In June, an Alabama teenager Breanna Mitchell posted a “selfie” in front of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. About a month later, her smiling visage in front of a Nazi death camp went viral.
As if her original, stupid, tasteless tweet was not bad enough…
…as media began to pick up the story of her insensitivity, Mitchell added something that may be more of an affront to the millions of men, women, and children who perished at the hands of Christian tyranny: she publicly basked in her notoriety, retweeting those who shared the original image and posted a screenshot of the original Business Insider piece about her: “I’m famous yall.”
Mitchell says that she studied the Holocaust with her father, and was supposed to visit the concentration camp with him, but her father died before they could make the trip. “That trip actually meant something to me and I was happy about it,” she tweeted.
Mitchell doesn’t think her insensitivity is much of an issue though. “Like apparently is such a big deal that I smiled. Good Lord,” she said in a subsequent tweet.
After she had enjoyed her fame, she sought sympathy in an interview with TakePart, in which she played up her claim that the trip, and the selfie, somehow honored her deceased father. She said that the Holocaust was the only part of history that interested her or her father and called it her father’s “favorite part of history.” She said she would not do anything different, however, because she “didn’t mean any harm.”
Watch her interview, below: