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BigKennyShow November 4th, 2013 1:57am

A Michigan woman tweeted a picture of herself dressed as a Boston Marathon bombing victim for Halloween and was subsequently harassed and cyber bullied for it. Is bullying ever justified?

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DavesNotHere where am I
11/04/13 8:22 pm

She shouldn't be bullied, but she definitely deserves some strong flak for this.

fredd TrumpLand
11/04/13 6:42 pm

She was dumb. Very dumb. But let's not go over the top about it.

jvc1133 61535
11/04/13 5:39 pm

No, cheap costume , kinda funny, leave her be, f****** democrats

jrrob CT
11/04/13 2:49 pm

The people that are hat raising her and her family are as pathetic as she is.

11/04/13 12:09 pm

First off, cyber bullying is not a real thing... Harassment was done, but hell, that shit was funny.

Medic1 Arkansas
11/04/13 12:07 pm

Way to go democrats, let's bully everyone who doesn't agree with us and throw the first amendment into the fire.

11/04/13 7:01 am

Bullying is never alright. If someone does something like that and you're offended you have the right to tell them that and that's about it.

b4mytime Orange County, CA
11/04/13 5:35 am

Telling her off is completely acceptable. Making threats is just makes you look criminal and psychopathic. That being said, I'm irritated by fake apologies accompanied by "look how bad my life is now; I'm the victim."

b4mytime Orange County, CA
11/04/13 5:37 am

She clearly still thinks she did nothing wrong...she even included a thinly disguised jab at the offended victims, saying that she handles traumatic events "differently," by which she clearly means "better."

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
11/03/13 11:09 pm

People should stop giving their attention to people like that.

kbluebird Denial
11/03/13 10:11 pm

"Cyber justice" has gotten WAY out of hand. People hide behind anonymity and make death threats and destroy lives. The punishment this woman received was WAY out of proportion to the distasteful joke she made.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/03/13 9:54 pm

No bullying is ever justified. If I'm wrong, I'm curious to know how a bully would justify what they do.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
11/03/13 9:34 pm

How exactly was she bullied? Were people just expressing their opinions or were they telling her she should die?

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
11/03/13 9:38 pm

She received rape and death threats and her family received threats also. See link below.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
11/03/13 9:40 pm

Well then - no - it's not okay - no matter what she did

blitz6799 Chicagoland
11/04/13 10:52 am

There's even more than that. Apparently people found nude and semi-nude images of her and were passing them around. I'm all for calling out bad decisions, but I think it went beyond that.

2katz I live in Nebraska
11/03/13 9:25 pm

Even I would have bullied her. That's stupid.

theavgguy I.E.
11/03/13 8:59 pm

Some lines shouldn'be crossed.

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
11/03/13 7:48 pm

bullying is wrong but saying that's not cool isn't wrong. Then again doing something like that, ppl should realize they're gonna get treated that wAy

KudosToYou California
11/03/13 7:27 pm

A lot, but not all of it, was deserved.

dudley northern Virginia woods
11/03/13 7:16 pm

Hallowe'en. Michigan! Society seems to have swung from overly permissive to overly fussy. Who can keep up?

Ebola1 Florida
11/03/13 7:08 pm

Those that commented are worse than her. She apologized. She doesn't deserve the threats and bullying.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
11/03/13 7:06 pm

She was really tasteless, but so is bullying. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
11/03/13 8:57 pm

I read about this on Buzzfeed as well. I think your question was interesting and I shared it! I hope that was okay and that you don't mind. :)