Screenshots and messages are spreading via social media purporting to show various things a woman identified as “Donna Crump” has said online.
Many of the messages seem specifically designed to anger those who read them. Many are in support of using children as an excuse for receiving welfare support, whilst others seem to mock children with disabilities including Downs Syndrome and Cancer. You can see a collection of these posts below.
My baby gets me so much money in benefits I love her because I don’t have to work like you WAGE SLAVES LOL
Cancer is funny coz people die 😀 at least the haircut is free lmao 🙂
Downs syndrome is funny cos people are really ugly
Sick of my screaming child wish she wasn’t fucking born!!! 🙁 🙁 cant even go and get pissed with me matez cos of her. Not gonna let this screaming thing ruin my life.
These screenshots have been passed around for a number of years now, and all indications point to the fact that these messages are simply designed to troll other social media users, as opposed to being genuinely created by one person. It seems many Facebook accounts have been opened up under the name of Donna Crump using the same photos, all of which have been used to spread hate filled messages.
Given this and the nature of the posts, it seems likely we’re seeing a case of cyber-bullying where an innocent Facebook user has had their photos stolen by Internet trolls and has seen those photos used to create a number of fake Facebook accounts as well as being attributed to a number of grotesque posts and messages.
Whether the woman in the photos is actually called Donna Crump we do not know, but this is essentially a case of trial by social media where users are spreading the posts in a bid to identify the woman in the photos, despite her almost certainly having nothing to do with the posts.
One Facebook account under the name Donna Crump spreading these messages attributed Donna to working at Tesco. Tesco reported via their social media page that they had no-one of that description working for them.
We recommend simply reporting any accounts spreading such posts under this name and to avoid sharing them. Remember that the woman in these photos is likely not responsible for these posts.
To read more about the inherent dangers of circulating this kind of rumour, read our blog post here.