Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Photos ‘Beautiful?’ Why Is Blogger Calling Boston Bomber ‘The Rudest Twink Ever?’
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In a Kinja blog post titled "The Rudest Twink Ever," a blogger who goes by the name Jordan Bowen describes suspected Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's photo as "beautiful."
"When I first saw this photo [above], I found myself, a man in my late 20's ... uncomfortably attracted to a murderer," he wrote. "He has the beguiling features of a twink: a baby face with knowing eyes, a face that is both rude and vulnerable."
"Attraction is a complex, conflicting emotion. It is possible to be attracted to evil without being evil."
While the blogger recognized the act of violence carried out by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev was "heinous," Bowen also wrote that he felt empathy for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as the 19-year-old college student was chased through the suburbs of Watertown, Mass. "I was the boy they were chasing, I was the rookie caught up in the chase, driving slowly through a terrified town," he wrote.
Bowen is not alone in expressing his attraction for the younger of the two suspected Boston bombing brother's attractive; many Twitter users shared his sentiment.
"Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dude. You're beautiful #HateMe," MeganE3 wrote.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dude. You're beautiful #HateMe
— MeganE3 (@MesleyStromberg) April 22, 2013
"Let's be honest, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pretty cute...," said Andrew Willoughby.
Let's be honest, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pretty cute... — Andrew Willoughby (@AndrewwDavvid) April 20, 2013
Another Twitter user, called allaine, tweeted: "btw the bomber is kind of cute why did he do that he could've been a model or stuff sigh man."
btw the bomber is kind of cute why did he do that he could've been a model or stuff sigh man
— ♡allaine♡ (@miraculouis) April 20, 2013
Some Twitter users, however, took umbrage with these remarks. "People tweeting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is cute?? What the hell? He's murdered people, you should hang your heads in shame!!" Jason Sidlow wrote.
People tweeting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is cute?? What the hell? He's murdered people, you should hang your heads in shame!! — Jason Sidlow (@jasesidlow17) April 20, 2013
"To every girl tweeting that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is cute... I will kill you with a trident," Brick Tamland said.
To every girl tweeting that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is cute... I will kill you with a trident.
— Brick Tamland (@BrickTamland3) April 20, 2013
In his blog post, Bowen went on to describe how Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hunted down "like a dog" and then, after being caught, was held down to the ground, his shirt coming up to reveal his "thin, white stomach, like a child's." He said that watching the police hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was like watching a bull fight.
From Bowen's blog post:
I want him to live. I want him to answer for his crimes. And I hope, though he has committed the worst of all sins, I hope that we are civilized enough to try to understand him. He cannot be that different from us. Even the angels among us carry the seeds of evil. To know him would be to know ourselves.
If we are to ever be better, if we are ever to prevent more sons from being lost forever, we should forgive him, even as we condemn him; we should love him as though he were ours.
Should we feel empathy for 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is suspected - and will almost certainly be found guilty - of murdering three people and injuring hundreds more?
CNN reported Tuesday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is injured and currently being held in a Boston hospital. Authorities have charged him with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death, and one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device resulting in death. It has been decided that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be tried in civilian court instead of as an enemy combatant.
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