From “The 404” podcast host Jeff Bakalar’s rant last Wednesday:
If you’ve tweeted that you didn’t know the Titanic was a real disaster, well you should be kicked off Twitter. It’s almost trendy to be an idiot: I’m so adorkable! …I guess James Cameron neglected to put ‘Based on a true story’ in the beginning of the credits. Holy God, I’m sorry, they shouldn’t kicked off Twitter — they should just be put in jail. Let’s just put them in jail before they grow up to commit crimes, because no one that stupid will be able to get through life just on honor.
How some of the people who tweeted their ignorance about the Titanic reacted to the above graphic going viral last week:
@charlibobsss (“I fancy Zac Efron so so much”) writes in three tweets: “For everyone saying what an idiot I am I’d like to ‘educate’ you all in saying I learnt of the titanic from watching a documentary of it, therefore I am not ‘ignorant’ in any way, shape or form :-) at the age of 16 it’s not essential to know history like that, I’ve never seen the films either so it really isn’t too much of a problem yep.”
@lizamagang tweeted: “Got in the tosh.O blog for my titanic tweet. #embarrassing.”
@iSophloveBieber tweeted: “Im glad im not the only who was shocked about the Titanic being real. Articles getting written and everything. omg.”
@Jess_McBride (“I work in an ice cream parlour”) tells one of her critics that “just because i didnt know that doesnt mean im thick.” She later tweeted: “Just realised ive been walking around with a pen between my boobs for the last hour.”
It appears that the others simply closed their accounts in shame.