Sadly, moments like this can sometimes bring out the worst in society.
As many continue to mourn the passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the seven others who lost their lives in yesterday’s helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, some have taken this tragedy and used it to publicize their rather sickening thoughts.
We already talked about the scumbags who are blaming LeBron for Kobe’s untimely passing. And now we bring you the story of Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez, who figured it would be a good time to post a link to a story about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case, just hours after he and his 13-year-old daughter were pronounced dead.
After receiving what she claimed to be ‘10,000 comments and emails containing threats of abuse and death,’ Sonmez deleted the tweet. She also tweeted out a response to the messages she’s received, calling it “eye-opening” while saying, “Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality.”
It what seems like a relatively easy decision, the Washington Post has suspended Felicia while they decided whether or not she “violated The Post newsroom’s social media policy.” Washington Post managing editor Tracy Grant went on to call the tweet, “poor judgement that undermined the work of her colleagues.”