People of Walmart lets anyone upload pictures they’ve taken of shoppers and post them online so others can make fun of them.
But one metro Detroit woman was not laughing when a picture of her mom popped up on the site.
“You can’t be safe in a store while you’re shopping? It upsets me,” said Melanie Wheeler of Ypsilanti, Mich.
The caption below the photo of Wheeler’s mom reads, “A member of the Canadian division of the trench coat mafia.”
Can’t be SAFE. SAFE?
What do you want to bet that this brainless, yammering crank supports concealed carry laws and believes Obama is coming to take away her guns, but thinks we need to be PROTECTED from cameras in public.
While I love the idea of making fun of the China-Mart crowd and “un-cooling” the place, if that’s even possible, I have to agree with some of the sentiments this loser expresses.
I would love to have my dignity protected from cameras. I almost literally can’t go anywhere anymore without some motherfucker tracking me with video like I was some fucking terrorist. There’s one restaurant in my town that has a camera pointed directly at the Mens Room door. There’s a “security” video that runs regularly on Spike TV of some violent fuckwad beating people unconscious for no reason 2 minutes from my house. The overdubbed commentary mocks the victims and praises the thug. I’m sure those knocked unconscious having a constant reminder of the night is therapeutic.
And once these fuckers take the video, they can do whatever they want with it, legal or otherwise. That’s the funny part about this story. These people are so dumb they don’t realize Wal-Mart records their every move to do with as they please. For all we know, pictures on the website come from Wal-Mart cameras. They sell people’s credit card purchase info. Why not their visual images?
We now live in an Orwellian era where everything you do, say, write and (someday soon) think will be recorded and stored forever to be held against you, if not in a court of law, a court of public opinion. And public opinion is fickle bitch with a mob mentality. Human beings are just not capable of standing up to that kind of constant and permanent scrutiny.
While I get a kick out of People of Wal-Mart, it makes me despair for the future.