There are various levels of immorality on the Internet that people with no shame have exploited for their own ends:
- Spam: The broadcast of messages for a purely commercial purpose
- Porn: Exploiting our animal desires by peddling pictures of naked women
- Plagiarism: The appropriation of someone else’s artistic work as your own without permission
- Tabloidism: The exploitation of catastrophic events to draw attention to yourself
Well now we have all the above rolled into one:
Someone has taken a YouTube Dawson College shooting tribute video (one of those lame wire-service-still-photos-combined-with-sad-song montages) and re-uploaded it with an ad for a porn site at the bottom.
The reason? The original video had “college” and “girl” in its description.
Why don’t porn spammers have better quality control?
J-Source has a short article by The Gazette’s Sue Montgomery about the story she wrote on Dawson College shooter Kimveer Gill. Despite it weighing in at 7,000 words and being nominated for an award, she considers it incomplete. Gill’s father and brothers wouldn’t speak to her (only his mother did), and the coroner hasn’t released its report about Gill’s death, which would have answered some lingering questions about how exactly he died:
Gill’s mother says her son had a bullet wound on his arm (where the police shot him) and one in the back of his head, leading her to suspect the police may have killed him. The police say Gill shot himself by placing a gun to his chin, yet Parvinder Gill says his face was intact when they prepared him for burial. What really happened? Why can we not see the surveillance camera tapes from inside the school that day? And why, if it was a crime scene, did the police drag Gill’s body outside to lie in the rain?