While the rest of the world was watching in shock and horror as the events in unfolded in Ferguson, MO, Thought Catalog a viral content publisher, posted a piece full on insensitive jabs at the real-life that the Ferguson community is actually experiencing right now. Author of the piece, Anthony Rogers, describes himself as a ‘judging man’ and this piece oozes with judgement. We’re a bit disgusted that he took to a popular platform and used his energy to make a joke out of the devastation happening on our own front yard! He starts by calling Ferguson “A Rap Video” and it goes downhill from there:
Michael Brown was doing hood rat shit with his friends, walking down the middle of the street.
So like a normal neighborhood dealing with the loss of someone they love, they started breaking into every shopping center plaza store and gas station.
Twitter wasn’t too happy about the piece either.
Anna S. (@wittykitty5) August 14, 2014
.@ThoughtCatalog are you kidding me? It looks like a rap video? Way to stereotype AND offend a serious situation—
✨ÐΔ₦ PØŁ¥ΔҜ✨ (@danpolyak) August 14, 2014
Hey, @ThoughtCatalog, with that transphobic piece of garbage and your "Ferguson=rap video" post, thought you should know you're disgusting.—
Lucie Eytch (@LucieDoesThings) August 14, 2014
Elizabeth N. Brown (@enbrown) August 14, 2014
Thom Dunn (@thomdunn) August 14, 2014
KB (@KaraRBrown) August 14, 2014
The Ferguson article on @ThoughtCatalog is disgusting and racist.
In no way does it reflect the views of any of us who've written for TC.—
sam (@samtaztic) August 14, 2014
Cunty Boo Boo (@LikeaStar1032) August 14, 2014