Tragically jailed League of Legends player Justin Carter just received an anonymous $500,000 donation to help post his bail.
Justin Carter has been in jail for almost four months for posting a Facebook comment in which he wrote he would have a shootout in a kindergarten. Far removed from a psychopath who would actually do such a thing, Carter posted the comment after a League of Legends match and it’s painfully obvious he’s only joking around. The full comment reads: “Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head, I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.” According to the 19-year-old’s father, those comments were even followed up by “lol” and “jk”.
Nevertheless, the paranoid and oftentimes irrational world we live in reacted, and put him n jail. Consider for a moment, how much his life has already been ruined by locking him up for four months and branding him a crazy person. Well, things might get worse: His hearing is scheduled for July 16, a mere five days away. If found guilty of his accused crime, making terrorist-threats (a third-degree felony), Justin Carter could be locked up for ten years.
Poor kid. This is what happens when society and the internet have two completely different understandings of what “appropriate” means
Someone out there obviously thinks this case is as ridiculous as it sounds, because an “anonymous good Samaritan” has just donated half a million dollars to Justin Carter’s family in order to post his bail and give him at least a few days out in the open before his hearing.
I guess the lesson to be learned here is that I need to stop making jokes about setting fire to orphanages. And yes, jokes; I’m not serious. Please don’t arrest me.