Those kids from Steubenville are completely innocent.—
Mike Cichra (@HellaTatts) March 17, 2013
Two high school football players — Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond — were convicted today in a Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that garnered worldwide attention.
Most Twitter users applauded the verdicts, but not all:
Some Tweeters who posted support for the rapists subsequently protected their Twitter accounts. We were able to obtain these screenshots:
A few tweeters assigned blame to the rape victim, who was drunk when the rape occurred.
One Twitter user went so far as to argue that under the circumstances “most people” would have done what the rapists did.
We at Twitchy feel sorry, too. For the rape victim.
As for the rapists, they got what they deserved.