Many of us struggle with our body image – whether we’re insecure about our height or weight – but one man has claimed one of his body features isn’t taken very seriously.
The anonymous man, believed to be from the United States, take from Reddit‘s Unpopular Opinion forum to share his frustration with people making fun of him for being bald.
In the post, he revealed that he’s been called “bald” and “Mr. Clean” in the past, and is often referred to as “the bald guy” – and he’s baffled that people find acceptable to make fun of him because of this feature.
He even claims that he could very well applaud people if he wanted to, and has stated that he sees no reason why he shouldn’t respond by calling people “chubby” if they chose to mock from him.
His argument divided opinion among readers, eliciting sympathy from some but leading others to be unsure whether they agreed with his argument.
A man has sparked a debate on Reddit after claiming he should be allowed to make jokes about other people’s appearances if they made fun of his baldness.
Writing on the forum, the man said: “I’ve never been self-conscious and I love being bald, but it amazes me over the years how casually people say things like ‘Hey bald, the bald, what’s up Mr. Clean”., where did all your hair go?
He continued: “A lot of men really struggle with baldness and I wonder how it affects them? Why would it be so horrible (for me) to respond, “I’m fine, how’s your day going, chubby”?
The man highlighted how baldness is genetic and inevitable for some, while he argued that obesity is something that happens “by choice”.
Many stepped up to show their support for the man – and some even said they already make comments about people’s weight when they feel targeted.
One person said: “When a fat person makes fun of my bald head, I talk about their weight.” The utter shock on their faces is still priceless!’
Another said they wanted to form a “bald positivity movement.”
However, another anonymous commenter said the man was being unfair and that other people “deserve to be treated like human beings” even if they offended him.
A man, also bald, says he is often the victim of insults because of his lack of hair, but he insists: “It doesn’t bother me.”
However, he added: “The fact that they would not hesitate to throw such an insult is disturbing.”
And another argued there shouldn’t be a problem anyway – because bald heads are “kind of in” these days.