By now we've all heard of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy of the junior hockey team's bus colliding with a semi-truck, killing 15 people.
Shortly after the accident, a GoFundMe popped up to help some of the families from the tragedy and quickly exceeded the goal. A writer from Canada, Nora Loreto, mentioned that it was probably due to the makeup of the team that allowed for such an astounding outpouring of support.
I'm trying to not get cynical about what is a totally devastating tragedy but the maleness, the youthfulness and the whiteness of the victims are, of course, playing a significant role.— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) April 9, 2018
From there things spiraled out of control with people coming after her with many tweets and messages not suitable to show. From name-calling to death threats, she's gotten everything on Twitter as of late.
Delete this comment. What you're saying is horrible and I never even came close to this.— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) April 10, 2018
You are offended that it was males who died and no women were involved? Do you suggest we send a bus full of female hockey players to their deaths to balance the deaths?— Justin Snowdon (@JSn0wd0n) April 10, 2018
You are one sick woman.
So ... journalists. I'm not doing interviews. Contrary to the false claims that I'm using a tragedy to talk about something else, I refuse to give oxygen to this narrative.— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) April 10, 2018
Loreto went on to say that her words may not have hit the mark intended and agrees it was a terrible tragedy regardless, but that hasn't stopped the unforgiving nature of Twitter.