Monday was a big day for the British Commonwealth. A new royal baby boy was born into the British monarchy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (otherwise known as Prince William and his wife Kate). Leaving aside the question of “why should Americans care about British royalty?” (answer: because Great Britain and the United States have been allies in war and peace for well over a hundred years, and because in our celebrity-obsessed media-driven culture, royalty is still a big deal and big money – the baby prince had his own Wikipedia page within hours of his birth), it should be a happy occasion to see a young married couple celebrating the healthy and safe birth of their firstborn child.
Unless you are a soulless and unhappy woman named Amanda Marcotte, that is.
As people celebrated the birth, Amanda Marcotte took the time to reveal the acrid darkness of her heart by tweeting this:
“I’ll give everyone a couple of hours to enjoy this arbitrarily selected baby to gush over before I start reminding you of infant mortality.”
When called out on her extraordinarily inappropriate comment – because who would celebrate any child’s birth, no matter how “arbitrarily selected” you may think the child is, by reminding people that babies sometimes die – she tried to portray herself as concerned for the feelings of mothers:
“Jesus Christ, it’s really sad seeing conservatives equate a mother losing her born baby with abortion. So cruel to heartbroken families.”
Marcotte then went on to discuss infant mortality rates and express her shock – SHOCK! – that “conservative obsessives” thought abortion was worse than her infant mortality statistics. And that she really doesn’t care about this royal baby at all, but that:
“I better not say I wish every baby could be born as wanted and healthy as Prince Baby or the hate I’ll get will be overwhelming.”
So, here is what I have to say to Amanda Marcotte, who says she doesn’t care about this baby, but apparently felt the need to comment about infant mortality when she learned of his arrival…
Amanda, you are a bitch.