On a day when the world mourned the loss of over twenty innocent souls in England, one sick individual thought it would be the perfect time to joke about it. The writer usually tweets out criticism about President Trump, but deviated from his normal routine to hit a new low in crass behavior.
David Leavitt, a freelance writer who works for CBS and entertainment websites including AXS, appears to spend much of his Twitter time bashing President Trump. On Monday night, however, just as the first reports of multiple fatalities at the Ariana Grande terror attack in Manchester came in, Leavitt tweeted “MULTIPLE CONFIRMED FATALITIES at Manchester Arena. The last time I listened to Ariana Grande I almost died too.”
The response to Leavitt was swift and brutal. After a few hours, Leavitt removed the tweet, but did not initially apologize. His response indicated no remorse, and he indicated the tweet was removed only because so many were demanding he take it down. “I’ve delete (sic) the tweet since so many people asked,” he tweeted. Later, he seemed to joke again. “Too soon?” he posted.
Eventually, he offered up what sounded like a half-hearted apology. “Sorry 4 offending. Didn’t realize the magnitude of the tragedy. I always make stupid jokes about whatevers trending. Condolences 2 families,” he tweeted.
Even after he took the tweet down, he seemed to mock the outrage and show no remorse. He tweeted a GIF of actor John Krasinski ducking for cover with the words “I made a mistake #AndThenIStartedToLaugh.”
Leavitt seems to spend most of his social media time mocking and ridiculing others. His Twitter timeline is filled with criticism and insults directed at President Trump. Here are screenshots of some of his tweets. We used screenshots in the event he takes down his Twitter feed, which many are calling for him to do.
This isn’t the first time Leavitt has posted a tasteless tweet after a death. After Fox News founder Roger Ailes died last week, he went on a Twitter rant about him. He then posted this, although he mistakenly referred to Ailes as “Robert.”
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