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AIBU to be surprised that the NZ terrorist attack isn’t trending on AIBU?

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catdoctor Fri 15-Mar-19 23:40:15

I’m also wondering whether the ‘I stand with...’ frames will appear on Facebook soon?

Frokoko Fri 15-Mar-19 23:45:52

I was also wondering why there's been no mention of it here #ALLlivesmatter

GoFiguire Fri 15-Mar-19 23:46:10


MadCatEnthusiast Fri 15-Mar-19 23:47:37

I doubt we'll have the 'I stand with...' frames as they were out a bit sooner by now but true, AIBU is quiet.

FlibbertyGiblets Fri 15-Mar-19 23:47:51

In The News folder. Not really AIBU fodder tbh.

Weirdlookingbricks Fri 15-Mar-19 23:51:09

I've noticed that the FB frames seem to be Eurocentric

OftenHangry Fri 15-Mar-19 23:55:16

I will say it out right. Because why would iit? White guy from New Zealand is not as talk worthy as a "brown" guy "muslim" from... Well. Anywhere🤔

HerRoyalNotness Fri 15-Mar-19 23:58:34

White guy from australia actually.

My family in NZ and kiwi expats I know here have added the ‘frames’ to their profile pics. A lot of us are discussing it on our expat pages and using them as a way to process what has happened.

There has been a thread in feminism and in the news. Nothing about AIBU is appropriate for a discussion on the atrocity.

Kintan Sat 16-Mar-19 00:00:01

I’ve seen a few threads on here on the topic. Curious why you think it’d be on AIBU? What would the AIBU be?

RestingButchFace Sat 16-Mar-19 00:00:38

I have seen a few "this isn't us" frames but no NZ flag covers like the France attack etc. Sadly I believe that I give society more credit than it deserves. Several of my friends have written supportive statuses but that is probably the echo chamber effect.

catdoctor Sat 16-Mar-19 00:01:15

Well that’s my point Often and presumably why Gofiguire thinks I’m goady,
Why aren’t we talking about it?

PickAChew Sat 16-Mar-19 00:06:01

Maybe no one thinks they're unreasonable in thinking that the act that resulted in 49 deaths was truly and utterly shit, so why ask mumsnet to demonstrate otherwise.

Schuyler Sat 16-Mar-19 00:08:24

There’s nothing AIBU worthy about it. People are talking about it, doesn’t have to be on here.

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 16-Mar-19 00:09:33

Maybe the AIBU should be "to think that the level of Islamophobia emerging in the UK means that something like that is likely to happen here soon?".

catdoctor Sat 16-Mar-19 00:09:46

I’m not suggesting it should be in AIBU - but many equally horrific and sensitive matters are picked over here.

AnneOfCleanTables Sat 16-Mar-19 00:11:11

I'd be surprised if it was trending on AIBU. It's a terrorist attack. It's completely inappropriate for AIBU. There are threads on MN and they have been running since this the news first broke.

bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 16-Mar-19 00:11:33

HQ - yet more proof that people don't realise there's more to the talk boards than AIBU??

EmeraldShamrock Sat 16-Mar-19 00:13:23

I wanted to start a thread, I wasn't sure how. I checked a few times for one, I am quiet, completely shocked, I can't find the words, I am so horrified by this fucked up psychos actions, my DNs boyfriend sent me a 5 sec clip, I am disturbed.
I am ashamed of the evil some humans show, He is a white man but he is a creature, a demented scumbag taking their life away.
I am so sorry for the loss of life. flowers

crabb Sat 16-Mar-19 00:15:46

EmeraldShamrock Sat 16-Mar-19 00:23:06

I automatically go to AIBU blush

brizzlemint Sat 16-Mar-19 00:24:19

Why would it be on aibu?

Start of thread
Aibu to think it's terrible?
No, of course not.
End of thread.

TheMuminator2 Sat 16-Mar-19 00:29:51

The full video is 16mins...

PeeGreen Sat 16-Mar-19 01:12:12

There are three threads

I had a look at the 2017 Barcelona attack (22 dead, 152 injured, separate incidents) for comparison:

Someone complaining about someone else saying they were in Barcelona 2 weeks ago 'and it could have been me'

Someone complaining the BBC weren't leading with it

Someone worrying about their teenager going on a trip to Barcelona

Not really sure what you're expecting. People don't really post on AIBU about terrorist attacks, unless they have some hot take (like you).

Tavannach Sat 16-Mar-19 01:16:39

Mumsnet was where I first heard about it last night.

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