A Dallas Mom Is Trying to Take Down Chimpmania.com after Site Targets Quadruple-Amputee Daughter

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A year ago, CBS 11 brought the world the tragic but ultimately hopeful story of Whitney Mitchell. The Dallas woman, 21 at the time, had been an aspiring dancer until sepsis took all four limbs when she was 18. She was learning to walk again with prosthetics and dreamed of becoming a fashion designer.

Not everyone found her story heartwarming, as Mitchell soon learned from the Internet.

"Every now and then she'll Google her name," Mitchell's mother, Patricia Kirven, explains. Not out of vanity but because paraphiliacs, aka "devotees," will "steal her pictures, and they'll put them on these kind of amputee-porn sites."

Finding those was disturbing, but more upsetting to Mitchell and her mother was a post she found on Chimpmania.com.

If you're not familiar with Chimpmania, or if the name isn't sufficiently self-explanatory, its a web forum devoted to mocking African Americans in the most vile way imaginable. It's described here as a "hate site consisting of permabanned rejects from Niggermania and Chimpout."

The post that Mitchell stumbled upon, title "amputee wants legs to dance wiff," featured various screenshots from the CBS 11 story, crudely doctored to add watermelon, fried chicken, malt liquor and commentary that's mostly too vile to repeat.

Mitchell was distraught for a couple of days and remains upset, but she has mostly accepted it as an inevitable byproduct of the Internet.

Her mother, however, is still pissed.

"I just made it my mission to get that website taken down," Kirven says.

She scored a minor success early on when she notified Warner Brothers that her daughter's images had been placed into copyrighted images, one featuring Larry the Cable Guy, another a screenshot from the film Dolphin Tale. The original post was removed but was quickly replaced by one that was clean of copyright violations.

Kirven doesn't have a lot of options for getting that second post, much less the entire website, taken down.

The First Amendment offers broad protections to speech, even the type of invective spewed on Chimpmania. Supreme Court precedent holds that hate speech is permissible, so long as it doesn't directly incite lawless actions. Hurling racist insults at a quadruple amputee, while disturbing, doesn't seem to rise to that threshold. The lawyers Kirven has spoken with have told her as much.

Instead, Kirven is trying to rally enough of a public outcry that Cloudflare, the company that hosts Chimpmania, boots the site. So far, her Change.org petition has collected close to 22,000 signatures.

So far, the company hasn't responded.

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reactionstrike1
reactionstrike1

I just went to Chimpmania for the first time.  While they use derogatory terms to define blacks, I could not find a single lie on the site?  EVERY single thread is simply an actual published story done by an actual journalist.  It seems Chimpmania is simply a collection of the millions of heinous crimes committed by blacks.  All the Chimpmania people do is add their own racial terms, but the crimes blacks commit are 100X worse than someone using the N word to describe the crime.

If your white daughter was gang raped by 10 drugged out blacks is that worse than someone calling the 10 drugged out blacks watermelon eating N words?

Jakemeister
Jakemeister

Why bother? There are a gazillion sick sites on the web that most people will never go to or even hear about. Now, 1000s of people have heard about CM and prolly 100 will join

bullconner1
bullconner1

Maybe the mammy is just trying to play the 'ghetto lottery'?

johnathonreality
johnathonreality

what a loser this lady is. filled with a little hate are we lady ????

they got to you, and solidly own you

fish_fishman
fish_fishman

Except that it is hosted by GoDaddy. Cloudflare is just the means to get it out there. The petition needs to go to to GoDaddy and not cloudflare or it will go nowhere.

barry155
barry155

"If you're not familiar with Chimpmania, or if the name isn't sufficiently self-explanatory, its a web forum devoted to mocking African Americans in the most vile way imaginable. "


Anyone else stop down because of the "sufficiently self-explanatory" part of this sentence?

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

For conservatives who behave this way, watching their victims get angry just makes them happy.

The better solution is to unmask the scumbags behind the site.  That's what happened to the Revenge Porn guys in California, and now they're facing several felony charges, as well as being completely and utterly unemployable.


mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

Here's a solution: ignore them.

Yeah, it's hard, but it is the best way to address these idiots.

They want to be written and spoken about. They want people to go public in condemnation of their websites. The more this is done the happier these racists are.

Don't give it to them. Don't publicize what they do, don't go on public campaigns yo stop them.

Just ignore them. That is what will make them most unhappy, it will disappoint them. That would be a very, very good outcome.

tdkisok
tdkisok

I know of at least two regular commentators here who are probably Chimpmania devotees.  

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

C'mon hackers, do your thing.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

At first glance, I thought "Chimpmania" was a progressive intellectual site dedicated to George Chimpy McHitler Bush. As it is, it's probably a a progressive false flag op.

In the end, who fucking cares?

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@tdkisok "I know of...... probably...."  Your spite is getting in the way of your intellect.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Are you related to the late Senator Joe McCarthy?

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

@ruddski  Yeah, Anonymous would work faster than the courts, and I can't imagine anyone stupid enough to like a site like that would be smart enough to secure it.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

The internet community can police it's own, or hand even more power via precedent to The DoJ, which someday may be in the hands of a constitution-shredding unilateralist like GW.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

The usual complaints; wooden teeth, the cherry tree propaganda, cheating on Martha,.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

What do you have against George Washington?

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