What Kind of Asshole Makes a Joke About the Colorado Movie Theater Shooting?

I’m trying to figure out just how outraged I should be over a friend’s Facebook comment that said the following:

“Just had the unfortunate experience of sitting through all three hours of the new Batman movie. Those people who got shot during the first hour were actually lucky. (Yes, it was that terrible.)”

That’s just a horrible thing to write, correct? I’m not even gonna say it’s “too soon” for a joke like that because there won’t be any time when it’s not too soon. Am I overreacting to this comment? Is it ok to joke about this if all you’re saying is “better that they got shot during the first hour than the third hour”? I don’t think so, but then I look at the comments below her post from her other friends and there are only six of them, and only in one did someone say she shouldn’t have said that.

After that one person did respond to her comment negatively, the original “friend” I’m speaking of followed up with this:

“Also, of course the massacre was a terrible tragedy, and I’m sorry for the families of everyone who died (…anyone who knows me is aware that goes without saying). But I’m sure anyone who actually suffered through the entire movie would agree: it’s probably better for everyone involved that it happened during the beginning of the movie, rather than right at the end — that would have added insult to injury.”

Does her clarification here make it any better?

I’m so torn on how to react to this…Ignore it? Make a comment on her wall about how awful of a person I think she is? Post her name and all of her info on my blog for others to send her nasty messages? My problem is that if I comment on her wall, I will probably go way over the top and tell her how I hope she gets gunned down while trying to do something she enjoys.

I’m going to let my readers decide how I should respond to this with a vote (see below).

This is beside the point, but…she’s totally wrong about the movie. Dark Knight Rises was a solid B+/A-.

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2 thoughts on “What Kind of Asshole Makes a Joke About the Colorado Movie Theater Shooting?

  1. on the one hand, i think it’s a dick move to call her out and don’t necessarily think it’s that bad of a joke. on the other hand, everyone knows controversy is great for ratings / blog hits. maybe you should make a huge deal of it and throw some trashy insults her way. be an instigator. get an immature and outlandish dialogue going that will appeal to your readers baser instincts and watch the popularity of your site soar to new heights.

    • IMO its definitely NOT a “dick” move to call her out! Would you think the same way if it was one of your friends or family members? Calling her out might actually make her think twice before posting an extremely cold heartless “joke” like that again…although if she can make a comment like that in the first place she has no conscience anyway

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