Aurora Theater Shooting

Ten most offensive pop-culture reactions to the Aurora theater shooting

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6. Political appropriation Although the shooting served to increase both local and national debate surrounding gun control, both presidential candidates distanced the issue from politics for the first days following the shooting. Obama visited victims and their family members in the hospital. But the tragedy has already been added to agendas: In Idaho, for example, Obama opposers created this billboard message comparing the President to Holmes. 5. Fake social media accounts Although Holmes currently faces 142 charges related to the deaths and injuries resulting from the Aurora theater shooting, Holmes detractors are already using Twitter to sarcastically speculate on his demise in 140 characters or less. In the weeks since the incident, the account has logged more than 37,000 followers -- a total that's decreased by several thousand in the past week or so. Page down to read more of the ten most offensive pop-culture reactions to the Aurora theater shooting.
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