Adele & Newborn Baby Attacked Online -- What Is Wrong With People?! (VIDEO)

adeleAdele and Jessica Simpson might have more in common than you'd initially think. Since giving birth to her baby boy on Friday, the British songbird is having to endure seriously vile troll attacks via Twitter. And as if attacking the new mom isn't enough, the trolls have gone after not just Adele but her three-day-old newborn! The Daily Mail reports the most disturbing message came from a user named "Vanessa Bieber," who wrote: "Aw Adele gave birth to a baby. Is it fat and handicapped lol? Just murder it already lol." Meanwhile, another Twitter user wrote: ‘I’ll go see her in the UK and kill her’, while another retweeted the message, adding: ‘And kill her baby.’

What the hell? In what world is it acceptable to not only cruelly rip a new mom but threaten the life of her newborn?!

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I'll tell you what world: The Internet. This nasty reaction to Adele's blissful news is a scary illustration of just how the anonymity of social media and the web gives people this false, twisted sense of security to express their absolute nastiest, most critical, vulgar, vile thoughts. Seriously, think about it: Would "Vanessa Bieber" say something so horrendous to Adele in person? To anyone in person?! Hell. No. (Or geeze, I would really hope not.)

Oh well! Since we live in a world where the anonymity of Twitter makes it so easy for even a new mom and her newborn to be fair game for trolls, guess we just have to assume nothing's off the table. That's just great. Ugh. I'm all for freedom of speech, but maybe sometimes, when it comes to something like this that is basically hate speech, Twitter -- and similar sites -- really need to start cracking down.

How disturbing is this?!

 

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