In her speech at the White House, Melania revealed that the campaign is called “BE BEST,” and is aimed at promoting positive social media practices and preventing opioid abuse among students.
“There are too many critical issues facing children today so the three main pillars of BE BEST will include well-being, social media use, and opioid abuse,” Melania said. “We can and should teach children the important of social and self-awareness, positive relationship skills, and responsible decision making.”
This is an extremely pertinent campaign. Unlike in the past, bullying doesn’t stop once school lets out – it follows students home and affects them in ways that parents who grew up without social media can’t possibly conceive. As for opioid abuse, one needs only watch the news to see how rampant the issue has become, particularly in more rural and low-income communities.
Unfortunately, blue checkmark liberals completely missed the heart of the campaign because they just couldn’t get past “BE BEST.”
BE BEST but not AT GRAMMAR. pic.twitter.com/CqeucSpVR8
— Molly BE BEST Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) May 7, 2018
Look, I don’t really lay into Trump’s family. Not even his adult kids, who are just complete assholes. And the three pillars of this initiative are great!
1⃣ well being
2⃣ social media use
3⃣ opioid abuse
But this slogan is awful. It doesn’t mean anything.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly 🌊 BWCS (@AynRandPaulRyan) May 7, 2018
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) May 7, 2018
Is it just me or does “Be Best” (not be *your* best) sound like broken English? I mean, is someone proofing this stuff?
— Sacha Zimmerman (@sachaZee) May 7, 2018
For non-English speakers, preferably those from Eastern Europe:
Is “Be Best” an idiom in your language?
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) May 7, 2018
— Brooks Sherman (@byobrooks) May 7, 2018
One stand-up guy even attacked Melania’s looks.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) May 7, 2018
And, of course, it wouldn’t be liberal Twitter without an anti-gun reference to the NRA.
Kids would be happier if they didn’t face the unique American problem of being shot at school.
The NRA owns your ‘husband’.
Nothing will change until the youth BE BEST and vote Republicans out.#BeBest
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) May 7, 2018
The sad thing is that these people likely can’t see past their hatred and bias to realize that they’re acting just like the immature bullies that Melania’s campaign hopes to combat. Hopefully, one day they’ll learn to grow up and be better – “best” is probably too high a mark for them.
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