WTF Now you can be sued for posting memes

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  1. Shithead

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    Dancing with the Stars pro sued after posting meme of girl with Down Syndrome — report
    BY Christopher Brennan
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 5:10 AM
    [​IMG] Amanda Edwards/WireImage
    Valentin Chmerkovskiy (left) is being sued by a girl with Down Syndrome after posting a picture of her that poked fun at her weight.
    A television tango star is being sued by a girl with Down Syndrome who became the object of his Internet meme mockery, according to a report.
    Val Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with the Stars regularly posts photos of his toned physique on social media, and earlier this month mocked a picture of an overweight girl with a soda.
    “Letting your kid become obese should be considered child abuse,” the words laid over meme shared to his hundreds of thousands of followers said.
    Chmerkovskiy, who later deleted the post, added “I am truly sorry for the lack of sensitivity… but on some level I have to agree,” going on to explain how he thought some parents were “handicapping” their kids.
    The young girl in the photo and her family, however, weren’t amused, and are now suing the Ukrainian-born dancer as well as CBS for $6 million each after the network posted it as well, according to TMZ.
    She is now 16, but was only nine or 10 in the picture taken at a baseball game. The girl also has Down Syndrome, a condition that leads to an increased likelihood of obesity.
    Her sister told WKRN that she was shocked first saw the post when scrolling through Facebook.
    “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it; makes me wonder what kind of people are out there. It makes me sick,” her mother said.
    On Friday, when news of the lawsuit broke, Chmerkovskiy took to his Facebook again and posted another meme saying: “Worry about your character, not your reputation. Your character is who you are. Your reputation is who people think you are.”
     
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    He's right. :coffee:
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    yeah that kid is awful overweight

    she's a little kid with a developmental disorder--her parents have a duty to take extra care in what she eats

    they clearly didn't--they should blame themselves here
     
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    That's a really sad thing for a kid to have. It must be horrible to be a parent. You would always be thinking, how will they get along when I'm gone?
     
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    i'm not 100% sure this one has downs
    or is just a regular black guy who is kinda ugly
     
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    Jeez. Clip the nails, tard reggie tranny.
     
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    Now he'll be dancing with the tards.
     
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    Great I probably owe the "count to potato" girl eleventy billion dollars
     
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    When the hell was the "You have a right to not be offended or have your feelings hurt" amendment passed? I must have missed the vote.