The Worst Tweets About the Seaside Fire
When people do asinine things, you have two options: ignore them, or call them out via full-on public shaming.
I choose the latter.
From across the country to storied newscasters in our area, a lot of people had some downright stupid, tasteless, and insensitive things to say about the fire along the Seaside Park and Seaside Heights boardwalks.
The best thing the New Jersey fire department should do for this fire on the boardwalk in seaside heights is BURN. #SorryNotSorry
— ŒHRŁ (@joehrl) September 12, 2013
stronger than the storm, but not than the fire. heading to seaside park boardwalk friday to anchor @eyewitnessnyc tomorrow at 4, 5 and 6.
— Bill Ritter (@billritter7) September 13, 2013
New Jersey – Stronger then the storm, weaker then the fire.
— Trevor McDonald (@mynamestrevor) September 13, 2013
Seaside Heights may be stronger than the storm but they’re not fiercer than the fire apparently #toosoon
— Kieran McDonough (@kieranblieran) September 13, 2013
Worst effect of this fire may be weeks of “stronger than the fire” commercials this winter… #jerseyproblems
— Joe (@corrado_19) September 13, 2013
Seaside park is starting to wish they had that hurricane problem right around now #toosoon
— Jeremy Omrod (@Jomrod22) September 13, 2013
Seaside had a solid end of the summer bonfire #toosoon?
— John Bonino (@__John___Bonino) September 12, 2013
— Reyghie (@ReyghieFelix) September 12, 2013
Seaside boardwalk should of really invested in some Smokey The Bear seminars. #toosoon
— JudgeDredd (@GetJimmyWidIt) September 12, 2013
— Courtney Butzko (@courtalarcon) September 13, 2013
“Midway Steaks” on the Seaside boardwalk to change its name to “Beginning Steaks” effective immediately! #MoreMeanThanFunny
— Ryan Maher (@RyanMahercomedy) September 13, 2013
It shouldn’t have to be said, but those buildings represent more than what some may have seen on MTV. They are people’s livelihoods, their histories, and their entire summer’s hard work.
Maybe think about it before you make a joke, because for a lot of people this is far from funny.
Consider the people working in all of those buildings who have now lost their sole source of income. Consider the couples who were planning to get married over the next few weeks and months at The Sawmill. Consider the HOMES nearby that caught fire from burning embers.
And THINK before you tweet, Facebook, or say something dumb.
Thank you to all the first responders who worked tirelessly to put out the fire and keep it from spreading further. Your work is greatly appreciated by so many of us here at the Jersey Shore.