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."
It's really weird to see a coward who never served in the military gleefully post a pic of an assault rifle, as tho… https://t.co/r5PgV1KXFk— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1518646074.0
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.
Report: #floridashooter Inspired by #ISIS - Allahu Akbar https://t.co/6pYJNrtYxa #floridaschoolshooting @DRUDGE… https://t.co/HWJPepKqdE— Kit Daniels (@Kit Daniels) 1518646860.0
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 Ame… https://t.co/wbV9LBvY8S— Julie DiCaro wrote a book (@Julie DiCaro wrote a book) 1518643434.0
Children were just fatally shot in Parkland, Florida and @RealAlexJones tweets this? Excuse my language, but every… https://t.co/jQd0pXq3BG— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1518647312.0
Making gun jokes as schoolchildren lay dead in pools of blood to trigger the libs. https://t.co/n3chsksogS— Steve Silberman (@Steve Silberman) 1518652409.0
Hey @Twitter, if you could un-verify @RealAlexJones, the guy who called Sandy Hook a hoax, who is gleefully sharing… https://t.co/mk1uLjMgQD— Adam Murray I BLM (@Adam Murray I BLM) 1518651783.0
Impeccable timing, you fucking creep. #ParklandShooting https://t.co/jY5KvtKGYG— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1518645018.0
And During the active part of the Valentine school shooting this sewer devil posts this. https://t.co/9ZT8hfmDXp— Night Mists BA, MFA 🇺🇸 🌜🌃🌌🌃🌛🇺🇸 (@Night Mists BA, MFA 🇺🇸 🌜🌃🌌🌃🌛🇺🇸) 1518650565.0
Will Alex Jones call this shooting a conspiracy like he did with Sandy Hook or is it more complicated now because T… https://t.co/avLUMZ9Nao— Secular Talk (@Secular Talk) 1518650596.0
This POS posts this on a day where 17 high school students died. Rot in hell, Alex Jones. https://t.co/n6HxlPeTND— Kerri 🦋 (@Kerri 🦋) 1518652234.0
Tweeted while there is still an active school shooter still at large https://t.co/fDrJd04Ek1— Aaron Sankin (@Aaron Sankin) 1518642767.0
In case anyone forgot, @RealAlexJones reminded society that he is the absolute worst form of human being imaginable. https://t.co/ZsyNH5cUfk— Jossif Ezekilov (@Jossif Ezekilov) 1518647683.0
go fuck yourself, you coked-out dumpster goblin https://t.co/skJj6ZvuiH— priscilla page (@priscilla page) 1518651061.0
Alex Jones is having a great time https://t.co/nsHewpqW6K— Brian Tashman (@Brian Tashman) 1518642699.0
Cool yeah let's post this in the middle of a school shooting @RealAlexJones really great work https://t.co/n3Z6dNoS5E— Brooke Binkowski (@Brooke Binkowski) 1518645995.0
He tweeted this in the middle of a FL school shooting with kids hiding under their desks. https://t.co/JsH7wctpll— Jennifer Bendery (@Jennifer Bendery) 1518642677.0
Children are being murdered in a school and this is what Alex Jones is tweeting out. FWIW, Jones bragged that… https://t.co/pGDr9VvLsk— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden) 1518642755.0
Posted during a school shooting, one he'll probably claim was a false flag. https://t.co/D8TahaAnX0— Eliot Higgins (@Eliot Higgins) 1518646324.0
Alex Jones tweeted this out while there was an active shooter in a Florida high school during the 29th school shoot… https://t.co/QTrylNCGoH— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly) 1518646121.0