In an effort to maintain Gawker-style journalistic standards, on Wednesday women’s blog Jezebel mocked the recent death of Mike Pence’s family dog.
A Jezebel article titled “An October Surprise for Mike Pence’s Dog: Death” spurred a myriad of bipartisan backlash on social media, most of which criticized the former Gawker (now part of Gizmodo Media since new owner Univision killed the toxic Gawker branding) blog for mocking the death of the longtime Pence family pet.
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel you're an embarrassing publication overall, but this is cruel.
— James Garcia Alver (@JayAlver) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel not cool
— Hugh Jabdomin (@kransom2) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel Stop it.
— Mary Mauro (@CitizenMauro) October 26, 2016
It's nice to see Jezebel take a break from gloating about late term abortions to celebrate the death of a dog.https://t.co/a3KeeRgFlN
— Jeff (@jeffytee) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel Please stay out of politics. This is awful. You wouldn't say it if it was Hillary's dog. Have some class/decency.
— cathulhu ftagn (@tentacled_cat) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel Tastless headline. Not a Pence fan, but your "magazine" is disgusting trash…
— david turner (@dht670) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel thats kinda mean, even if i hate mike pence more than death
— Aytri (@AytriSivari) October 27, 2016
@Jezebel This title is just absurdly tasteless and mean spirited. Come on, people.
— Dylan Devenyi (@DylanDevenyi) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel that's not nice and I'm no fan of him.
— قشوع (@Ta3meya) October 26, 2016
— David Wohlreich (@wallrike) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel I'm no Mike Pence fan, but this is a weird & crude headline.
— Nasty Women Vote (@democrat2theend) October 26, 2016
@Jezebel I'm not supporting Trump/Pence but good grief, you people are depraved.
— Dusk (@Into_Dusk) October 26, 2016
— Chelle (@FL_Chelle) October 26, 2016
Breitbart News has reached out to Jezebel for comment.
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