By now, you've seen and heard about the deadly terror attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris last week. While there has been an international outpouring of support and compassion, the aftermath has also seen assholes act like bigger assholes, as assholes so often do. For instance, the asshole who doctored this photo of a Canadian Sikh man to make him look like one of the terrorists purportedly responsible for the attack.
Doctored photo wrongly accuses Sikh man of being Paris terrorist
Shortly after the attacks, someone doctored a photo of Veerender Jubbal, a Canadian Sikh man who months ago posted a selfie taken in front of a mirror. Mr. Jubbal, who wears a turban and beard in observance of his faith, was holding an iPad. The image was altered to show him holding a Quran and wearing a suicide vest.
What. The. Fuck.
When the doctored image began to spread -- and even got picked up and reported by one of Spain's biggest newspapers -- Jubbal posted the original photo as evidence that he had nothing to do with the attacks. He's never even been to Paris. He's just a regular guy with a turban who posted a selfie, which unfortunately is enough fodder for some Photoshopping asshole to turn him into a terrorist.
People are editing, and photoshopping my selfies as if I am one of the people causing the issues/problems in Paris.— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) November 14, 2015
So, like, it spread.— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) November 14, 2015
Has spread to the point, where many people have had to tweet about the photos being photoshopped.. Any support/nice messages are welcome.— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) November 14, 2015
You can all check the last retweets. Let us start with basics. Never been to Paris. Am a Sikh dude with a turban. Lives in Canada.— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) November 14, 2015
Learn the difference between me being a Sikh, and a Muslim. Cry in mug, while I use your tears to water my garden. I am valuable, and rad.— Veerender Jubbal (@Veeren_Jubbal) November 14, 2015
It's unclear who edited the image or why, though Jubbal, a vocal critic of the Gamergate movement, says he's been the longtime target of online harassment. This might just be some asshole's latest attempt to smear him.
Seriously, who does this shit? People are awful.
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