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(ABC News)   Ex-girlfriend of "Facebook killer" doesn't know if she wants to keep her name that he spoke on the video because the internet has been telling her she's the one who should have died. You're not helping, internet   ( abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2017-04-19 02:03:37 PM  
Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?
 
2017-04-19 02:07:19 PM  

Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?


Well, for about 20% of them, I'd guess the fact that she's a woman is reason enough to assume it was her fault and she drove him to it.  The rest, who the fark knows?  Lashing out, upset, joining in, whatever.
 
2017-04-19 02:23:42 PM  

Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?


People are jackasses.  Especially on the internet.
 
2017-04-19 02:26:14 PM  
The internet never helps. Even when it seems like it's helping, it's really just trying to lull you into enough of a complacent, relaxed state that it can get away with a few quick upskirt videos.
 
2017-04-19 02:43:06 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?

Well, for about 20% of them, I'd guess the fact that she's a woman is reason enough to assume it was her fault and she drove him to it.  The rest, who the fark knows?  Lashing out, upset, joining in, whatever.


I'd like to see a Venn diagram between people attacking her and people who describe themselves as MRAs.
 
2017-04-19 02:53:03 PM  
Way to victimize a victim even further.

Thanks, interwebs...real geniuses.
 
2017-04-19 02:54:44 PM  
Wow... as if I'm sure she didn't feel bad enough, people are seriously blaming her for what that deranged motherfarker did "in her name"? That's low, even for the internet.
 
2017-04-19 02:56:13 PM  

jake_lex: LowbrowDeluxe: Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?

Well, for about 20% of them, I'd guess the fact that she's a woman is reason enough to assume it was her fault and she drove him to it.  The rest, who the fark knows?  Lashing out, upset, joining in, whatever.

I'd like to see a Venn diagram between people attacking her and people who describe themselves as MRAs.


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2017-04-19 02:57:11 PM  

Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?


Is today your first day on the Internet? Head over to a website called 4chan and look for a board called /pol/. Then you'll understand.
 
2017-04-19 02:59:11 PM  
jackasses on fark blaming the ex girlfriend in 3 2
 
2017-04-19 02:59:55 PM  
I hope the internet collapses in on itself some day soon.
 
2017-04-19 03:00:22 PM  

serpent_sky: Wow... as if I'm sure she didn't feel bad enough, people are seriously blaming her for what that deranged motherfarker did "in her name"? That's low, even for the internet.


People are gullible as sh*t. Look at who they elected to be President.
 
2017-04-19 03:00:48 PM  

Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?


Where do you think GamerGate came from?
 
2017-04-19 03:00:58 PM  

serpent_sky: Wow... as if I'm sure she didn't feel bad enough, people are seriously blaming her for what that deranged motherfarker did "in her name"? That's low, even for the internet.


Yeah, don't know about him being deranged and that's the scary part. They were talking about him appearing absolutely normal today on NPR. (On Point) He worked with disadvantaged kids and such. So if he was deranged, it was a sudden break.

As far as blaming her, that's crossing the Schwarzschild radius of stupidity. That's like blaming the guy whose soon-to-be ex-wife shot him and their daughters. I mean, there are people that do it, but I think the people blaming those victims are crazier than the shooters.
 
2017-04-19 03:03:19 PM  
It's the Internet. You had people responding to Good Friday messages by sending death threats to Jesus.
 
2017-04-19 03:03:42 PM  
Ex-girlfriend?  So she's available now?
 
2017-04-19 03:08:11 PM  
"I don't know if I know how to be Joy Lane anymore."

May I suggest, "Misery Rhodes"?
 
2017-04-19 03:08:42 PM  

Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?


Well, it probably didn't help that she had all sorts of nice things to say about the guy.

"Steve really is a nice guy... he is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family Please respect our privacy at this time"

It's not a good reason, but the internet doesn't need a good reason, it just needs a reason.
 
2017-04-19 03:08:45 PM  

Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?


Because people are terrible, like her ex.
 
2017-04-19 03:12:35 PM  

nekom: Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?

People are jackasses.  Especially on the internet.


Anonymity is a beautiful and terrible thing.
 
2017-04-19 03:14:52 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: It's the Internet. You had people responding to Good Friday messages by sending death threats to Jesus.


There was a guy who lived near my brother that had his wife and two of their three kids die, after their car was hit by a drunk gal at a stoplight. They were blaming him, like he had control over the drunk bint who hit their car after speeding through a yellow light, losing control, and slamming into the passenger side of their vehicle while it was stopped at the red light.

