Daily Mail slammed for using the shooter's"mental health issues" to get the public to empathize with him


The internet has slammed the Daily Mail for tweeting out an article that highlighted the bullying that the Texas shooter endured by telling the publication that it is trying to get the public to empathize with him.

Texas mass murderer Salvador Ramos photo shared on AFP.Salv8or_ / Instagram

The United Kingdom (U.K.) publication, Daily Mail, was met with the wrath of the internet after reporting that the shooter was bullied.

The tweet at hand added that the bullying was due to the school shooter being from a poor family and with the clothes that he wore.

Despite the fact that the publication did not directly urge everyone to feel bad for him, it was called out by the public for using this tactic.

Some people wondered what bullying has to do with shooting or anyone going that rogue in that manner, whereas some argued that it could be the root of it all.

This opened several discourses, and think-pieces on how many angry and mentally ill people tend to have erratic behaviors.

The incident that sparked this discourse is the Texas one where 14 students and a teacher were killed by an 18-year-old boy.

Police Chief Pete Arredondo of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said there were also multiple injuries from a "mass casualty incident" at Robb Elementary in Uvalde.

He added that the gunman is believed to have acted alone and is dead, despite earlier reports of him being taken into custody.

Following this incident, more than a dozen people were injured and taken to the hospital, and the governor was readying himself to give an updated report.

Governor Greg Abbott stated that the suspected shooter is from Uvalde. And according to officials, his name is Salvador Ramos.

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