Jennifer Lawrence Asks Internet Mob to Identify 'White Supremacists.' What Could Go Wrong?!
Hollywood people are best known for miming and talking in tune. They aren't known for their overabundance of brain noodles (see Actor Idiot T.J. Miller Admits Hollywood Should Push Progressivism on Kids and LOL! Hollywood Blames Trump For The Failure Of Their Comedies). Lack of sufficient IQs explains why many celebrities accidentally trigger a series of unfortunate events. That and their over-inflated sense of importance. Y'all are in moving pictures. Get over yourselves.
Hollywood moron Jennifer Lawrence asked her personal internet mob to identify the Charlottesville supremacists. Let the Error Games commence.
Now, what's the worst that can happen here? Shouldn't we shame people who are white supremacists since they're awful people? Racism is bad. Ergo, racists are bad, yes?
Slow your roll, internet. Because JLaw has 16 million followers on Facebook. Not all of them are members of MENSA.
Behold, an example. Because Jenny girl wasn't the only one to call for action. Several Twitter accounts have popped up, calling for the identification of all the Tiki Torch wielding protesters.
While many of the rally participants are still unidentified, a Twitter account called @YesYoureRacist has been working to name the white supremacists through social media outreach.
“If you recognize any of the Nazis marching in #Charlottesville, send me their names/profiles and I'll make them famous #GoodNightAltRight,” the account tweeted Saturday.
When one calls on the militia of the interwebs, the militia takes action. Fully. Without using due processes. Or understanding that sometimes some people look alike. Like this case. The internet mob found a man named Kyle Quinn who's the doppelganger of a protester. Do you think the mob internet bothered to fact check to ensure they weren't doxing the wrong guy? Nope.
... [Quinn] discovered that social media sleuths had incorrectly identified him as a participant in a white nationalist rally some 1,100 miles away in Charlottesville, Va. Overnight, thousands of strangers across the country had been working together to share photographs of the men bearing Tiki torches on the University of Virginia campus. They wanted to name and shame them to their employers, friends and neighbors. In a few cases, they succeeded.
A man at the rally had been photographed wearing an “Arkansas Engineering” shirt, and the amateur investigators found a photo of Mr. Quinn that looked somewhat similar. They were both bearded and had similar builds.
This isn't KYLE QUINN .:. Who is he ??? #Namethenazi ???? .:. https://t.co/8P6pNlukeC— Ferris Bueller (@Ferris Bueller)1502655665.0
Mr. Quinn, who runs a laboratory dedicated to wound-healing research, was quickly flooded with vulgar messages on Twitter and Instagram, he said in an interview on Monday. Countless people he had never met demanded he lose his job, accused him of racism and posted his home address on social networks.
“You have celebrities and hundreds of people doing no research online, not checking facts,” he said. “I’ve dedicated my life to helping all people, trying to improve health care and train the next generation of scientists, and this is potentially throwing a wrench in that.”
So, if you're a rising starlet with 16 million Facebook followers: good for you. But how about not virtue signaling how much you hate white supremacists by essentially sending your followers on a mob/witch hunt for strangers on the net, who those mobsters may or may not correctly identify. As seen with the Kyle Quinn case above.
Being angry about a cause doesn't make you a better person. Being responsible about how you direct that anger, and engaging in actual constructive dialog and measures (not punching people or hunting people down) does. How is this hard?
Also, where was all the hate and rage over Black Lives Matter targeting cops? I don't remember JLaw addressing the blind cop hate from Black Lives Matter. You?
~Co-written by Nichole Cooper and Courtney Kirchoff