This video on YouTube was accompanied by comments such as, “die already you smelly low life cracker,” “looks like hes shootin up sum good shit props keep it up,” “I don’t have any sympathy to be honest. But at least he didn’t kill himself…selfish bastard!”, “no sympathy for junkies,” “they are just weak,” “make this guy pres of us for life,” “I dont think he would be missed” (a comment from a poster called MargaretThatcher), and “I don’t think this person is high.”
One especially angry poster made these comments: “Just give him an overdose! Junky! What scum!…He is scum of this earth…he is the same as any criminal or rapist. He is scum, and does not deserve to breathe the same air as decent people do!…If he approached you or yoru [sic] friends or family with a syringe threatening he will stab you unless you give him money…would you still call him a poor human being…I think not…He is scum…he does not deserve to live!…What a waste of air and space in this world…They don’t deserve to be given compassion! Respect for them went out the door the first time they took the drugs…It is their own fault for choosing to become junkies and scum…They have no right to breathe the same clean air as I do!”
Granted, there were as many compassionate and sympathetic comments as negative ones. It was still quite demoralizing to see the harsh judgment passed on this man. So very sad.