They then proceeded to blame her ex since her defense was predicated on the fact she was drinking because of the pain from that relationship, that ended 6 months earlier when he moved to another state.

Ugh.
 
2017-04-19 03:15:20 PM  
inglixthemad:
Yeah, don't know about him being deranged and that's the scary part. They were talking about him appearing absolutely normal today on NPR. (On Point) He worked with disadvantaged kids and such. So if he was deranged, it was a sudden break.

What on earth?  His actions were deranged.  Thats the proof you need.    Most crazy people don't babble around like Charles Manson, and HE was only that doing for attention.
 
2017-04-19 03:15:30 PM  
The Internet isn't here to help, fool.
 
2017-04-19 03:16:54 PM  
Meh. Sounds like a porn name anyway.
 
2017-04-19 03:18:15 PM  

lennavan: Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?

Well, it probably didn't help that she had all sorts of nice things to say about the guy.

"Steve really is a nice guy... he is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family Please respect our privacy at this time"

It's not a good reason, but the internet doesn't need a good reason, it just needs a reason.


There are plenty of people who can keep up a good show on the outside but are a mess on the inside.  Usually they hurt themselves instead but not always.
 
2017-04-19 03:18:23 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: jackasses on fark blaming the ex girlfriend in 3 2


Well, in a way it kind ...

Nope. Can't even finish it in jest.  It all goes on him.
 
2017-04-19 03:19:23 PM  
I hope she has/finds someone Internet savvy in her life who can explain this to her.

The hateful people on the Internet are trolls. They are loathsome, cruel, desperate for acknowledgment, and most importantly possess a short-attention span. They will go after her with all of their fervor, until the next big thing comes along. Then you won't hear from them ever again, because no one is paying attention to you (and by proxy them) anymore. What effect is trolling a dead story going to bring?

No need to change anything. Just wait them out.
 
2017-04-19 03:20:05 PM  

Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?


Does she look like Yoko Ono?
 
2017-04-19 03:21:06 PM  

LewDux: Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?

Does she look like Yoko Ono?


Sing, you mean?
 
2017-04-19 03:21:56 PM  

T.rex: inglixthemad:
Yeah, don't know about him being deranged and that's the scary part. They were talking about him appearing absolutely normal today on NPR. (On Point) He worked with disadvantaged kids and such. So if he was deranged, it was a sudden break.

What on earth?  His actions were deranged.  Thats the proof you need.    Most crazy people don't babble around like Charles Manson, and HE was only that doing for attention.


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2017-04-19 03:31:35 PM  

T.rex: inglixthemad:
Yeah, don't know about him being deranged and that's the scary part. They were talking about him appearing absolutely normal today on NPR. (On Point) He worked with disadvantaged kids and such. So if he was deranged, it was a sudden break.

What on earth?  His actions were deranged. Thats the proof you need.    Most crazy people don't babble around like Charles Manson, and HE was only that doing for attention.


Calling them deranged glosses over what made him do it. Just lump him in with crazy and don't bother looking why. This has the effect of not helping society be able to look for warning signs in the future. The problem is nothing about him appeared crazy until the day of his deranged actions. Was it drugs? Was it the relationship ending? Was it a long-term but not diagnosed mental disorder? Any of a dozen other things?

We shouldn't just lump him in with crazy without knowing why. If it's drugs hopefully they find out in the tox screen. The guy was a bit old to lose it over a girlfriend, without having had similar bad behavior before, breaking up with him. Maybe he was able to "hide" (he might not have known) a mental disorder that hadn't crossed into true nutter territory. I can't say, and that's scarier. I don't like not knowing what set someone, who only had a couple traffic tickets and worked with disadvantaged kids, down a path that people consider abhorrent. Murdering someone live? It's not something that makes sense given his known history.
 
2017-04-19 03:31:52 PM  
I'm starting to think this whole internet thing was a bad idea.
 
2017-04-19 03:34:49 PM  
Hey... does anyone know where I need to go to leave bad comments about the girlfriend?
 
2017-04-19 03:36:35 PM  
Are people seriously making her out to be the reason for this?  They are blaming her?

Well fark every last one of those assholes!  She's a victim, you farking morons.

If you blame her, you are siding with the murderer.
 
2017-04-19 03:37:07 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: It's the Internet. You had people responding to Good Friday messages by sending death threats to Jesus.


That bastard.
He should be crucified.
 
2017-04-19 03:40:31 PM  
Did I miss all the Godwin jokes?
 
2017-04-19 03:40:51 PM  

DubyaHater: Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?

Is today your first day on the Internet? Head over to a website called 4chan and look for a board called /pol/. Then you'll understand.


