Daily NewsA Sikh woman’s eloquent response to a tasteless Reddit post targeting her facial hair has sparked virtual applause online. A photo unknowingly taken of Ohio State University student Balpreet Kaur, who has sideburns and a beard, was posted on the website’s “funny” thread, prompting a string of cruel comments. When the neuroscience student saw them, she added a message of her own. “Yes, I’m a baptized Sikh woman with facial hair,” Kaur wrote. “Yes, I realize that my gender is often confused and I look different than most women. However, baptized Sikhs believe in the sacredness of this body — it is a gift that has been given to us by the Divine Being (which is genderless, actually) and, must keep it intact as a submission to the divine will.” Kaur continued to school callous commenters on her religion, explaining that she wasn’t upset or offended — if anyone wanted a photo, “they could have just asked and I could have smiled.” “To me, my face isn’t important but the smile and the happiness that lie behind the face are,” she wrote. “So, if anyone sees me at OSU, please come up and say hello.” Kaur explained that when she dies, “no one is going to remember what I looked like.” “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 chance and progress for this world in any way I can.”

Listen, Balpreet Kaur – whether or not anyone remembers what you look like after you croak isn’t the point. It’s about spending your breathing years as a woman looking like the dude from Jackass who got pubes glued to his face. Shit makes me Sikh. Divine Being or not, anyone who subjects you to such ridicule is an asshole. It’s just a shame your religion has you so brainwashed you’re flaunting your beard like some kind of devout hero. You’re no Black Unicorn. Your beard is weird & that stache is trash. I don’t know what impact & legacy you expect to leave, but being thrust into national news because of your whiskers should be a big motherfucking hint as to what you’re going down in the books for. If Kevin Gilbride & Keith Hernandez can shed their epic push brooms and not spontaneously combust, I’m pretty sure the divine will doesn’t give a flying fuck about your insignificant facial hair. So either get yourself a Mach Mikh 3 (too much?) and live like a semi-normal person or just kill yourself and embrace your divinity a little earlier. No reason to act more uppity than a snobby smoke with your bullshit furry commitment to the after-life when you look like my taint.