In the midst of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, InfoWars host Alex Jones tweeted two close-up photos of a gun etched with epithets about “snowflakes,” “unicorns” and “libturds.” It was accompanied only by a heart-eyes emoji.
It took almost no time for Twitter to pick up on the terrible timing of Jones’ post.
“The Sandy Hook truther decided to post some sweet gun pics right in the middle of another school shooting,” journalist Parker Molloy tweeted, referencing Jones’ belief that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 was a “false flag” operation planned by anti-gun government forces.
“What a ghoul,” the journalist added.
“It’s really weird to see a coward who never served in the military gleefully post a pic of an assault rifle,” LGBTQ rights activist Charlotte Clymer noted, “as though he’s some kind of credible patriot, in order to exploit the deaths of children in a school shooting for his awful politics.”
As news agencies and journalists continuously covered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, Jones tweeted about it only twice in the aftermath. His first post promoted an InfoWars article about a video taken inside one of the classrooms during the shooting, and he also retweeted a conspiracy theory based on an unverified Instagram account allegedly belonging to the shooter.
The theory suggests the shooter is Muslim because he tweeted “Allahu Akbar,” though Alex Griswold, a journalist with the conservative Washington Free Beacon, noted that the posts actually appear to be Islamophobic in nature.
— Kit Daniels (@KitDaniels1776) February 14, 2018
MAGA Twitter is gleefully spreading an (unconfirmed) Instagram post from the Parkland shooter that mentioned "Allahu Akbar"
They fail to mention it was a racist attack on Muslims: "at least we now know what it means when a sand durka says 'allahu Akbar'" pic.twitter.com/hj6MfoFcJk
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 14, 2018
Check out more responses to Jones’ tweet below.
Alex Jones is a psychopath. Children are dead.
Look at this and realize that there is a significant portion of American that has no problem with this tweet. https://t.co/eMFmMmreDG
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) February 14, 2018
Children were just fatally shot in Parkland, Florida and @RealAlexJones tweets this?
Excuse my language, but everyone report this depraved piece of shit. https://t.co/HfdulJa4s4
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) February 14, 2018
Making gun jokes as schoolchildren lay dead in pools of blood to trigger the libs. https://t.co/n3chsksogS
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) February 14, 2018
Hey @Twitter, if you could un-verify @RealAlexJones, the guy who called Sandy Hook a hoax, who is gleefully sharing photos of assault rifles during a school shooting, that'd be cool of you. https://t.co/ni98fbGN3U
— Adam Murray (@Atom_Murray) February 14, 2018
— John Schindler (@20committee) February 14, 2018
Will Alex Jones call this shooting a conspiracy like he did with Sandy Hook or is it more complicated now because Trump is president and he likes Trump?
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) February 14, 2018
Tweeted while there is still an active school shooter still at large https://t.co/fDrJd04Ek1
— Aaron Sankin (@ASankin) February 14, 2018
— Jossif Ezekilov (@ezekilov) February 14, 2018
go fuck yourself, you coked-out dumpster goblin https://t.co/skJj6ZvuiH
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) February 14, 2018
Alex Jones is having a great timehttps://t.co/nsHewpqW6K
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) February 14, 2018
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) February 14, 2018
Alex Jones apparently thinks a school shooting with multiple fatalities is a good time to post this. https://t.co/Jot9qrI4ps
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) February 14, 2018
He tweeted this in the middle of a FL school shooting with kids hiding under their desks. https://t.co/JsH7wctpll
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) February 14, 2018
Children are being murdered in a school and this is what Alex Jones is tweeting out.
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) February 14, 2018
Posted during a school shooting, one he'll probably claim was a false flag. https://t.co/D8TahaAnX0
— Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) February 14, 2018