Knowing when to stop being a jerk when innocent people suffer

Philippines
February 7, 2012 2:10am CST
Probably by now you have heard about an online troll who calls herself/himself Ahcee Flores. This person incurred the ire of netizens all over the world, particularly the Visayans, for her comment in Yahoo board where she wishes/prays that Visayan people should die in the tsunami feared after the big earthquake in Negros-Cebu region. I read somewhere that this seemingly abnormal behavior of posting ugly remarks had become widespread in the internet, especially in comment boards like Yahoo because people enjoys anonymity and because of this they think they can post anything they want like pranks or bullying as some form of thrill seeking. Many teenagers do this even on Facebook and Twitter, but it seems like some like Ahcee went too far and may have never realized that what they posted online could backfire on them in real life. Ahcee Flores may just be an alias. We may never know but what this person said is an insult to the memories of those who perished in the earthquake. I hope she regrets it and be brave enough to issue an apology, because karma is just around the corner.
4 responses
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
Ahcee Flores must have had a bad experience from the Visayans hence the Yahoo comment which is both unfavorable and ill advised. However, her identity has been verified through the "Brain Contour" which did an online snooping of her real identity. Either Ahcee has a deep hatred for Visayans or she just wanted to create a name for herself even if through notoriety. Visayans don't deserve this since they have suffered a lot from the recent calamities. It is not only Ahcee who has posted malicious comments on Yahoo. Many Filipinos are also guilty of the same ugly comments which they think are witty or funny. They are putting the Filipinos in bad light online even if they do it anonymously.
@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
I've also read in another blog that "Ahcee Flores" could be a guy from Caloocan.
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
8 Feb 12
Regarding earthquake, we suffer here in Iloilo an Intensity of 5 at around 12pm noon time, naturally black out power occurs; while i am busy writing and editing my articles, were all shocked by the forces we felt, i immediately closed my laptop and secure myself outside on the center road, and we feel the strongest 3 aftershocks at around 6pm, 7pm and 7:10 pm in the evening. But the epicenter is in Negros and Cebu where they suffer intensity in a 6.2.
@louievill (19902)
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
Let's just ignore people like them. and just remember that their is always justice beyond what we know in this world for people like them, their actions would return 3 folds or more, and trust me I had seen it happen even if people hide in anonymity. There is always a greater power that looks at all of us and read our hearts, sorry for the people of Visayas, my maternal Grandma is from Negroes Oriental, but I'm more sorry for Ahcee Flores, guess all of us know why.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
7 Feb 12
this kind of people suffers from sort of attention deficit, and most likely posting such nasty comments would reciprocate all the attention they needed, be it to become famous or instant celebrity. but then again, i am pretty sure that "karma" would really come their way.