Outrage After Sheriff's Office Posts 'All Lives Splatter' Meme Making Fun Of Protesters Getting Run Over By A Car

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: The silver Dodge Charger alledgedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr. passes near the Market Street Parking Garage moments after driving into a crowd of counter-protesters on Water Street on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer, 32 years old, was killed and 19 others injured when they were struck by Fields' car.  (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Outrage After Sheriff's Office Posts 'All Lives Splatter' Meme Making Fun Of Protesters Getting Run Over By A Car

The post was made to the Facebook page on September 11.

Published September 12, 2017

A Washington state sheriff has started damage control after a meme joking about running over protesters was posted to his county’s Facebook page on Monday. 

The meme read “All Lives Splatter” and had an image of a car ramming through protesters in the street. Many found the image, which was posted to the Chelan County Emergency Management page, to be offensive to Heather Heyer, who was killed during the Charlottesville white supremacy rally.

“Nobody cares about your protest,” the meme also read. “Keep your ass out of the road.”

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a county employee shared the photo on the page. Whoever made the post added a caption that read, “I don’t wish harm on anyone ... but protesters don’t belong in the road!”

After the meme was removed, Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett swiftly issued an apology Monday, which said a “noncommissioned” employee meant to share it on a personal account.

“Staff at Chelan County Emergency Management feel terrible that this inappropriate and hurtful post made it onto the Facebook page,” Burnett wrote in the news release. “Changes have already been made in procedure to assure nothing like this will ever occur in the future.”

The post has come under fire not only for the insensitive subject, but also the inappropriate date of the post: September 11.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

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