Think kids these days are spoiled brats? Well, if you checked the public feed on Twitter this holiday season, you wouldn’t think it – you’d know it.
If you would like to spend a few minutes weeping for the future of humanity, check out John Hendren, a.k.a @fart‘s Twitter stream. He spent part of Christmas Day retweeting some of these spoiled kids’ Twitter gems for your reading pleasure.
Before you visit Hendren’s Twitter stream and unleash disgusted fury on those responsible for sending these rotten tweets, check out the piece on CNet where some of the posts are summarized – as are folks’ reactions to them. It may help you exercise some restraint (these are kids after all).
Rightly categorizing these teens as “the young, the feckless, the occasionally heartless,” CNet shares the Twitter fate of one. For although “Hendren had asked that his more than 49,000 followers [to not] take their own righteous frustrations out on the guilty (or innocent)” many did:
Take the Twitterer Finnick Odair. She tweeted: “Only got an iPad 2 god mum I wanted a f***** iPhone 5 f*** sake:///”
That little smiley thing at the end might suggest that she was annoyed… or just kidding.
Still Odair, who claims that the Hunger Games and HP are her life, managed to receive more opprobrium than most after Hendren’s retweet of her words.
Just a few hours ago, she tweeted: “559 retweets, eight people telling me to kill myself, five death threats and several condemnations. Christmas Day 2012 has been a fun one.”
So we’ll reiterate the caution: check out the tweets, be shocked and disgusted and retweet with chiding words, but ’tis the season to not send death threats.
Oh and if you’re a parent, maybe you shouldn’t laugh if your kid does this – or maybe not be surprised when your tiny ingrate grows into a teen ingrate:
(Crying baby image from Shutterstock)