Model's Tweet About Colorado Massacre Sparks Outrage
Model Tricia Evans is under fire for a tweet about the Colorado movie massacre that she says was a joke, but no one was laughing. Evans tells INSIDE EDITION her side of the story.
Tricia Evans is a glamour model who caused a firestorm by cracking a joke about the Batman movie massacre.
"Offensive," "tasteless," "vile," and those are just the milder insults aimed at Evans.
So, is she apologetic?
"I actually do not regret it," Evans told INSIDE EDITION.
Here's what got Evans into all the trouble.
Right after 12 people were slaughtered at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, she posted a tweet which instantly went viral.
The tweet said, "I heard the new Batman movie was really to die for." And then she tweeted, "Too soon?"
"So that was the joke that was heard around the world," she said to INSIDE EDITION.
The response was furious.
The women on The View were outraged.
Whoopi Goldberg said, "Too soon? Yeah, it is."
Sherri Shepherd said, "You're not even a comic."
"Just keep doing what you do, taking your trousers off for photographers. Show your boobs," said Joy Behar.
One blogger responded, "You're disgusting."
And another said, "Cheap jokes based on another's tragedy. How sad."
Evans said, "I admit that the joke was tasteless. I didn't mean it with any malicious intent."
Evans told INSIDE EDITION she does want to make an apology of sorts.
"I apologize to anyone I may have hurt. I stand by my freedom of speech. I stand behind my freedom to express myself," she said.
Evans isn't the only one under fire for insensitivity in the aftermath of the movie theater massacre.
Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto, referring to the three heroes who lost their lives shielding their girlfriends, tweeted, "I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice."
One outraged reader wrote, "It just boggles the mind someone would say this."
Taranto later called his comment "ill-considered."
And leave it to Madonna to inject herself into the Aurora controversy. She's being slammed for using prop guns during a concert in Scotland, just hours after the massacre.
One critic called her "crass and insensitive." Much the same as the accusations being leveled against Evans.
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