Saturday, September 27, 2014

He's magically malicious


   As much as I object to the general principle of trial by social media, you can count me in with the Twitter posse beating the bushes for the Toronto Transit Leprechaun.
  So named for his kelly green shirt, black bowler hat and ludicrous tuft of chin hair, the Leprechaun went viral after he allegedly verbally and physically assaulted a woman who asked him to remove his bag from the seat of a crowded bus in Toronto so she could sit down.  He initially deserved the benefit of the doubt because the only reference point was the woman's rant on Facebook, but that only lasted as long as it took another passenger to upload the smoking gun - a damning video of the confrontation revealing an open and shut case of douchebaggery in the first degree.
   Amazingly, as of the time of the writing of this post - some 72 hours after the incident - the Leprechaun's identity remains unknown to the broader public.  It's not as if a guy who dresses like he's on his way to a Lucky Charms promo shoot blends into the crowd.  Or maybe he does and I'm sorely underestimating the sheer number of hipster fucktards in east end Toronto.  Or maybe now he's dressing like one of the Seven Dwarfs or a Keebler elf.
   But the Leprechaun's ongoing anonymity is only the second most remarkable aspect of the story.  What's even more mind-boggling is that at a time when reputations and careers can be ruined at the whim of faceless keyboard warriors offended by an edgy joke or an unpopular opinion on social media, legal experts are rallying to the defence of this shitbag, however reluctantly.  Despite overwhelming evidence that he is a despicable cretin, it seems the Leprechaun is being unfairly vilified and could have grounds for legal recourse.
   Judging from his behavior on the bus, he'd be just the kind of malicious, self-serving prick to take it.
   
   

3 comments:

  1. I think the word fucktard came into being just for self important idiots such as this thing.Nothing else to add you pretty well nailed it.
    PS: Just wondering what his reaction would have been if let's say; a building with teeth would have been gazing down on him instead of a woman.

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  2. I don't understand all that hype with a long beard for youngsters? How do they eat soup for example ( not mentioning cunnilingus)?

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  3. Don't get why nobody intervened. If in the Maritimes he'd been Airborn at the next stop. There had to be a few males within earshot.

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