The Definitive "People Who Thought Chechnya was the Czech Republic" Collection
Two brothers from Chechnya. That was the official word early morning on Friday April 19th, 2013 as to who were behind the Boston marathon bombings. “Chechens.”
So, naturally, who do some brilliant citizens of the United States of America blame? The CZECH REPUBLIC, of course!
Here are those Twitter users who are brave enough to still have their tweets up for all to see:
Here’s a guy who deleted his first tweet when he was called out…and then advocated for the destruction of the Czech Republic anyway!:
Here are a few more that deleted their tweets and thought they were forever wiped from the Internet (LOL):
To prove to you that this isn’t a “Twitter problem,” here are a few from Facebook:
Here’s a Facebook thread where mixing up Czech Republic and Chechnya is not the worst thing to come out of it:
Now, some of my personal favorite…conspiracy theorists who confuse Chechnya with the Czech Republic and connect it to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas! WHY? Because there apparently is a large Czech population in West, Texas! DUH!:
Yes, “close enough”:
A user of Yahoo Answers, former capital of internet dummies, chimed in:
And I just want to truly thank this guy for making me laugh. “Czech Republicans” did it!:
Now, I know what you might be thinking, “Mr. Public Shaming Tumblr blog, why are you posting these silly things! No one took these people seriously!”
Well, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic sure did:
(Note: Thank you to this Storify and this Twitter user for pointing me in the direction of a number of the deleted Twitter posts. I was collecting a large number of tweets for different yet related posts, which will be posted in the coming days, and missed out on a few. The Internet has been a mad house these past few days.)
In light of recent events, the Czech Republic has released a statement to remind everyone that the Czech Republic is not Chechnya.
I’m not even kidding.
“We have previously expressed our condolences to the people of the city and the people of America. However, any attempt to make the connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevymi if they are guilty, [is] in vain…They grew up in the United States, their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of evil in America. ”—
- Ramzan Kadyrov, President of the Chechen Republic
oh. fucking. snap.
Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of the suspects in Boston, said “They’ve never been in Chechnya! It has nothing to do with Chechnya! They put a shame on our family and on the entire Chechen ethnicity.” He continued to repeat that Islam and Chechnya have nothing to do with the attack, the two suspects were losers who didn’t fit in.
John Kerry also agrees that “it would be inappropriate” to discuss a connection with Chechnya.
So let’s wait until the media gets their facts straight.