It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: lovebeck
a reply to: woodwardjnr
I feel the same way! I think it's weird. No one gave two f$@ks about France a few days ago and now everyone is putting that stupid overlay "to show support and solidarity" for Paris.
Give me a break. It's weird and creepy and rubs me the wrong way...
The memes, the peace-sign Eiffel Tower thing, the overlay. Get a grip!
S&F for you!!
If you’ve been on Facebook since last Friday’s attacks in Paris, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d stumbled into the Front National’s image bank – the social media site is currently hosting a flood of French flags, applied via a function enabled by Facebook in the immediate aftermath of the attacks which is, frankly, deeply problematic.
So you want to show solidarity with France – specifically, with those killed in Paris this weekend. If you’re a British person who wants to do that because you feel sympathy and sadness for people who are brutally massacred, regardless of their nationality, then fine. I just hope that you also change your profile picture to a different country’s flag every time people are wrongly killed as the result of international conflicts – for example, during the attack on Beirut in Lebanon just the day before.