James Holmes Facebook Tribute: Assholes Celebrate Alleged Batman Shooter

Categories: WTF?
In the last few days there's been a disgusting rise in Facebook fan pages paying tribute to James Holmes, the 24-year-old man who is accused of opening fire during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 people and injuring 58.

Are you really surprised?

Our sister paper, Denver's Westword, reports that while some of these tribute pages have been mostly ignored, there's at least one that's collecting a disturbing number of "likes." On top of it, they've been a repository for memes like this one below that trivialize the massacre.

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And this one:
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The Facebook page is written from the voice of Holmes, who was looking a little tired and dazed yesterday when he made his first court appearance. Here's a sample of the sick stuff we read:
I want you guys to understand this. Whatever you have to say to me, I don't care. Whenever you report me. This page isn't affected. (I've been reported over like a billion times and nothing has happened). And if you are going to try and report me, stop wasting your time by telling me and others. I don't give a shit. Also, I don't believe in karma, and I don't believe in hell. Please keep this in mind when you post. Unless its something smart or funny, Please know; I'm just going to laugh at you and all you're doing is wasting your time. Thanks.
What is almost as disturbing as the gunman himself is the 500-plus "likes" this page already has, with users calling him an "entertainer" and a "comedian." But among all the fans and attention this disturbing page has received, there's been some vocal opponents who have left their two cents behind. Like this guy, who actually came up with a pretty good solution, we think:

The amount of comments against this kind of humor is actually a positive thing. I'm glad that although many people cannot spell or use grammar, they are still not as fucked up as I thought Americans were. ♥ oh and whoever made this page needs to be sterilized.
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WAIT! PLEASE EXPLIAN ONE THING "WHO IS THAT KID IN THE PHOTOS ABOVE" ???

THAT'S NOT JAMES HOLMES!!!! LOOK AT THE EYES AND NOSE. THAT'S NOT HIM. SO ARE YOU TRY TO SAY THAT THE GUY PICTURED ABOVE IS BEING GIVEN A MEDAL BC HE PULLED OFF FRAMING JAMES? 

ClintNorthwood
ClintNorthwood

Shocking photoshops on the fb page.

 

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Sam Atakra
Sam Atakra

So is this a new bar in North Beach?

Alex Park
Alex Park

Sterlization? No, that's not funny, actually.

Sherri Jones
Sherri Jones

I'm not surprised at all, in fact I'm sure more pages in support of this psyho will crop up.....there are a lot of disturbed people on this planet

Kelsey Avers
Kelsey Avers

Honestly Robin, it would have found it's way around regardless. The media's job is to inform, and links like this are doing just that. It could be a positive thing, such as attracting more people to try and get pages like this shut down.

Victoria Savage
Victoria Savage

I don't feel the media is helping by spreading this type of garbage.

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