This week we dropped a new episode of Nobody Asked Me, But… Taylor’s segment which you can find on Two Buttons Deep every Monday during the summer season. This week was no different from others, except for the fact we were broadcasting from the beautiful Adirondack mountains on a 90-degree day. What does that environment call for? Bathing suits and sunscreen. Maybe going all buttons deep with a Hawaiian shirt for the gents to feel the breeze.
Anyways, we shot the video, posted it on Monday and quickly realized that the internet is apparently not ready for a girl in a bikini.
Full disclosure: when we were watching the footage and editing the piece together, we did recognize the fact Taylor was looking a little more voluptuous than she anticipated, but we had a good laugh about it.
As a girl who keeps her social media presence to a fairly conservative mix of wedding dresses and abstract photos of buildings, it was a bit out of Taylor’s comfort zone to post herself in a bathing suit.
But all it took was a quick scroll through Instagram to see 20+ other girls we know who post full body shots of them posing at the beach or their parent’s pool to realize that this shot wasn’t as risqué as we thought. But the internet had other ideas.
The perverts came out in full force as if they haven’t ever seen a girl in a bikini in their life. And odds are, they probably don’t very often in real life, but this is the internet, folks.
You can find literally anything you want in abundance, and even my social media timeline is swamped with flexing shots and beach bathing pictures on a daily basis.
And I get what we do here at 2BD puts our personalities in the limelight of sorts and we do expect public feedback, but here’s your warning: when you come at us or anyone on our team, we will strike back twice as good. This is what makes 2BD so much better than any other local media outlet, there’s no rules here. We will ruin you if you try and cross us. And now your perverted comments are now screen shotted and will be on blast for all your friends and family to see for the rest of time.
Fortunately, we have some right-minded 2BD fans who came to Taylor’s defense and put some other haters in body bags who subsequently deleted their comments before I did my good old fashioned screenshot sweep, but just let it be known there was much worse stuff written about Taylor. They got lucky this time…
The best part of it all is that a lot of people were shitting on Taylor for her opening joke, “I love the Adirondacks, because as soon as I go past exit 16, I turn from an 8 to a 10.”
Is that joke rude? Yes. Is that joke true? Definitely. Could the internet handle that? Not if they live above exit 16.
Many people jumped right on the sexism bandwagon, which is a stretch to begin with. But it’s even more of a stretch because this joke was written by a man (me) about my experiences in the Adirondacks, as a man.
Let’s back up a little bit and explain the origins of this joke and why I stand behind it no matter how many haters we get from the North Country. I once was seeing a young lady who lived in a town called Schroon Lake, about an hour-and-a-half north of Albany.
A. Schroon Lake is a great little town.
B. I have never received more compliments on my appearance than I have in the bar scene up north. Literally every single person who was a local complimented the young lady on bringing in a great “catch” (they all fish) and somebody even said I was the most handsome man they have ever seen. Please write that on my gravestone. I literally have not had a more positive reaction about my looks anywhere else in the world. I almost moved there instantly but then remembered how much I hate fishing.
So at that point, I joked that as soon as I passed exit 16, I went from an Albany 7 to a North Country 9, which is just a fact and an applicable scale to anybody in New York State. And yes I’m well aware that I’m a New York City 4.
I figured this joke would do well in Taylor’s segment and even gave her a charity toss of writing that she went from an 8 to a 10 instead of a 7 to a 9. I thought she would object and say to start at something more modest like a 6 or a 7, but the girl is confident and I’m not here to argue with that. Just the shmucks coming after us.
If I’ve learned anything from this experience, it’s that Taylor in a bathing suit causes quite the stir. But here’s the bottom line: if you think we sit around a table and figure out what outfit we can put Taylor in to show off her goods and bring in that kind of attention to our website, you’re wrong.
This girl is fashionable in ways the 518 doesn’t even know of yet, has one of the most buttoned up personal Instagram profiles compared to most 20-somethings out there, and oh, it was 90 degrees out and we were on a boat all day. She was in a bathing suit, people. And we’re an entertainment website, we make jokes, too.
I’m shocked there are girls who endure this heat from men on the internet and still continue to post provocative shots of themselves. And better yet, it actually is possible to show the world you are both perverted, and witty!
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