A writer for the online magazine Modern Women Digest has reportedly been taken into "police protection" and is on "suicide watch" after the Internet exploded with anger over her post outlining the "top 5 reasons" she's "glad" actor Paul Walker is dead.
Sheriff's deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)
"The public and media have been yearning for a good celebrity death," Adora Bull wrote in the controversial post. "Thankfully, Walker was happy to fill the void in our hearts and sacrificed himself for the greater good. For that, we thank you, Paul Walker. At least now your family can say your life served a purpose."
(Read update at bottom)
Here are the "top 5 reasons" Bull is apparently glad Walker died in a tragic car accident:
1. No more Fast & Furious sequels
2. There hasn’t been a good celebrity death in a while
3. His death has been a good distraction from the soldiers who died this week
4. Vin Diesel will finally be forced to expand his career
5. This proves that rich douchebags die young too
Predictably, Walker's fans and other Internet users were not amused by the list and Bull was reportedly subjected to a flood of death threats and ugly messages on the Modern Women Digest website and her personal Facebook page.
In a post on the MWD site, an editor for the online magazine said Bull is under "police protection" and on suicide watch. The publication was supportive of the writer.
"You will always have a home here at Modern Women Digest when it is safe for you to return back to your job. Your fans are counting on you to pull through this. God Bless you, Ms. Bull," the post reads.
It isn't entirely clear how sincere Bull intended to be in writing the post, and at times the list certainly smacks of (bad) satire. Still, she has not apologized and remained defiant in the face of criticism on her Facebook page.
"I've been spending the past few hours performing a séance with Paul Walker's ghost. He wanted me to relay a message to you all, that he's all very proud of all the harassment, bullying, verbal abuse, death threats, and rape threats you've all sent my way," she wrote on Wednesday afternoon. "He said he's so glad you're his fans, and he's smiling down at you from heaven as you exact justice on his honor in the same way he would have done if he were still alive to do it. God bless you all."
UPDATE: A few things have been brought to our attention regarding various concerns that the post might be a shameless publicity stunt by Modern Women Digest.
Firstly, the author's name: Adora Bull, which is "adorable." Also, her Facebook page appears to have been created on Dec. 3, just before the Paul Walker post went up.
Either way, someone at Modern Women Digest penned the tasteless list of reasons they are glad Paul Walker died in a tragic car crash, and it's still not funny at all.