Two Sun Online journalists have sent Twitter into hysterics after they tried to out two students for correctly surmising the moral of Frankenstein.
Reporters from the beleaguered red top were scraping the barrel yesterday as they took aim at “generation snowflake” for sympathising with Mary Shelley’s monster.
The headline sensationally reported that the fragile academics feel the “monster was ‘misunderstood’ — and is in fact a VICTIM” – even though that is literally the story of the book.
TLE Film critic Linda Marric pointed out the error, and it has since gone viral on Twitter.
Still laughing at this ridiculous article. It took two people to write one of the stupidest articles ever published by any publication. It is literally the story of the book. https://t.co/gE2ovd787o
— Linda Marric ?? (@Linda_Marric) March 7, 2018
Many have questioned whether the two authors of the piece have actually ever read the book.
Based intros like this – “SNOWFLAKE students claim Frankenstein’s monster was a misunderstood victim with feelings” – one highly doubts it.
This is actually true. The Sun did a whole article condemning people for having a basic understanding of a central theme of Frankenstein h/t @jamesdoleman https://t.co/rCxOyMMTBd pic.twitter.com/KyMtmmS5zb
— Nearly Legal (@nearlylegal) March 6, 2018
I mean literally how do you want Frankenstein to be taught?
“Frank Frankenstein – and his name IS Frank – was a murdering shit. END OF DISCUSSION – PUT THAT ON YOUR EXAMS, SNOWFLAKE”
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 7, 2018
Sun reveals that University "snowflakes" understand the key questions raised in a novel. pic.twitter.com/84s6vSzQ0d
— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) March 6, 2018
The Sun siding with the pitchfork mob from Frankenstein is absolutely the best allegory there's every been, isn't it?
— Stuie Buchanan (@StuieBuck) March 7, 2018