“You can listen here if you’d like, but you shouldn’t; it’s not worth it. Instead, I’ll give you a quick rundown of what happened.” Kevin, shouldn’t we listen to it and form our own opinions? Jokes out of context and in print usually come off way worse than what they actually are: jokes (even if they aren’t funny). They’re not meant to be taken literally—it doesn’t matter if people get upset or angry. All that happened was that people made mean jokes about somebody and that person got sad. The end. The DJs weren’t harassing (sp?) the guy or his family, or actually encouring people to mercy-kill him. Firing people for making jokes is extremely close to infringing on their 1st amendment rights. What if you wrote something for Buzzfeed that hurt my feelings, and I rallied against you and pressured your boss to fire you? What if you couldn’t get a job after that? If you did, would you feel the need to self-censor in the future, hindering the expression of your opinions and possibly the quality of your writing? Sorry this is such a ling post, but stories like these really get me a little miffed, hot under the collar, even.
I spy a thinly-veiled attempt at promoting some random lacrosse team?
What happened to my space bar?
This isawell-known hoax. This links cited in the article have been outed as pranks before