Chances are, you’ve said something you’ve regretted. Most of us have wanted to put our foot in our mouths after we’ve said something that we probably shouldn’t have. Whether what you said was directed toward a family member, a colleague or a whole mass of people on social media, it can be a very unsettling feeling to have guilt over words that hurt people.
One business owner is certainly regretting her decision to make a very inappropriate comment on social media. After the Las Vegas massacre last week, 58 were pronounced dead and 489 injured. Most people in the world felt empathetic toward the victims and their families and several offered a helping hand. But, one woman did quite the opposite.
Owner of Mother Nature Vegan Cuisine, Delinda Jensen, felt compelled to share how much the tragedy would benefit her Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania food business, so instead of sharing condolences, she instead shared the following post on her Facebook page…
“Yes I am jaded. Fifty-nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?”
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that this comment is completely insensitive and hurtful and it’s not surprising that critics were quick to respond. But even after her first distasteful comment, she didn’t learn her lesson and after receiving several responses, she fired back with the following…
“I don’t give a f*ck about carnists anymore.”
This certainly didn’t make matters better, and she quickly had, even more, haters threatening her.
When she finally felt like she had done enough damage, Jensen tried to clean up her error and she shared the following statement with the Wilke-Barre Times Leader:
“Meat eaters or not, no one deserves to die like that. I wasn’t celebrating the death of those people. That’s not how vegans think. We are none violent… I f*cked up. Was it poorly written? Absolutely. Do I regret it? Yes, I am sorry I wrote that. It’s almost like a lynch mob is forming. It seems it’s no longer about the Facebook post – now it’s about eating meat… We are aware that there are people on social media who have been trying to organize groups to come after us.”
By the time Jensen made her apology, groups had formed and she was far outnumbered. As a result, she had to close down her food truck business and get rid of her social media accounts. She even had to take her trailer to a classified location while she went into hiding.
Talk about karma! Jensen’s mistake is a lesson for all who like to get opinionated and hurtful on social media and this just goes to show you just how fast people can join forces when they feel passionate about something. People all over the world felt heartbroken and angry about the Las Vegas massacre, but Jensen showed a very heartless side of herself, making her lose her business and her safety.
Commenters had a lot to say about Jensen’s lack of tact…
“As psycho as her comment is, the responses from other vegans are just as pathetic in supporting her comment. How does a person or group become this hateful in what is supposed to be the greatest country on the planet.? And before people start saying it is Trumps fault…. shake your heads he has only been in office a year. This degree of hatred is not new it is merely just openly being show.”