In the aftermath Manchester terrorist attack, people did as they usually do in tragic times: they grieved together.
As humans, we send our love, our thoughts, and our prayers to the people afflicted by the tragedy they had to endure. This, in theory, is a positive response to such tragedies, proving that despite our differences, we can agree that innocent people don’t deserve to be slaughtered by radical zealots.
Unfortunately, we live in a time where real grief and mourning becomes overshadowed by narcissism, virtue signaling, and a forceful movement to undermine the unity of people standing together on an issue that should be a slam dunk for solidarity.
After the attack, many celebrities took to Twitter to send their condolences to the people of Manchester City. Among them was reality T.V. star Kim Kardashian, who posted this: “Concerts are supposed to be a place where u can let loose and have fun. So scary not to feel safe in this world @arianagrande I love you.”
In the tweet, Kardashian included a photo of herself and Ariana Grande at a concert.
Now, you might imagine that this should be perfectly normal. It wasn't.
Angry Twitter users slammed Kardashian for the now-deleted Tweet, comment, “Her narcissistic personality disorder is disgusting” and “We’re never going to forget when you posted an inappropriate pic and made the #Manchesterbombing all about you."
More intelligent users fully understood the tweet and took it as the condolence it was intended to be, firing back at angry regressives. One user commented, “People really made Kim Kardashian delete this tweet because they didn’t like that she included a photo of herself. Y’all are annoying.”
After deleting her original tweet, Kardashian tried her luck again with a less “triggering” couple of tweets, saying she was sending her “prayers” over the “senseless and heartbreaking” attack as well as talking about her anguish for the “fear and agony” of the parents “searching for their kids”.
The sad irony of these so-called "virtue signalers" is that in their quest to attack egos and blast narcissism, they become entangled in the very mess they believe they are cleaning up. They yearn for the attention they will receive from taking on a celebrity and claiming to be most offended.
Taking a shot at Kim Kardashian for posting a picture of her and friend (Ariana Grande) who was present during the attack is ridiculous. The two were friends, and if it were any other human being posting a picture of themselves with the pop star, it would be completely overlooked.
I wish I could say that a commonly understood evil could bring us together, but until regressive narcissits like the ones featured in this story clean up their acts, we’re bound to continue this cycle again.