Twitter Blasts Old Takes from Salon, HuffPost Mocking Otto Warmbier Following His Death: ‘Disgusting’

In light of Otto Warmbier‘s death earlier today, there are a lot people on Twitter who are seething with rage against liberal news sites and media figures who once blamed the American student for his own predicament. Warmbier was arrested by the North Koreans almost 18 months ago, and he was accused of stealing a propaganda poster from the hotel where he was staying. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for this charge, and he was comatose for about a year before he was returned to his family last week. As people take in the tragic news, there are several articles and news pieces that have re-emerged from 2016, shortly after Warmbier was arrested. Here are the most prominent pieces in question:
Salon: This might be America’s biggest idiot frat boy: Meet the UVa student who thought he could pull a prank in North Korea Post: North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal Bustle: Why Do People Blame Otto Warmbier For His North Korea Sentence? Privilege Can Sometimes Come At A Price The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: Straight Outta Pyongyang – Frat Boy Arrested in North Korea

Needless to say, there are a lot of people who are livid that others could blame Warmbier for the suffering he would eventually experience at the hands of Kim Jong-un‘s despotic regime. [Image via Twitter] — —
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