10 Internet Jokes That Got Out Of Hand
The Internet is no longer the Wild West that it used to be. Gone are the days of anonymous chats and messages. Everything can be traced back through your internet and your IP address, so you’d be wise to not do anything stupid. It’s quite possible that the NSA has checked out your surfing history before, but it’s hard to say. The big issue with the internet is that it’s difficult to express your tone of voice. Sarcasm and jokes don’t go over well, and it’s almost impossible to distinguish when someone is being sincere. Getting in trouble with the law isn’t a joking matter, but there have been some hilarious Internet jokes that escalated well beyond their intention. This list will look at 10 Internet jokes that got out of hand.
Paul Chambers Incident
Paul Chambers was stuck in Doncaster airport due to heavy snow. The unlucky traveler took to Twitter to express how mad he was: “Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your s**t together otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!” About a week after the tweet, police arrived at Chamber’s job and arrested him under the Terrorism Act. After two and half years, the charges were dropped after the judge declared it to be a simple joke.
Justin Carter Threat
Justin Carter was playing an online video game when another player told him he was sick in the head. Justin’s responded to him on Facebook: “I’m f—ed in the head alright. I think I’ma shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down and eat the beating heart of one of them,” Someone saw the comment and reported him. Carter was thrown in jail with a bail set at $500,000. Luckily, an anonymous donor posted his bail and he was free. He still is facing felony charges.