I’d say that there are some seriously fucked up people if they feel the need to make light of the Haiti situation. Thousands dead, millions homeless and you think you’re fucking hilarious joking about their lack of shoes and rebuilding shanty towns. Taking the piss out of dumbass FB fails is one thing. Belittling desperate people a whole lot less fortunate than yourself is just sad, pathetic and LAME. Stick to commenting about things you understand. Doesn’t leave much.
Tbh I didn’t know about the earthquake in Haiti until I saw a related post in Lamebook or Sickipeida, can’t remember wnich, but if it wasn’t for that I wouldn’t have heard of it until after the football match on tv last night. So I can forgive Pollito.
What’s pathetic and offensive? The fact that some 16 year old is too wrapped up in school and himself to know that Haiti had an earthquake?
Pfft, if you don’t watch much tv and your friends don’t mention it in conversation, then how do you find it out?
I never look down on people for not knowing something about the world because you can’t know the reason. I’ve had “off weeks” where I just go to work, go home and play a video game or sleep and don’t really interact with the world.
Ivan, I forgive you… I don’t think you’re a douche, like these others do!
Oh, I didn’t feel like reading ALL of the posts here, BUT if you type in the URL that she linked, it was from Wednesday, January 13th at 7:30am. I’m guessing she linked it either that day or MAYBE the day after (especially since she mentioned a low death toll, it was probably early on), so Ivan didn’t know about the Haiti earthquake for a couple of days, that’s it.
I honestly didn’t know about it until Thursday afternoon, as I worked 12 hours on Wednesday and went home and went to bed. No one with a bullhorn yelled at me as I exited my car and I didn’t check cnn.com at work until my lunch break on Thursday.
While I am devastated about the earthquake and the lives lost, I am disappointed that it took a disaster like this for people to want to help. There’s no doubt that Haiti is a completely destitute country, even before the earthquake. I think Jonas has a point when he says we’ll just forget about them in a few months, which is sad since people are still crying about Michael Jackson who died seven months ago. In less than seven months most people will have forgotten Haiti…again.