The great thing about broadcasting live news on Facebook is that everyone can comment on it and add to it however they so choose. The bad thing about this, is that everyone can comment on it and add to it however they so choose. Yeah. It's a catch twenty-two sort of deal.
Today, I learned from my friend just before hastily googling the subject, that the Catholic church, Notre Dame, that has stood for hundreds of years, was burning down. As someone who freaks out just watching fire scenes on fictional T.V, I was horrified. I needed to know that everything was being done to put the fire out.
From what we know, the fire started as a result of a renovation accident. Renovations were taking place after the citizens of Paris France gathered together and pitched in to save the church after it was revealed that the structure was becoming unsafe and crumbling. Now firefighters are are struggling to save the ancient relics tucked away in many of the rooms. Luckily, no one has been injured.
Most people throughout the world are just as shocked as I am right now, and are sending their thoughts and prayers. Others, however, are taking to places like Facebook to make a mockery out of the situation and act as trolls. During one Facebook live, one user posted lyrics to the song "Hellfire" that is sung by the twisted priest in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other's said disgusting things about Catholics that I'd rather just not even repeat. Here are just a few of the screen shots:
One woman claiming to be an Evangelist accused the people of France for not being Christian enough, so God was burning down the church as punishment... Do people have no moral code?
Others gave laughing reacts, while some people posted some pretty disgusting memes.
While humor can sometimes be used to lift our spirits, it's important to know how to use it appropriately, and to be respectful of others during tragic events. If you wouldn't say it in real life, don't say it online.