Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
I think the context certainly makes it less bad. I read an interview with her, and I think part of the problem is that she thinks of Auschwitz as having its own private meaning for her, and she can't understand why people don't appreciate that. I encounter that kind of attitude in my students a lot: what a text means is what it means to them
, and there's just nothing more to say about it. But that's not how meaning works.
This is probably a good object lesson for millenials: not everything has to be public.
I think the two minutes of hate she's been subjected to is pretty inappropriate as well.
EDIT: I just read a bit more. It looks like she thinks it's neat that she's famous now. Ugh.
I do too. I hate the way people pile on strangers they will never meet in such a nasty way. A good portion of the people attacking her are no better than her, in the sense that they are forgetting this is a real person and not an image macro that they can downvote.