OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
If you’ve been a long time follower of the Chicks, you know that I have a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong history of loathing Ashley Judd with the fury of a billion suns. It extends further back than the existence of the Chicks, even.
Without going into the long backstory, suffice it to say that if you really want details you can always do a search of her name on this very website and read about my intense dislike for Ashley Judd for LEGIT HOURS. There’s tons of content here about it. And my hatred isn’t just hatred from afar. Since my husband used to work in IndyCar, and Ashley’s EX-husband used to be an IndyCar driver, I’ve had enough personal encounters with her to have, shall we say…strong feelings about what kind of person she is. Feelings that were massively compounded by her own words over the years as she became the “nasty woman” she is (her words, not mine, although obviously I wholeheartedly echo them).
Anyway, to be fair, Ashley Judd has done some decent humanitarian work, but even when she’s done that it’s been an exercise of self-indulgence. Again – you can read about that at length in posts I’ve written previously.
Fast forward to this morning. I’m on vacation from the Mock ‘n Rob Show until January 3rd, so Daisy and I have been experimenting with some different start times for our morning livestream video. I posted this reminder to folks on FB this morning at 7am (our normal broadcasting time) to make sure people weren’t wondering where we were.
OMG you guys. THE REACTION. As of this writing, there are nearly TWO THOUSAND comments on that post. The amount of butthurt cannot be overstated. Here are some of my favorites:
Sigh! I’m no Ashley Judd fan but I am also un-following this page.
Really? This is what triggered you? THIS? Lemme guess. You’re a huge Trump supporter who loved it when he made fun of Mika Brzezinski’s bloody facelift. Amirite?
Really juvenile and classless to poke fun at a pic of an aging woman, no matter who she is.
Does this count? Because this is the literal cover photo for our Chicks on the Right Insiders Group (which you should join!):
Here’s a comment from someone who is threatening us with a good time:
To be a woman and to post shit like this tells me who you are and what you are about. I’ll keep following and calling YOU out. Your political BS is the fiber of your being.
Are we supposed to be concerned about being called out by a random internet stranger? Because there’s this thing we can do where we just block you from our page if we get sick of your crap. There’s ALSO a thing that YOU can do where you stop following the pages of people whose commentary you don’t like. WIN WIN!!!
Anyway, people are butthurt, and all I can do is laugh about it because they are either new to our brand, or they’ve decided to be holier-than-thou and pretend they never snark on people they dislike. Gimme a break. Is it meaner for me to post a horrible photo of Ashley Judd or is it meaner of Ashley Judd to say, about Trump, ““I am not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheetos dust?”
“But Mock,” I can hear some of the holier-than-thou folks saying, “Two wrongs don’t make a right! We should rise above! We should be better than the other side!” And to that I say, why? I mean, if you wanna bite your tongue and not say the thing I KNOW FULL WELL YOU ARE THINKING, then by all means, you do you. But here at COTR, we say #ALLTHETHINGS. For better or for worse. Take it or leave it.
Incidentally, I’d just like to point out for the record that at no time in my post did I say anything about Ashley Judd’s Actual Appearance. I said I was posting a horrible photo of her, which it objectively is. If your take-away is that she’s unattractive, that’s kind of on you. 🙂
Even though I can’t stand her, I’m the first to admit that she used to be undeniably gorgeous. But then her politics started showing up on her face.
Quick note in case I forget to mention it – I’ve seen a lot of comments from folks who would like to join the Chicks on the Right Insiders page on FB but aren’t able to get verification once they click the Join button. I have no idea why Zuckerberg has set it up this way, but for whatever reason, the only way to join that group page is to be on a desktop or laptop and NOT on a smart phone or device. Hope that helps!
For those of you who have actually been around these parts long enough to know the backstory about my hatred of Ashley Judd, and for those of you who simply took the joke and didn’t freaking lose your crap over it, you’re always welcome to sit next to us. You are our people. <3 And because you’re awesome, here’s some more terrible Ashley Judd photos for your amusement.