ok no this was not funny
we watched this in my psychology class, and what they did was actually really fuckin cruel. this girl has a genuine phobia of cotton balls. so what do the people on this fucking show do? they bombard her with as many cotton balls as possible without warning.
she ran out of the studio fucking sobbing she was so terrified.
bunch of fuckin dickshits.
even if it is, it’s still awful. because what does this teach people? it teaches them that if a phobia seems strange to us, then it’s something to laugh and joke about. it teaches people that phobias should be treated as comedy.
whether it’s real or not, it’s still shitty.
actually this really pisses me off. the other day in art class, we were doing a mini-project revolving around bugs. people found out that i have arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and instantly started picking at me, trying to get a reaction. this really put me on edge, and eventually i started yelling about how you dont make fun of someone’s fears. their response? “Yes you do!”
When someone has a phobia, or even just a fear, DO NOT MAKE FUN OF THEM FOR IT. DO NOT TRY TO SCARE THEM. IT IS NOT FUCKING FUNNY, AND COULD SEVERELY HURT THEM.
(Source: guccigoggles, via a-fey-and-awkward-presence)