As much of America collectively heaped outrage on the students ofCovington Catholic High School, Twitter was content to just let things continue.
Despite the social media company constantly claiming to be monitoring it’s users for violent or abusive actions, it has done little to the hundreds of people who have called for violence against a group of minors.
Numerous high profile users of Twitter have spewed hate after fake news reported that the group of students had incited bullying of a Native American man. Posting violent tweets such as advocating a GoFundMe be made for those willing to punch the children. Some comments are downright terroristic, calling for the children to be burned to death.
Celebrities have been apart of the furor as well. Kathy Griffin called for their names to be released.
Jack Morrissey tweeted, “#MAGAkids go screaming, hats first, into the woodchopper,” along with an accompanying graphic.
One student who was approached by the older man has been specifically singled out. All for awkwardly trying to smile his way out of the confrontation, rather than be instigated to physical violence.
Ron Perlman called him a “little bitch.”
Country musician Wheeler Walker Jr., offered to sign and send all of his albums to anyone who would “punch him in the nuts and send me the video.”
SNL writer and comedian Sarah Beattie took it even further, offering sexual services to anyone who harmed the boy. “I will blow whoever manages to punch that maga kid in the face,” she tweeted.
Yet through all of this Twitter has done nothing to the offending parties. Their accounts still remain active. All the attention the social media giant seemed to be giving the case was in the beginning, back when it thought it was an issue of white people being racist, rather than minorities trying to take advantage of a narrative.