Even by today’s standards, the nation was appalled by an online video showing three Atlanta females viciously beating up a former female friend.
According to the victim, Myriah Pointer, the beating took place because they accused her of sitting on a Whopper Jr.
Yes, a $1.69 fast-food burger.
“I just thought they were going to kill me,” Pointer told USA TODAY. “I can’t understand it for nothing. It cannot be because of a burger.”
Most of America seems to agree with Pointer.
While there are widespread hunger issues in America which could incite reckless reactions over food, it didn’t appear the three female attackers in this video missed too many meals.
If this attack wasn’t provoked by fine Burger King cuisine, what was the real motivation?
This is pure speculation, but jealousy could very well have played a part in this ambush. Judging by some of the comments posted under the video, numerous “attractive” females recollect how they are treated similarly by “not-so-attractive” females.
Now, before you attack me for this speculation, let me make it clear I understand “attraction” is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone is beautiful in some shape or form.
But take a few minutes to reflect on this…
How often have you heard “not-so-attractive” females bragging about messing up the “attractive” girl’s face during a fight? Or, how often do you hear the 300 lb bully scream, “Oh, you think you’re cute?” minutes before slapping the daylight out of the 100 lb cheerleader. There is certainly a measure of jealousy associated with how attractive females believe they are in comparison to others.
Simply put, it’s human behavior to have some hidden resentment (no matter how small it may be) towards someone else because they have something you don’t. Whether it’s looks, athleticism, fame, popularity, financial freedom… the list goes on and on. And sometimes, especially when alcohol or drugs are involved, this hidden resentment manifests itself, rears it’s ugly head, and looks very similar to this disgusting incident in Atlanta.
In an interesting twist, some have argued that Pointer was keeping her friends around solely to make herself look more “attractive.” In other words, she was an “attractive” female surrounded by several “not-so-attractive” females, so she suddenly became the “very attractive” female of the bunch.
Really though, that’s a mute point… the attack should never have happened and can be described as cowardly at best.
Honestly, it’s a sad world when young ladies are okay with recording a video of themselves viciously attacking another young lady, holding her hostage for hours, and then posting it on social media.
So, what happens now? Where’s the justice?
If you have an eye-for-an-eye mentality, you’d suggest putting each suspect in a MMA cage and let them each fight off three attackers simultaneously to see how fun it is. But violence is never the key, so that option is equally foolish and immature.
For starters, maybe a boycott is overdue for these websites which encourage this foolishness and degradation, giving our young and impressionable generation an easy forum to upload and post trash in hopes of becoming “famous.”
Clearly, the attackers were seeking some sort of popularity by uploading the video. “Hey, if we can’t be attractive or lady-like, at least we can be famous!”
Well, the irony is they are famous now, but certainly not for the reasons they intended. Let’s just hope the Atlanta Justice System takes this seriously and deters this behavior in the future.
Like Pointer said, ‘With friends like that, who needs enemies.’