The internet is a double-edged sword for dispensing shame and outrage-fueled justice

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She was not the first young woman to make a video with the intention of humiliating someone on YouTube and she won’t be the last.  What is delicious about this particular video, is that it had the opposite effect to what to what she had intended.  I am sure that Rawshark and Nicky Hager  completely understand how she is feeling.

So what was it that this young woman took offence to?  Believe it or not, it was the hula girl bobble head sitting on her driver’s dashboard.

“You thought that was adorable,” she said to him. “You didn’t think of the pillaging of, like, the continent of Hawaii.”

For the crime of insulting the “continent” of Hawaii, the Lyft driver had to endure some of the worst entitled valley girl speak that California has to offer. Finally he decided to kick her out of the car after miraculously keeping his cool through her profanity-laden rant.

 

Annaliese Nielsen, when she filmed the incident felt that she was on the side of justice and that her target deserved to be mocked online.

“You will be published on Gawker,” Nielsen told the driver. “And you’ll be like the next internet meme, it’s going to be super funny.”

Ironically she filmed the video with the intention of causing an online dogpile on the driver, but instead it completely back fired. She had to delete her Twitter account which has now been taken over by a troll.

She responded to the events on Facebook, claiming she has received a barrage of harassment since Southern published the video.

I was unable to watch the video in full because this woman’s  voice is an annoying as fingernails on a blackboard.

 


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