After suffering 17 months of brutal captivity in North Korea, Otto Warmbier died Monday, having spent more than a year in a coma before his release last week.
After news of his death, Twitter users were quick to resurface articles from liberal sites Salon, Huffington Post, and Bustle in 2016 mocking the college student for getting what he deserved.
Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster from the hotel he was staying at in North Korea and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
This Huffington Post blog sure aged well. pic.twitter.com/8DSZ1uL6qe— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 19, 2017
This Huffington Post piece is even more outrageous today than when it was originally published. https://t.co/kraXAbNJQF— Daniel Walters (@danielwinlander) June 19, 2017
Here's Bustle, engaged in the same victim-blaming back in the day pic.twitter.com/BYVBx0FY4t— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 19, 2017
Reminder that Salon was downright gleeful when Warmbier was first arrested pic.twitter.com/BIMB9f7nEb— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 19, 2017
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) June 19, 2017
As one Twitter user quipped, “they put the "ass" in "class."”