Racism, sexism abound following mass shooting

Online posts demand to know who would shoot ‘perfectly good’ strippers, ‘what colour’ gunmen are

Wednesday morning, three women were shot at the Office Gentlemen’s Club in Brampton. Two of them were critically injured and remain in hospital.

Very few details of the shooting have been revealed, and the media- usually eager to cover every angle of a mass shooting- do not seem to be in a hurry to dig any deeper; most outlets have either buried the story, or dropped it altogether.

That has not, however, stopped the Internet trolls from engaging in a rollicking orgy of bigotry and misogyny.

Anonymous posters on major online news sites have eagerly contributed the following nuggets of social commentary:

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And the local news media are not above trivializing an act of mass violence as Chris Doucette’s story in the Toronto Sun shows:

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