1. Post #1
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    March 2007
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    Cowards ... Heidi Crowter has only just been told about the images



    SICK web trolls stole a picture of a young girl with Down’s Syndrome and posted it on Facebook with a caption saying "lose your virginity to a retard".
    Tearful Heidi Crowter has only just been told about the sexual and derogatory comments being made about an innocent picture of her online.
    The 16-year-old has been the target of several other sick pages on Facebook bearing her image.
    The photos of Heidi, from Coventry, as a toddler had been stolen from a website for a parents’ support group.
    Horrified mum Liz and husband Steve have been bombarding Facebook to take down the sites and so far only one has been removed.
    Liz, 45, said the internet trolls behind the posts had been using images of her daughter for months and Facebook had made no direct contact with her to resolve the issue.
    Heidi’s pictures were taken from a local support group website, which Liz ran for about five years.
    She said pages carrying Heidi’s image are still active despite Liz reporting the problem TWO WEEKS ago.
    She said: “It’s almost like Faceless rather than Facebook, we have been repeatedly trying to take these distressing sites down and I have not once had a direct response.
    “These trolls are cowardly, nasty people who should be punished for the damage they are doing to people with their comments.
    “They have no right to take Heidi’s image and use it alongside these cruel sites. If you look at the lad who made those comments about Fabrice Muamba online, he was taken to court.
    “Heidi has told me she is very upset by the sites and she turns her head away when we have them on the computer screen.”


    Sickening ... Heidi and her mum Liz with the horrible Facebook pages



    Liz said one image had been taken down but that another was still active.In September, Liz found her daughter’s picture on a Facebook page which insulted people with Down’s Syndrome and other learning difficulties.
    The mother-of-four contacted Facebook and West Midlands Police, who she said informed her it was not a matter for officers.Over the weekend Liz was told by friends that Heidi’s picture had been put on a new page which insulted people with Down’s Syndrome.
    Liz said: “In normal life, in reality if you like, we have never had anyone make any comments to us or insult Heidi.
    “It’s only because these trolls can hide behind the internet that they do this kind of thing, but it’s just as bad as someone saying it in the street.


    'Violated'


    “I feel violated and violated on Heidi’s behalf. I’m disgusted that people can be so sick.
    “It’s not just Heidi, it’s photos of other people’s children as well.”
    Liz said Heidi was a “very independent young lady” who was studying for her GCSEs at a mainstream school and doing a hairdressing course.
    “She’s funny, stubborn and very kind.
    “We’re all very upset and it and they [her other children] see her as a lovely sibling that they want to protect and support.”
    Facebook said that once images were reported using its online link, they were reviewed by its User Operations Team.
    A spokesman said: “When people on Facebook do find themselves in a situation where they feel uncomfortable, we encourage them to use our reporting tools so the content or activity can be investigated.
    “We also have a set of rules that set out how people are expected to behave - the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.”
    West Midlands Police confirmed it had received a complaint on September 17 but this was withdrawn after the photograph was removed from Facebook.
    Officers who wanted to reassure the caller arranged to visit them on September 22 “to ensure no offences had been committed”, a spokesman said.
    From our favourite tabloid, The Sun.
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  2. Post #2
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    What's the source? Assuming the Sun just by the way it's all worded.
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  3. Post #3
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    Dennab
    July 2010
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    Sick web trolls, worse than Hitler.

    Of course, life still has ups. She just has downs.

    (User was banned for this post ("Horrible joke" - Jaanus))
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  4. Post #4
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    March 2007
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    What's the source? Assuming the Sun just by the way it's all worded.
    Spot on.
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  5. Post #5
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    October 2005
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    No one would of ever known it was her until this media attention.
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  6. Post #6
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    Doneeh's Avatar
    August 2006
    4,750 Posts
    Well, this is fucked up. But a person all the way across the internet who used the picture (as well as the people who post it) won't show sympathy for this finally being seen by the person who it's a picture of. Human sensitivity tends to decrease the more you start looking through things through the internet, which is why certain places will post just about anything derogatory, crude or offensive.

    They know they can get away with it without being revealed, and they'll probably not really care at who they hurt.
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  7. Post #7
    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Wow, she's late. "Facebook trolls", yeah, okay, fuck off.
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  8. Post #8
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    June 2006
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    But can she count to potato?
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    PM ME FOR /TWO\ RUST KEYS!!
    MisterSjeiks's Avatar
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    No one would of ever known it was her until this media attention.
    I guess we could say they dug her grave and threw her down    sorry   
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    Dennab
    July 2010
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    Of course you people know that by making this a news story, she will be elevated into super-memedom where /b/ is going to have a field day making billions of these and laughing at the Sun Tabloid ineffectively try to stop the SICK trolls.
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    March 2005
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    Of course you people know that by making this a news story, she will be elevated into super-memedom where /b/ is going to have a field day making billions of these and laughing at the Sun Tabloid ineffectively try to stop the SICK trolls.
    The Sun doesn't try to stop shit. Like any tabloid, if they could they'd start some more so they've got something to write about
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    Ah... tits!
    sam6420's Avatar
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    Of course you people know that by making this a news story, she will be elevated into super-memedom where /b/ is going to have a field day making billions of these and laughing at the Sun Tabloid ineffectively try to stop the SICK trolls.
    Loading up my arsenal.
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    February 2010
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    Incoming Streisand effect.
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    I rated heart, read the article and then rated funny instead.
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  15. Post #15
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    July 2009
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    You know seeing pictures of that girl frowning makes me realize how big a role facial expression plays in "retarded" memes.
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    January 2012
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    I was not previously aware of this memes existence. This publication will only worsen her situation.
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  17. Post #17
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    December 2005
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    What's with the artistic photos used in the article, I thought this was serious for them.



