Earlier this month, I wrote about the "good news" that North Korea released Otto Warmbier back to his family. Here's the original story from NBC:
North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, the American student serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged subversion, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday.
The 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate, from Cincinnati, Ohio, was convicted in March 2016 of attempting to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his hotel at the request of an acquaintance.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor after a tearful one-hour trial.
In a statement, the State Department said Warmbier was “en route to the U.S. where he will be reunited with his family,” adding it would have no further comment on his case, citing privacy concerns.
Turns out, North Korea was essentially sending a half-corpse back to his devastated mom and dad. Apparently, they tortured him until he was practically dead, then sent him back to his family to taunt this nation. I can scarcely imagine anything worse, and parents everywhere ached when they heard this news. In fact, all Americans should've been shocked and furious over this. However, that was not the case. Larry Wilmore used the situation to mock the "frat boy:"
Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore was one of the chief offenders, launching one of his shows with an eight-minute festival of mockery that accepted the North Korean regime’s version of events, mocked Warmbier’s anguished tears, and even posted a graphic calling him an “ass” — based on the initials of a fictional fraternity. The message? Let’s mock frat bros when they go where Daddy can’t protect them. Doubt me?
You really won't believe this:
It's inexcusable that liberals use "white privilege" to mock victims of horrific crimes.
Or, as CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted, "When your advocacy leads you to defending a cruel, autocratic regime fatally torturing a fellow citizen, you've taken a really wrong turn."