I’m writing to you to complain about Face of Haters, the recent exposé you’ve written, where you published and ridiculed family photos of men that insulted you and your friends on Facebook.
Now, I’m afraid I can’t look at family portraits the same way again.
It used to be that when I see a dad in such pictures, I would go: “Wow, he must be such an awesome dad, raising two beautiful children and marrying such a gorgeous wife.”
I would imagine him going on picnics with his family in a beautiful field on a sunny day, teaching the kids how to fly a kite. I would imagine the children running to his arms after he returns from a hard day at work, planting innocent little kisses.
That impression is ruined. After reading your post, skeptical thoughts would flood my mind whenever I see a family portrait.
Now, I’d think: “Did this dad just called someone a slut on the Sammyboy forums? Did he sleep with a coworker while his pregnant wife cooks his favorite meal? Is he a child molester, and a pervert?”
Dads just aren’t what they used to be anymore.
What’s worse is that when I see my family photo, and my smiling dad in it, I shudder to think what dirty secrets he has, or what unsavory things he has done without us knowing.
Maybe he has a fetish for a certain kind of porn. Maybe he fished for porn on my laptop. Maybe he had visited a prostitute while my mum was pregnant with me.
I just want to say thanks, Xiaxue, for ruining family photos forever. Thanks for spoiling my innocent little world. Thanks for showing us that everyone is full of dirty secrets, and that behind every happy family portrait is a perverted dad.
And thanks for punishing those who are simply expressing out loud the hidden, genuine thoughts many have towards you.
Others are just afraid of typing it out.
Thanks to your actions, they never will.
Your disgruntled ex-fangirl