Friday, June 17, 2016

The Pulse Yelp page is not the appropriate place to grieve

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 4:24 PM

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In the wake of the the country's deadliest attack by a single shooter, a Yelper decided to leave a heartfelt review on Pulse's page, which seems nice enough but then proceeded to give the nightclub 3 stars.  

This gesture is both extremely kind and extremely savage. 

The user, SM. from Fort Lauderdale, starts off with an empathetic message, but for reasons only known to them, then proceeds to do the most Yelp thing ever by giving it a less than favorable rating.   

To pile it on, the review was posted on the the same day as the attack at Pulse, and even references the Christina Grimmie shooting from the night before. 

Apparently, none of this is enough for a 5 star rating, which is why posting messages like this to a business's Yelp page make no sense. Go ahead, leave a nice note on their Facebook wall, attend a vigil, literally do anything else besides leave a Yelp review. 

When tragedies of this nature occur, Yelp asks users not to leave these types of messages on profiles, and says they will eventually remove them. 

However, in the meantime, the most savage Yelp review in the history of the site is still up. 

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