The death of a majestic animal such as Cecil the lion or Harambe the gorilla will ignite pure rage in certain people despite innocent human beings are killed every single day without shedding one tear, not one catchy hashtag or outbursts of outrage. There was an immediate outcry for punishment of Michelle Gregg, the mother who allowed her 4-year-old to crawl into the Gorilla World exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. Even the petition titled “Justice for Harambe” was created on Change.org and has over 330,000 signatures. People even sought out the mother of the boy on Facebook to personally attack her for her negligence, but unfortunately some blood-thirsty and vacuous keyboard warriors bombarded the WRONG Michelle Gregg on Facebook.
Michelle Gregg, a mother from Ohio mother, found herself in a whirlwind of hate and online hostilities this weekend when people mistook her for the Michelle Gregg who allowed her son to enter the gorilla enclosure. Gregg was flooded with furious messages from strangers on Facebook who were upset over the premature death of Harambe the gorilla.
Gregg posted this message on her Facebook after the hatestorm rocked her world:
“Yesterday I received a crazy amount of friend requests… I don’t really keep up with the news, however I am very familiar with the 4 year old boy who made his way into the gorillas exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. I literally just found out his mother’s name is Michelle Gregg….. yikes! So I instantly go check my ‘filtered’ email and find a bunch of hate emails.”
The incorrect Gregg received hate-filled messages such “Ur scum u need ur kids taking off u sick bitch u should’ve been shot dirty selfish bitch,” and “U are a fucking killer!!!!”
Thankfully, Gregg handled the annoying and sad situation with class and humor, politely informing the livid animal lovers that they were cursing out the wrong person.
With a simple and friendly retort she embarrassed the livid commenters.
She received so much misguided vitriol that she was forced to change her profile photo to a meme that let everyone know that she is not the irresponsible mother from the Cincinnati Zoo.
The moral of the story is don’t be some hardo social media vigilante talking tough to a mother online, especially if you didn’t do the seconds of research to find the correct mother of the act to which you are so very upset over.
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