According to Wikipedia, Amanda Palmer is “an American performer who first rose to prominence as the lead singer, pianist, and lyricist/composer of the duo The Dresden Dolls.”

Palmer has gotten quite a bit of attention today for her poem entitled, “A Poem For Dzhokhar.”

Shortly after publishing the poem, she retweeted the following:

She then tweeted this:

So she’s saying that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — the guy who allegedly killed an 8-year old boy, among other heinous acts — deserves empathy.

To which we say: What the … ?!?

Blogger Sooper Mexican put it best:

Not all evil can be “understood” – some of it just needs to be extinguished.

Sorry hippies.