Racist Breitbart Commenters React To Harper Lee’s Death With All The Class You’d Expect

They always say “don’t read the comments–but whenever I want to catch a glimpse of how today’s conservatives are responding to a particular issue, I usually head on down to Breitbart.com and check out the comment section. I figure it’s a good idea to know how the opposition thinks.

Today, I decided I’d check in and see how they reacted to the death of Harper Lee, author of “To Kill A Mockingbird”–and I have to admit, I was genuinely, actually surprised at how awful the comments were. Not only did they manage to be incredibly racist, but they also somehow ended up veering into anti-Semitic and homophobic territory, which I did not actually expect!

Perhaps the most fascinating thing about Breitbart commenters, as a species, is their repeated insistence that racism is a thing that black people and liberals totally made up in order to ruin their days and give them “white guilt,”while saying incredibly racist things. It’s a very strange phenomenon, and very present here in this particular collection of comments. If you have the stomach for it, click on through the gallery.