That Horrible, TERRIBLE Actress Mary Louise Parker May Quit Acting Because The Internet Is Too Mean To Her
If you can depend on the internet for two thing, it’s negativity and cruelty. Just go to any post Season 1 The Killing comment board (hey-oh!) Well the internet can be a wonderful thing that opens up creative and enlightening discussions about important topics affecting our modern world, it could also be your average Youtube comment section and make you want to kill yourself at literally every turn. For most people now a days, the cruelty of the internet is an average thing—yeah you might have one douchebag harassing you on a comment board or something, but what does it matter? They’re an anonymous person who you most likely will never met in person and thus care little about. But for some people, the misbehavior and assholery of the internet is too much to handle—and apparently, Weeds actress Mary Louis Parker may be one of those people. According to a recent interview, comments from the internet might even cause her to give up on her career in its entirety.
During an interview with a News Corp Australia for R.I.P.D., Mary Louise Parker revealed her plans to soon leave behind her profession, mostly due to mean things said about her on blogs, comment boards, and the like. According to her:
“I’m not really that into it anymore…I don’t know how many more movies I wanna do. I wouldn’t mind doing a TV show again, I’d like to do a couple more plays, but I’m almost done acting, I think. The world has gotten too mean for me, it’s just too bitchy. All the websites and all the blogging and all the people giving their opinion and their hatred … it’s all so mean-spirited, it’s all so critical. It’s sport for people, it’s fun to get on at night and unleash their own self-loathing by attacking someone else who they think has a happier life – or something, I dunno.”
On the one hand, Mary Louise Parker’s statements leave me baffled a bit. If this was Sarah Jessica Parker or Megan Fox, I would kind of get it—most people on the internet have nothing but mean things to say about actresses like that. But is bashing Mary Louise Parker really a common thing? Granted I’m not too familiar with her work but, from what I’ve seen of her, she seems to be a capable actress. And either way, I really don’t read that much negative things about her. Maybe I’m just not caught up on all the Louise Parker chatter or something, but she seems relatively well regarded to me.
That said, I can see how hundreds of negative comments could hurt the self esteem of celebrities. Like I said, the internet is often a very mean place—if you don’t grow thick skin, you’re toast out there. I’ve received plenty of mean comments in my day, but what can you do? Just walk it off and move on with your life, that’s what I say. That said, a few comment about how dumb I am for disliking The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t really compare to hundreds upon hundreds of mean things said about a person’s body, acting ability, or personality. But once again, she’s a celebrity—stuff like that comes with the job as much as it does for opinion based bloggers like myself. And if Mary Louise Parker can’t take the heat…well, she best stay out of the kitchen.
What do you think? Is Mary Louise Parker’s comments warranted? Are you sad to see here lose passion for acting because of this?