County posts ‘All Lives Splatter’ joke to Facebook
They didn’t meme to do that.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state is apologizing after an image joking about running down protesters in the street got posted to the Facebook account for Chelan County Emergency Management.
The drawing showed an SUV ramming the bodies of people while featuring the captions “All Lives Splatter” and “Nobody cares about your protest, keep your ass out of the road,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
Along with the meme, the Emergency Management employee wrote, “I don’t wish harm on anyone…but protesters don’t belong in the road!”
The image originated from a page apparently unfamiliar with decency nor how to use a semi-colon called “Libtards; ya gotta love ’em!”
The attempt at humor was posted on 9/11 and came just one month after 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer was killed by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Va., who drove his vehicle into a crowd of people opposed to Nazis who had gathered nearby, injuring dozens.
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett excused the “inappropriate post” by saying the unnamed employee meant to share the meme making light of an act of terrorism on a personal account.
“Staff at Chelan County Emergency Management feel terrible that this inappropriate and hurtful post made it onto the Facebook page,” Burnett stated in a news release posted to the Facebook page later that day.
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“Changes have already been made in procedure to assure nothing like this will ever occur in the future.”
Burnett went on to clarify that the meme doesn’t reflect the views of the Sheriff’s Office.