A conservative magazine declared Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg "fair game" -- and social media users lambasted the "heartless prick" who penned the attack.
National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke suggested the 17-year-old activist had "chosen to insert himself into an important national policy debate," and he argued that conservatives who "disagree with his views on guns have a duty to speak up against them."
Twitter users argued that Hogg had earned his national platform after watching 17 of his classmates and teachers gunned down two weeks ago at his high school.
"Chose to insert himself?” He went to school. https://t.co/Qm3EnGJwlV— Mo Elleithee (@Mo Elleithee) 1519796019.0
"Chosen to insert himself" is an interesting way of saying "survived an attack by a man with an AR-15 who murdered… https://t.co/xXWd509UZi— John Scalzi (@John Scalzi) 1519795351.0
"Has chosen to insert himself" sounds like such astonishing effrontery, until you take a breath and realize it mean… https://t.co/sWA9KPGkkr— David Simon (@David Simon) 1519793454.0
He didn’t choose it, nor did he insert himself. He was teleported in on the wings of flying bullets IN HIS SCHOOL F… https://t.co/q6LblYbrxY— Karoli 🇺🇸 (@Karoli 🇺🇸) 1519788268.0
@NRO @charlescwcooke Seriously ... someone comes into this young man's school with an assault rifle, kills 17 of hi… https://t.co/RAQa6TSKTN— Lana @ 🏡 🌊 (@Lana @ 🏡 🌊) 1519788047.0
@NRO @charlescwcooke He's "chosen to insert himself"?!? There is so much wrong with your tweet I scarcely know where to start.— LAMusing (@LAMusing) 1519787316.0
@NRO @charlescwcooke Lololol "chosen to insert himself" you heartless pricks— Nick Douglas (@Nick Douglas) 1519787250.0
@NRO @charlescwcooke Siding with the NRA against a child who survived a mass shooting at his school is a bad look. He didn’t insert himself.— MB (@MB) 1519787762.0
Chosen to insert himself? His school was shot up. His classmates & teachers were murdered. Are you sick in the h… https://t.co/qaeMww96qh— *you're (@*you're) 1519788910.0
@NRO @charlescwcooke Nope, he didn't "choose to insert himself" in gun debate. He survived a massacre of 17 of his… https://t.co/6uvFIeHz6k— Violette James (@Violette James) 1519787403.0
@Weinsteinlaw @JoyAnnReid He didn’t choose to insert himself, but instead chose to rise and fight back once he was… https://t.co/PBlImzXM4o— AngelRae (@AngelRae) 1519790266.0
@NRO David Hogg didn’t choose to insert himself into a gun debate. He is the living embodiment of how the debate should be framed.— Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova) 1519818621.0
Conservative media could have said, "These students have been through the unthinkable and we welcome their ideas."… https://t.co/IGbuVHyC0X— Schooley (@Schooley) 1519789379.0