An endless loop of hypocrisy, irony, and bitterness erupted online Wednesday when a neighborhood parking spot watchdog shamed a recklessly parked vehicle with online pictures. What followed was a week-long cycle that fed keyboard warriors who are intolerant of others' intolerance.
When local mom I.C. Yu posted a photo online of an errantly parked vehicle in a crowded parking lot, she set off a chain reaction that would keep phones buzzing with notifications through the rest of the week.
"I feel like it is my job to make sure everyone knows how wrong they are, in all areas. But especially bad parking jobs," Yu said. "I don't care that I don't know anything about the circumstances of what happened, the world needs to know about how horrible these people are."
Yu is known for posting pictures of bad parking and slow moving minorities driving in Lakewood, while correcting grammar in the comment sections in all areas of Dallas social media.
Her comments, and others like her, usually set off a chain reaction wherein other posters will shame the shamer for shaming the person in the first place. Then someone will point out that the secondary shamer is doing the same thing as the primary shamer. And so on. Eventually someone writes a blog post about it, continuing the never ending cycle.
Yu, who claims to have never made a mistake herself, prefers to shame other commenters for their behavior while simultaneously correcting their grammar.
When asked about showing some grace towards others who make mistakes, Yu commented, "They should know what is going to happen, it is not on us to change, but on her to know how we are going to react!"