Sandy Hook Hero Gene Rosen Harassed by Conspiracy Theorists
How would you feel if you did something selfless and heroic, only to be harassed and accused of being an actor later on?
Gene Rosen, who lives near Sandy Hook Elementary School, was feeding his cats on the morning of the shooting when he found six children hiding in his driveway. He took them into his home and comforted them until their parents arrived.
Now, conspiracy theorists are accusing Rosen of being an actor paid to take part in the “government hoax” of the Sandy Hook massacre.
“I don’t know what to do,” Rosen told Salon.com. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘how much am I being paid?'
The conspiracy theorists, which refer to themselves as “truthers”, say that Rosen’s story changes every time he is interviewed, that he is a part of the Screen Actors Guild, and that his story focuses too much on the gunshots and children in order to further a stricter gun control agenda.
“I wanted to speak about the bravery of the children, and it kind of helped me work through this,” said Rosen. “I guess I kind of opened myself up to this.”
This makes me think of the Westboro Baptist Church trying to protest the funerals of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. It’s sickening to think that there are 20 children dead, 20 families mourning a loss, and these so-called “truthers” are busy harassing an innocent man, who I personally think is a hero.
Research has shown time and time again that our human memories are not perfect, especially in times of crisis. It’s entirely normal that his story changes a little bit. I’d be pretty shaken up, too, if nearly 30 people were gunned down a block away from my house.
I’m stunned and disgusted that people are trying to dismiss this tragedy as a government conspiracy.
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