In second-tier celebrity news, this weekend a Playboy model named Tricia Evans drew both criticism and defense with an insensitive tweet regarding last week’s shooting in Aurora, Colorado. There was an accidentally ignorant tweet last week involving the trending topic #Aurora, but in contrast, this was definitely intentional — one might argue heavy-handed.
The quickest and loudest critic? Canadian house-musician Deadmau5, who had some choice words for the model. Click through to see Tricia’s unfunny tweet and its aftermath.
It seems trivial, but we can’t deny Twitter has become admissible these days, since it’s essentially a first-person account. One might argue Tricia was trying to stir up some drama with this tweet just for the “troll factor”, but when she achieved her goal, she dismissed her own tweet as a “different opinion” than Deadmau5′s.
Is insensitivity a matter of opinion? In the most deadly shooting in America since the Fort Hood tragedy in 2009, and with families of the victims definitely still in mourning, it’s hard to see her remarks as anything but inflammatory. Some of Tricia’s followers came to her defense saying she’s being shamed for being a female with an opinion, but as an empowered woman, I’m calling shenanigans on pulling the feminism card on this one [via Buzzfeed].
Lovelies, what do you think? Is Tricia’s grab at attention despicable? Or is this much ado about nothing?