Flashback: When Liberal Sites Mocked Otto Warmbier For Getting What He Deserved

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jun 20, 2017 8:05 AM
Flashback: When Liberal Sites Mocked Otto Warmbier For Getting What He Deserved

After suffering 17 months of brutal captivity in North Korea, Otto Warmbier died Monday, having spent more than a year in a coma before his release last week.

After news of his death, Twitter users were quick to resurface articles from liberal sites Salon, Huffington Post, and Bustle in 2016 mocking the college student for getting what he deserved.

Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster from the hotel he was staying at in North Korea and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

Huffington Post: North Korea Proves Your White Male Privilege Is Not Universal

Bustle: Why Do People Blame Otto Warmbier For His North Korea Sentence? Privilege Can Sometimes Come At A Price

Salon: This might be America’s biggest idiot frat boy: Meet the UVa student who thought he could pull a prank in North Korea

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: Straight Outta Pyongyang – Frat Boy Arrested in North Korea

As one Twitter user quipped, “they put the "ass" in "class."”