When Wolf Blitzer asked Moore tornado survivor Rebecca Vitsmun if she thanked the lord, many expected her to answer “yes.” Instead she replied “I’m actually an atheist.” “Saying ‘I’m an atheist’ in Oklahoma is like screaming ‘Jihad’ at airport security,” says Doug Stanhope in a clip from Charlie Brooker’s 2013 Wipe. “That took some nuts.” The blue comedy specialist decided to show his appreciation for Vitsmun’s candidness by starting an IndieGogo campaign on her behalf. “If you watch the footage, all the other victims are on the news thanking Jesus for only killing their neighbors and not them, while a crawler is on the screen telling me where I can text money to help them out,” Stanhope goes on to say. “Fuck them. I don’t want Jesus getting credit for my $50. I’ll help that other girl out.”
Gawker commenters are split, with some calling the comedian “self-righteous,” “insufferable,” and a “major prick” for his fundraising campaign.
(Tipped by JMG reader Todd)