You all probably heard Martha Stewart is on the cover of Sports Illustrated. (If you haven’t see it, you can look here) And since absolutely no one asked my opinion on that cover, here it is:
Personally, I hate it. But if it makes Martha Stewart happy, then I say good for her.
But to all the outraged people who think I don’t get to have an opinion unless it’s their opinion? You know the type that jump on social media and lecture the haters like me who think that cover looks a bit silly? Bite me. My opinion is mine and by the way, it’s no reflection on Martha Stewart personally. I have never met her. Professionally, she’s done plenty I do admire, including building an empire out of being a lifestyle guru. But that cover makes me roll my eyes and wish Martha Steward had represented grown ass women who are done pretending to be 23 year old sex goddesses. Again, that’s just me. If others feel differently, believe she represented in a big way and validated something important to them, I respect that. It doesn’t upset me, nor would I want to change their opinion. I like that people have different views, it makes us all interesting, and one would hope, less narrow-minded.
I mean, I also don’t care for mayo, but I never get mad when I see it on the grocery shelves. Instead, I just buy my preference of mustard and go on about my day. That’s how most opinions should be treated. As opinions and not declarations of war.
And my opinion is simple: I don’t like the cover almost as much as I don’t like mayo. But both Mayo and Martha still have the perfect right to live and thrive and I have the right to keep having opinions no matter how riled up the social media crowd gets
Also I hate to point out he obvious, but when something is published, then their will be opinions. Not all of them will be good. I know this from my own career as an author. I didn’t always love it, but it was part of the job and I tried hard to be publicly gracious. And I’m positive that Martha Stewart is much more experienced at this than me!
Anyway that’s my Wednesday Rant. By the way, this rant was brought to you by a random FB post I saw lecturing the world about why they had to love the Martha Stewart cover. (I could probably find it if I tried, but I don’t want to support those kinds of posts and besides, we’ve all seen different variations of those posts).
Do you have a rant or opinion you’d like to share today?