Ebay would like to apologize to all of you who had planned to come as James Holmes for Halloween.
Looks like a Halloween mask in homage to James Holmes, the Batman shooter who recently went on a shooting rampage is to be no more as Ebay responded to a flurry of disturbed individuals who weren’t particularly too thrilled to come across the item on the outlet’s website.
Responded ebay: “The listing was removed because it did not comply with our Offensive Materials policy. Out of respect for victims of violent crimes, eBay does not allow listings that attempt to profit from human tragedy or suffering.”
Interesting because it didn’t mind hosting the listing when it first went up.
Read the original listing: “SHOCK EVERYONE YOU KNOW! There is nothing more scary than crawling into James Holmes mind and wearing his face. His ‘soul penetrating eyes’ and ‘The Joker’ orange hair makes this mask the most disturbing object you will ever own. Imagine owning the mask of supposedly the most dangerous mass murderer in US history.”
Isn’t it always easier to stick to fantasy villains as opposed to real ones?
Then there was this comment via the web that got me thinking as well:
People can complain all they want, but the fact remains that someone selling a mask of this killer for a profit is no different than the media plastering his face all over for ratings and the advertising revenue that comes with it. People have always tried to profit from tragedy. Don’t think so? You can bet the owners of the local funeral parlors had a very profitable week when the Colorado shootings happened. Nobody thinks twice about that!