People are celebrating Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie on Reddit and posting conspiracy theories and memes

Brian Laundry in the desert with a cop behind him
This police camera video, provided by the Moab Police Department, shows Brian Laundry pulling a van traveling with his girlfriend Gabriel “Gabby” Petit near the entrance to Arches National Park on August 12. Shows you talking to a police officer. 2021. The couple was pulled while they were in an emotional fight. Petito was reported missing by his family a month later and is currently under national investigation. Moab Police Station via AP
  • Two small subreddits dedicated to Brian Laundry have emerged over the past few weeks.

  • Users shared conspiracy theories and support for “people of interest” in Gabby Petit’s murder.

  • Reddit said it is “scrutinizing” all communities involved in Petito’s murder.

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A small part of Reddit idolizes and celebrates Gabby Petito’s missing fiancé, Brian Laundrie, whose body was found. Wyoming Bridger-Titon National Forest September 21st.

22-year-old Petito was reported missing in September after embarking on a cross-country trip with Laundrie. Got missing rear His parents talked to the police He went hiking in the Carlton Reserve in Florida. Florida police When Petit disappeared and was killed on September 15, Laundry was named “the person of interest.”

Petito’s widely reported death has caused a variety of content on social media platforms. #GabbyPetito hashtag With over 1.2 billion views on TikTok, creators theorize a mysterious case and claim that psychics can put her on the channel. spirit. subreddit r / GabbyPetito, With over 135,000 members, we are dedicated to discussing and recording news about the survey.

Some are now misunderstood by the media as victims, martyrs, and heroes who portray Laundry online. One post reviewed by insiders said Laundry was “unjustly malicious,” and another said Petit had unfounded accusations of being a “white supremacist.”

Reddit Content Policy The rule states that “communities and users who incite violence or promote hatred based on identity or vulnerability are prohibited.” It’s not immediately clear if the subreddits that support Laundrie violated these guidelines.

“We are scrutinizing the community involved in the Gabby Petit case, including the subreddit in question,” a Reddit spokeswoman told insiders. “We apply site-wide policies across the platform and will continue to take action against communities, content, and users who violate these policies.”

Two subreddits with thousands of followers criticize Petit and show support for Laundry

Created on September 17th and with about 2,400 subscribers, subreddit r / Brian Laundrie, many users spend their time theorizing the location and personal life of a laundromat.

“Isn’t he also a victim of violence?” CommenterSeemed to refer to police body camera footage laundry Petit told police that she had hit him while she was about to enter their van. Petito told a police officer in Moab City, Utah, on August 12 that he slapped Laundrie when he thought he was going to get stuck. “Brian will be more memorable than Gabby.” I wrote another comment on the forum.

One user wondered if Petito could actually have died of COVID-19.Investigator The cause of Petit’s death has not yet been announced, However, Wyoming coroner determined it to be murder..

Another post compared him with OJ Simpson, Former NFL running back Tried in case of the murder of his wife, “Run Brian Run” is written. The post seemed to show support for laundry, saying Simpson. Liability in civil lawsuit However, he was acquitted in his criminal trial and was not guilty.

Still, others used subreddit to criticize Laundry and wrote a poster. “Evil has a new face.”

The smaller but more vibrant subreddit is r / Friends of Brian, which has attracted 1,100 subscribers since it was created on September 18th.

“Brian Laundry is a victim of domestic violence that is unfairly malicious in a badly informed public opinion court,” read Subreddit’s explanation and again refer to police body camera footage. It looks like it is. “This community is dedicated to ensuring that Brian is being treated as entitled by the United States Constitution. This is innocent until guilt is proven.”

Post claims to be related to Laundrie “Struggle,”He was Hispanic so he did Gabby assault Brian” When “People behave like we are monsters.” Each of these posts has less than 50 votes in favor and less than 50 comments discuss Laundrie’s innocence.

Part of the dialogue directly insults Petit and calls her “Flavy Gabby, “NS “White supremacist” Repeat the conspiracy theory She died of COVID-19.

Both subreddits hide the moderator’s name. Users make sure that forums follow Reddit rules so that they are not banned.

People who are famous for their well-known investigations and crimes often have big fandoms online. Peterman Fredonia, Currently on trial for two murders, he had enthusiastic supporters who created Instagram and TikTok pages to show his support.Similarly, Elliot Rodger, who killed six people who were stabbed to death in Isla Vista, California in May 2014, is portrayed as a hero in some online. “Insel”, or an unconsciously single community.

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