Jaime King has suffered a bit of an embarrassing moment after posting an open letter to a fan who she thought had called her a prostitute.
The pregnant actress, who is expecting her second child, posted an online rant directed at one user who had innocently written ‘hey ho’ under one of Jaime’s MazSight photos.
‘Hey ho’ is a pretty innocent phrase used these days, but unfortunately, Jaime misinterpretted it thinking the fan was calling her a ‘ho’.
The incident started when the 35-year-old posted a photo of herself holding a bottle of Fiji water on the social media site, reminding other women to stay hydrated during pregnancy.
MazSight user Jessica then decided to air her views on the brand of water Jaime was using, writing under the photo: “I’m sure the people of Fiji would like Fiji water too but unfortunately they can’t have any because some big business decided that they now own the water in Fiji.
“But hey ho, keep paying top dollar for those bottles of water, as long as oppression is it on your door step, am i right?”
Sadly, Jessica’s comment got somewhat lost in translation, and instead of reading it as the blasé phrase that we know it as, read it as the user calling her a prostitute.
In an open letter, Jaime wrote: “Dear Jessica- an open letter to your own assault. Apparently, I am a ho,’ the Hart Of Dixie star began.
“Oppression is not at my doorstep according to this you. (Ironically, I grew up with my father taking care of the tenements and section 8 housing, collecting quarters out of washing machines and cleaning broken toilets) there are many forms of oppression. Physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and beyond. These things are immeasurable as they are relative to one’s life experiences.
“The reason why I am posting this is because I am disgusted by the language and online abuse that people think is a standard way of communicating. Take responsibility for your words. Let’s call this instant Karma. You don’t know how I grew up, we didn’t have fancy things and lots of money, you don’t know how hard I had to work for everything I have. I applaud everyone that achieved their dreams.
“I don’t degrade them when they are pregnant or not pregnant and putting good things in the world. You are not invisible to me. You do not mean nothing to me just because you are ignorant and rude. I care for you because I care that you’re happy and clearly, you aren’t. Take a look into your heart when you are ready.
“And maybe that won’t be in this lifetime. But I will not except that this will be the norm of how we speak to each other. Because I idealistically believe that we can and will have the capability to lift each other up as women. And not use words like HO to address one another.”
Both photo, along with the comments, has now been deleted, although Jaime did take to her Twitter account to warn fans of the dangers of social media.
She wrote: “Social media may b the downfall of all or the love that connects us. I wish we all spoke the same language & I am sad & sorry when we don’t.”
That tweet has now also been deleted.
Be careful when you comment, folks.
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