You better try harder than that bixch!
Karen Klein the 68 year bullied bus operator whose woes of being mercilessly bullied by belligerent young boys have taken center stage in the annals of media this week has publicly declined to accept the written apologies of the boys who made fun of her, arguing that she doesn’t believe that are being sincere and are only apologizing to save face.’
“I am so sorry for the way I treated you,” wrote Josh one of the two boys at the center of the storm: “When I saw the video I was disgusted and could not believe I did that. I am sorry for being so mean and I will never treat anyone this way again.”
At the time of her story going public a fundraising campaign was initiated to dampen the slight of being mercilessly bullied. That said it seems the public in a show of self disdain (did they think by giving that they might eradicate past slights on their own behalf?) and sympathy for the pensioner has to date surpassed expectations. At present the fund has exceeded $600 000.
abc: In its first 24 hours the fundraising campaign — on Indiegogo.com, a website that helps advocates raise money for various causes —raised $125,000. From there, the total jumped approximately $15,000, Klein’s annual salary as a bus monitor, every three hours.
More than 7,500 signatures have accumulated on a Change.org petition urging President Obama to allow Klein to receive the donations tax-free — even though the money is not taxable.
In the video, the boys relentlessly hurl insults at Klein, especially about her physical appearance. At one point, a boy says that if he stabbed Klein in the stomach, “my knife would go through you like butter because it’s all [expletive] lard.”
After they repeatedly poked Klein and threatened to “break into her house” and unleash a pit bull on her, one of the boys uploaded the video to YouTube.
During most of the video, Klein is seen attempting to tune the taunts out. But at one point, the grandmother of eight is seen wiping tears from her eyes.
“Are you sweating? Karen, Karen! Are you sweating?” one student asked.
“I’m crying,” she replied.
Hardly the type of family home viewing we’re all accustomed to. Yes adoloscent boys can be quite mean and particularly uncaring as to whom they unleash their own self hate at (isn’t that what being a bully is really all about?).
But when a human injustice story comes up for air there’s always a media hero looking to console the wounded. Which introduces us to hawt bixch du jour Anderson Cooper:
On CNN, Anderson Cooper announced that Southwest Airlines had offered to pay for Klein to take nine of her family or friends with her on a three-night visit to Disneyland. The Walt Disney Company, ABC News’ parent company, offered Klein a vacation at Disney World.
“It does make me feel a whole lot better,” Klein told ABC News. “I appreciated everything. I think it’s awesome.”
The fundraising campaign is set to remain open for another 28 days. Who knows maybe a million dollars isn’t a ridiculous target. When you can’t hug someone you can always give them money and hope it does the same thing? Then again does all that money buy away all the sense of self disgust and mutilation at the hands of others who are deep in the throes of their own self abatement?