    It's like something out of iStock Photo.

    Also that laptop needs some serious dusting, god damn.
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  18. Post #18
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    August 2009
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    Also that laptop needs some serious dusting, god damn.
    Well what'ya expect from a gloss coated device?
    They're per-definition dust and fingerprint magnets.

    Matte black master race (because grey/metal and white is boring).

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    the mother is not amused. You better be scared, you SICK trolls.
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  20. Post #20
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    July 2007
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    This meme is, what, years old? It's virtually impossible to get rid of. People will just have to not use it for a long time, and it'll be forgotten.
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    December 2005
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    Well what'ya expect from a gloss coated device?
    They're per-definition dust and fingerprint magnets.

    Matte black master race (because grey/metal and white is boring).
    True but still, it looks like it has a dust cover the same height as the ones you find on the top of high furniture, even the screen looks like shit.

    My gloss laptop never looked that bad.

  22. Post #22
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    MisterSjeiks's Avatar
    April 2011
    5,849 Posts
    I have a feeling the pictures in the article will get used as memes.
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  23. Post #23
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    June 2011
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    YOU SICK TROLLS SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. YOU ARE EVERYTHING BAD IN SOCIETY.

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE
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  24. Post #24
    I can't take this seriously with those pictures... and the melodramatic video
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  25. Post #25
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    January 2005
    7,386 Posts
    Oh god this is only going to make things worse for her.
    She is going to get a new meme with her updated face now.

    Good going idiot.
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  26. Post #26
    Ah yes "opinions"
    Jackald's Avatar
    October 2005
    17,004 Posts
    If I saw her, i'd never know she was that meme. Now I do. Way to go idiot.
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    September 2005
    5,199 Posts
    Oh man, if only she knew how popular the meme actually is/was.
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    August 2010
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    If I saw her, i'd never know she was that meme. Now I do. Way to go idiot.
    I wouldn't.

    Everyone with downs looks the same.
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  29. Post #29
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    August 2010
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    "Liz, 45, said the internet trolls behind the posts had been using images of her daughter for months"

    months? its been around for like 4 years...

    I love how they're blaming Facebook too, like they could do anything about it.
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    March 2007
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    It's not like Facebook was the first place people started using her image anyway. I'm going to laugh if these new photos get turned into another meme, it'd serve her right for the publicity stunt.

    But wait a second, her mom reported the image on Facebook TWO WEEKS AGO!! Why hasn't every single picture of her been removed, and all the websites/harddrives carrying the photo been wiped yet by Facebook??? None of this makes sense..
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  31. Post #31
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    May 2010
    5,710 Posts
    Just went to 4chan, and literally the first thread was this:



    edit:



    it begins

    edit:


    Thread for the curious ones:
    http://boards.4chan.org/b/res/395718632
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  32. Post #32
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    July 2009
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    ~internet trollers~
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  33. Post #33
    One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
    AJisAwesome15's Avatar
    May 2011
    5,929 Posts
    I just saw that "Count to Potato" picture a week ago.
    I laughed, and then I took a good look at myself in the mirror.
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    October 2009
    6,412 Posts
    Stupid bitches don't know that you don't make a deal out of this kinda shit if you happen to find it.

    The girl pretty much had anonymity, because it's hard to tell from that picture that it's her. It pretty much could be any other downs kids.

    But now that they bring this to the press with the face and image she has now, she will become a more memely(word?) figure and ruin her life and she'll end up killing herself.

    I rest my case.
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    June 2008
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    I just saw that "Count to Potato" picture a week ago.
    I laughed, and then I took a good look at myself in the mirror.
    Then laugh harder.
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  36. Post #36
    "Epic Leddit pwner :)"
    UberMunchkin's Avatar
    March 2010
    12,354 Posts
    It even hit the BBC
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    Hullu V3's Avatar
    October 2009
    6,412 Posts
    It even hit the BBC
    Parents are out for money. That's low, very low.
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    September 2009
    4,637 Posts
    That video thumbnail
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  39. Post #39
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    December 2009
    868 Posts
    Oh god, my sides

    Don't get me wrong, downsyndrome is terrible, but this bitch just made her life 100% worse. No one in the fucking world would know she was count to potato girl, but now everyone knows. She's going to get bullied like crazy now.
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  40. Post #40
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    October 2005
    7,237 Posts
    I don't know about any of you, but I wouldn't want a retard cutting my hair.
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