As tributes pour in for best-selling author and chef Anthony Bourdain, who committed suicide, one online writer has become the scourge of the internet for his dancing on the grave of the beloved foodie.
David Leavitt bills himself as a freelance writer with a byline published by CBS, AXS, Yahoo and the Examiner.
On Friday morning, not long after the news was announced, Leavitt began lashing out at Bourdain on Twitter.
"If you're religious, then you believe there's a special place in hell or purgatory for people like Anthony Bourdain who take their own lives," he tweeted.
In his next tweet, he revealed there was some score settling behind his posthumous attack on the food and travel writer with a tweet that included an image of a Bourdain tweet about Leavitt.
It is true that in May of 2017, Bourdain publicly called Leavitt a "steaming, gaping *sshole." Over 400 accounts retweeted Bourdain's conclusion.
Leavitt then continued to criticize Bourdain and other people who have committed suicide.
Suicide shouldn’t be an option— David Leavitt (@David Leavitt)1528481551.0
You don’t go to heaven when you kill yourself. It’s incredibly selfish. Don’t do it. https://t.co/DHAFfSLa4y— David Leavitt (@David Leavitt)1528481764.0
Leavitt was roundly condemned for his conduct, here are some of the top responses:
@David_Leavitt Some days, it's hard to figure out who the biggest a**hole with a blue checkmark is. Today, not so… https://t.co/pk5HPXvOxd— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1528482650.0
Hahaha, what a ridiculous coward. Bourdain roasts you and you wait UNTIL HE"S DEAD to talk shit? You are all AB sa… https://t.co/PlvLHyJw2F— Titus (@Titus)1528482366.0
You are a piece of shit @David_Leavitt. Evil. https://t.co/IGwQ9nwxsT— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1528479543.0
that David Leavitt guy intentionally tweets the cruelest possible take on events and it’s hard to imagine a more tedious way to live— Brandy Jensen (@Brandy Jensen)1528482934.0
Sometimes you will hear this person mentioned as a toxic, indecent, out of touch, pumpkin sucker. This would be wh… https://t.co/E5xyPNwCvP— Steven Spohn (Spawn) (@Steven Spohn (Spawn))1528482966.0
Whoever raised this person needs to be ashamed. @David_Leavitt is a disgusting scum. Also 5,100 replies to only… https://t.co/OWLFJYdHW1— Dov Kleiman (@Dov Kleiman)1528483310.0
There's a special place in hell for anyone taking a victory lap hours after a suicide https://t.co/rc0RBW4rrQ— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1528482004.0
This piece of dogshit who plagiarized my tweet about getting help the other day has tweeted this. I hope you find… https://t.co/857HxfATfh— John Karalis 🇬🇷 (@John Karalis 🇬🇷)1528478161.0
@David_Leavitt What an absolutely disgusting piece of human garbage you are. Tony was right. Delete your account you sad little troll.— Rob Sheridan (@Rob Sheridan)1528478071.0