There are some tragedies that devastate the entire nation in such an intense way that it seems people will never heal. Americans have recently experienced numerous acts of gun violence, including the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida which killed seventeen and wounded even more. Since this horrific event, the nation has needed time to heal and cope with the devastating loss. To say it’s “too soon” to make jokes about the incident would be considered quite the understatement by many.
Apparently, Jenelle Evans didn’t get the memo. She found herself caught up in a huge controversy surrounding the shooting mere days after it took place — one so intense that it resulted in her husband, David Eason, being fired. It’s clear she won’t leave the topic alone, as now she’s being blasted by fans for apparently making fun of one of the survivors of the deadly high school shooting.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if it’s not a popular one. But when you’re a celebrity, sharing your opinion means you have to deal with any backlash that comes your way. Jenelle Evans is normally a pro at putting up with the haters, but recently she’s found herself fighting a much larger battle. She’s been getting national attention for her bold and controversial actions in the wake of the Parkland shooting in Florida.
Fans were outraged after Jenelle shared a photoshoot of her wielding a huge gun the day after the shooting took place, but they were even more upset by the flippant way she responded to complaints.
“Bad timing,” was all she wrote, punctuated with a face palm and eyerolling emoji.
Since then, Jenelle has made it clear that she’s standing her ground when it comes to the issue. Many fans even thought her recent controversial update about guns would get her fired from the show! Now, she’s pushing the envelope even further by making fun of one of the survivors of the shooting.
Jenelle shared this meme featuring outspoken Parkland shooting survivor, Emma Gonzales. From social media activism to her appearance at March For Our Lives, Emma has bravely made an impression on a nation divided by gun control debate. But that has also made her a target of endless hate and controversy online.
The meme Jenelle shared features a still from the movie American History X where a white man blows smoke into a black man’s face. The caption reads, “Emma Gonzales puffing vape smoke into a classmate’s face after calling him [a] racial slur.” It appears that Jenelle added, “Can anyone verify this picture? Just saw this on conservative Facebook. Huge if true.” Needless to say, fans were horrified by Jenelle sharing this “joke.”
“Wow. I haven’t got anything else to say,” wrote reddit user emdee39. “She’s reached a new level of stupidity that I didn’t think possible.” User brittany16691 wrote, “Christ. She doesn’t have any kind of morality whatsoever.”