Game of Thrones fan murdered over WhatsApp spoiler
Ok, so that headline is a lie, but how fucked up is that it's entirely believable?
Imagine it - that headline followed by a story that goes something like this:
A man in his early twenties has been arrested in connection with an assault that has resulted in the death of another man.
It is being reported that the man being held received a text message from the victim one hour before the incident that contained spoilers about last nights episode of popular HBO show Game of Thrones.
This is not the first incident of entertainment triggered violence, with multiple assaults happening in recent years as a result of events that occurred in online video games.
Police have yet to release a statement.
What does it all mean?
Anyone who sees this post (or the associated tweet) will likely have one of two reactions:
Roll their eyes at society and move on, accepting the headline as fact and maybe going on to tell others
Those that will want all of the grisly details and will actually be surprised that this is not true
Either way, how disturbing is it that this is not only believable but it's not surprising?
If I read this headline I wouldn't be shocked, I would simply consider it another day in our internet dystopia.
I don't really have anything else to say on this... Just that I am disappointed in us... Not mad, just disappointed.