The notorious Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) has vowed to picket Cory Monteith’s funeral.
The actor who appeared on popular Fox comedy-drama musical series Glee in a lead role was found dead on Saturday at a hotel in Vancouver, Canada. Later, it was revealed by Canadian authorities that the 31-year-old heartthrob died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.
Monteith had always been open about his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse and was one of the most popular, loved and talented actors on Glee.
The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church is a disreputable group known for picketing funerals of soldiers and hate crime victims and anti-gay views. When the group intended to protest at the funeral of the Sandy Hook Elementary victims in December last year, they were stopped and a petition, calling on the government of the United States to officially recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group was signed which became the most popular of all on the White House website, We The People.
WBC made an official announcement via Twitter that their members would go and picket Cory Monteith’s funeral in Canada. In fact, the group posted several tweets following the star’s death and tagged all cast members in the posts claiming that God had struck down Cory Monteith.
And then came a rush of tweets on the official WBC account with pictures of disturbing signs carrying Cory Monteith’s face:
Fans of Glee, especially fans of Cory Monteith, who have not been able to cope with the news of his untimely death, are outraged at what the WBC has announced to do. Many have taken to Twitter condemning and bashing the hate group for their stupidity and insensitivity.
Dear West Boro Baptist Church members, I can't believe you would bash on Cory Montieth. How low can you get? GOD SAYS NOT TO JUDGE.— Mother of Swaggins (@MandaTehPanda) July 17, 2013
So I just read that Westboro Baptist Church is protesting Cory Montieth's funeral?!! Who does that? #ShowSomeRespect— Whitley Conner (@WhitleyC2013) July 16, 2013
Westboro Baptist Church to picket Cory Montieth's funeral, how disrespectful— Delaney Crampton (@thatgayk1d) July 16, 2013
Can't believe the disgusting vitriol the Westboro baptist church r slinging to lea michelle and the way they're talking about Corey Montieth— The Sapphire Report (@sapphirereport) July 16, 2013
@Support HOW TWITTER CAN ALLOW WESTBORO BAPTISH TO MAKE THOSE COMMENTS ABOUT CORY MONTIETH'S DEATH IS BEYOND ME. DO SOMETHING PLZ. PATHETIC.— Earl Jackson Jr (@Jr1Earl) July 16, 2013
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