PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA. Florida resident claims his Facebook post asking people to shoot hurricane Irma was an unintentional joke that quickly got out of control, he claimed on Sunday that he’d never thought anyone would accept his invitation seriously.
More than 50,000 people had signed up on Sunday, after 22-year-old Rion Edwards from Daytona Beach posted an invitation that reads: “IT’S THIS WATCH A WIND HEAD PASSED BY IRMA to tell them that they DID NOT PUSH US Let’s show IRMA That WE FIRST are FIRST. “
Edwards stated to The Associated Press in a Facebook post on Sunday “It seems like this joke has been able to get into the minds of many people. There are people who are furious because they believe that this really is taking place. I’m not sure if to smile or sigh. “
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The majority, but not all Facebook users seem to have a sense that Edwards wasn’t serious in posting comments and photos poking at Florida stereotypes, like potbellied men in only underwear, armed with rifles and pistols.
If anyone didn’t realize the humor The Pascoe County Sheriff’s Office tweeted late on Saturday evening: “DO NOT fire your gun (hashtag) Irma. You can’t force it reverse (and) it could have extremely dangerous consequences. “People were injured by falling bullets
Edwards declared in his Facebook posting on Sunday, that there was something to learn from his incident.
It was wonderful to read the responses that was received via Facebook, Edward wrote. However I found out that approximately 50percent of the population around the world are unable to comprehend the value of sarcasm and how it can save lives.
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