Perniciousness, thy name is Buzzfeed

Via Ace, this gem – after my rant yesterday, it’s like the parasitic scourge that is Buzzfeed set out to prove my point for me. Some woman who no one has heard of, who only had 100 twitter followers, made a tasteless joke on twitter. I know! Totally newsworthy.

https://twitter.com/JustineSacco/status/414052561248075776

So yeah. Tasteless, but have you watched a primetime comedy lately? (Warning: Family Guy)

However, @BuzzfeedAndrew decided to make up for a slow news day by declaring her tweet the “worst tweet of all time”:

After the hordes of unwashed Buzzfeed readers were unleashed to enact social justice, her employer was besieged by complaints and released this statement:

“This is an outrageous, offensive comment that does not reflect the views and values of IAC. Unfortunately, the employee in question is unreachable on an international flight, but this is a very serious matter and we are taking appropriate action.”

So before this woman even completes her flight, her life was forever altered, potentially ruined, by some jackoff at Buzzfeed who wanted to get more clicks, and knew how to exploit the elementary school bully complex in his idiot readers.

That’s progress, people. Bully culture at its finest, and all in the name of political correctness and social justice. Merry Christmas, Justine.

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