I don't like visiting toxic waste dumps. Yikes.
 
2017-04-19 03:41:16 PM  

vudukungfu: OtherLittleGuy: It's the Internet. You had people responding to Good Friday messages by sending death threats to Jesus.

That bastard.
He should be crucified.


you nailed that joke.
 
2017-04-19 03:41:17 PM  

Astorix: Why the holy fark would people dog pile on the ex gf?


President Misogynist approves.
 
2017-04-19 03:41:46 PM  

stonelotus: "I don't know if I know how to be Joy Lane anymore."

May I suggest, "Misery Rhodes"?


Came in to make that exact joke.
Well done, sir or madam. Funnied.
 
2017-04-19 03:42:38 PM  

serpent_sky: Wow... as if I'm sure she didn't feel bad enough, people are seriously blaming her for what that deranged motherfarker did "in her name"? That's low, even for the internet.


Why not? Everybody seems to want to blame Jesus for what his asshole followers do, too. People who have no sense of agency will always attack whomever is apparently weakest, if for no other reason than to try to show that they still exist ("I hurt yourself today, to see if I could still feel."). Dumping on her gives them a "reason' for what happened, gives them closure, and, most importantly, makes it look like those who are shat upon bring it on themselves, which they think they would never do ("Nobody will deport MY husband, because he is one of the good ones."), and it gives them the illusion of control as long as The Other is the one getting screwed. Even as they vote time and again for everything and everyone who works against them.

Mental health is becoming a randomly assigned luxury in this world.
 
2017-04-19 03:43:12 PM  
Unless she actively did something to promote his violence or to push him over the edge, she is blameless.  However, there is no evidence she did anything wrong. So fark those assholes.
 
2017-04-19 03:46:09 PM  
So if she leaves him, it's her fault when he flips out and goes on a self-indulgent public shooting tantrum.

If she stays, when he flips out and turns his rage on her, it's her own fault for being with a jerk instead of one of the internet's niiiiice guuuuys who will now proceed to hound her to the brink of sanity for the crime of existing and being a woman.
 
2017-04-19 03:48:18 PM  

inglixthemad: OtherLittleGuy: It's the Internet. You had people responding to Good Friday messages by sending death threats to Jesus.

There was a guy who lived near my brother that had his wife and two of their three kids die, after their car was hit by a drunk gal at a stoplight. They were blaming him, like he had control over the drunk bint who hit their car after speeding through a yellow light, losing control, and slamming into the passenger side of their vehicle while it was stopped at the red light.

They then proceeded to blame her ex since her defense was predicated on the fact she was drinking because of the pain from that relationship, that ended 6 months earlier when he moved to another state.

Ugh.


Damn, that really sucks. This guy had to relive and be blamed for losing over half his family due to a chick who couldn't take personal responsibility for her actions. I hope the judge put her away for a long time.
 
2017-04-19 03:58:24 PM  

bearcats1983: inglixthemad: OtherLittleGuy: It's the Internet. You had people responding to Good Friday messages by sending death threats to Jesus.

There was a guy who lived near my brother that had his wife and two of their three kids die, after their car was hit by a drunk gal at a stoplight. They were blaming him, like he had control over the drunk bint who hit their car after speeding through a yellow light, losing control, and slamming into the passenger side of their vehicle while it was stopped at the red light.

They then proceeded to blame her ex since her defense was predicated on the fact she was drinking because of the pain from that relationship, that ended 6 months earlier when he moved to another state.

Ugh.

Damn, that really sucks. This guy had to relive and be blamed for losing over half his family due to a chick who couldn't take personal responsibility for her actions. I hope the judge put her away for a long time.


It was insane. The whole thing with the ex too. I mean, her ex left the farking state and had not had contact with her for months. They still tried to blame him? Yep, blame anyone but the person who committed the crime. Disgusting.

I hope the people blaming this lady learn to think. I don't care if they broke up because she was farking his best friend, it's not an excuse for his actions, and it's not her fault.
 
2017-04-19 03:58:44 PM  
I blame the killer's mother.  She could have aborted him years ago.
 
2017-04-19 04:01:35 PM  

jake_lex: I'd like to see a Venn diagram between people attacking her and people who describe themselves as MRAs.


You mean a circle?
 
2017-04-19 04:04:54 PM  
Actually, it's about ethics in murder journalism.
 
2017-04-19 04:09:45 PM  
I doubt any of them are Amy Schumer fans.
 
2017-04-19 04:09:45 PM  
These people sound like the kind of people who should be given access to a gun and Facebook.
 
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