To make matters worse, it was posted on the "Funny" section of a website for an open discussion.
Now, how would you really feel?
A Sikh woman studying in Ohio State, USA saw her photo after an internet user uploaded it.
Instead of taking legal action, she left a comment and offered a lesson on tolerance, acceptance and love.
A Reddit user by the name "european_douchebag" posted a photo of Balpreet Kaur under the /r/funny subreddit. The picture shows an unshaven Balpreet Kaur who does not shave her facial hair because of her faith.
|Image source: http://i.imgur.com/gAcNN.jpg / Reddit|
She found out of the photo from a friend but handled the situation gracefully.
"When I die, no one is going to remember what I looked like, heck, my kids will forget my voice, and slowly, all physical memory will fade away," Kaur wrote. "However, my impact and legacy will remain: and, by not focusing on the physical beauty, I have time to cultivate those inner virtues and hopefully, focus my life on creating change and progress for this world in any way I can."It garnered the attention of internet users around the world.
The person who posted the photo apologized and wrote...
"[...] I know that this post ISN'T a funny post but I felt the need to apologize to the Sikhs, Balpreet, and anyone else I offended when I posted that picture. Put simply it was stupid. Making fun of people is funny to some but incredibly degrading to the people you're making fun of. It was an incredibly rude, judgmental, and ignorant thing to post.
"[...] So reddit I'm sorry for being an asshole and for giving you negative publicity.# # #
Balpreet, I'm sorry for being a closed minded individual. You are a much better person than I am
Sikhs, I'm sorry for insulting your culture and way of life.
Balpreet's faith in what she believes is astounding."
Source: The Huffington Post Good News
Photo: european_douchebag / Reddit
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