Update [12/11/2013 – 16:58]: It appears that Modern Women Digest could be an offshoot of the satirical website, The National Report, designed to inflame the reactions of its readers. Suspicions remain that Adora Bull is merely a fictitious creation of the website’s creators. The National Report was founded by Allen Montgomery and is well-known for its spoof articles, creating a piece in November that claimed there to be such an event called the “Assam Rape Festival.”
Exactly who was responsible for writing the Paul Walker article, which is also likely another unsavoury satirical piece, is yet to be determined. These facts would seem to substantiate evidence discussed in this article, questioning whether Bull was a real journalist.
Original Article [12/11/2013 – 12:10]: Many were shocked by the untimely demise of Paul Walker and immediately began mourning his death; condolences were issued to the actor’s family, whilst others organized tributes to honor a man renowned for his charitable acts.
However, one self-proclaimed “semi-amateur journalist” and her news agency have created quite a stir, in recent weeks. A writer working for Modern Women Digest (MWD), Adora Bull, has posted what many would consider to be a rather insensitive article, expounding the virtues of Paul Walker’s death.
Adora Bull Slams Paul Walker and the ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise
Bull – allegedly a spokeswoman for Goths for Christ – posted an article, entitled Top Five Reasons Why I’m Glad Paul Walker is Dead. The opinion piece appeared to celebrate the star’s departure and provided a
list of reasons why Bull was glad Walker had died. The opening to the piece sets the tone for the remainder of the article:
“This year, Christmas has arrived early as B list celebrity actor Paul Walker was reported dead on December 1st, the victim of a high speed car crash north of Los Angeles.”
Here is a succinct rundown of the top five reasons as to why Bull felt Walker’s death was “a blessing in disguise:”
- “No More Fast & Furious Sequels”
- “There hasn’t been a good celebrity death in a while”
- “His death has been a good distraction from all the soldiers who died this week”
- “Vin Diesel will finally be forced to expand his career”
- “This proves that rich douchebags die young too”
Bull also elected to insult the fanbase of the movie franchise for which Walker was famous, explaining how the majority of individuals devastated by the actor’s death were “… tasteless Fast & Furious fans.” The scornful remarks about Walker’s past blockbuster movies continued, as she then took to describing 2 Fast 2 Furious as “2 sh***y 2 exist.” In offering her thoughts as to whether the studio would find a suitable replacement for Walker, Bull had the following to say:
“Of course, there is a small chance that the owners of this crappy movie franchise may replace Walker, we’re confident that there are no actors left who are alive today that have the combined desperation to work and lack of self respect to take the job.”
The provocative article continued in similar vein, suggesting that the public had been yearning for another celebrity death, since Cory Monteith and Lisa Robin Kelly died, earlier on in the year.
Suffice to say, the article prompted an outpouring of hate towards the article’s author. At the time of writing, the piece has received over 1,100 comments, most of which were overwhelmingly negative.
In fact, a significant number of Bull’s previous articles could be considered just as incendiary. On Dec. 2, 2013, she published an article entitled Why You Should Date An A**hole. During the opening to the article, Bull posed the rhetorical question: “Is your sex life as dead as Paul Walker?”
Bull has a habit of delivering some rather confrontational opinions and articles; with entries on the Modern Women Digest dating back to Oct. 31, 2013, the following are just a few examples:
- Lezz Be Honest With Each Other
- How Video Games Are Turning Your Children Into Homosexuals
- Are You or Someone You Love Pregnant? Who Cares!
- Trending Now – Ear Stretching for Babies & Children
Facebook Comments and Vehicle Vandalism Prompts Suicide Watch
Angry commenters then took to Bull’s Facebook page to vent their spleen, excoriating her for writing the Paul Walker article. The writer was subject to a slew of abusive comments, alongside calls for her suicide. A number of Facebook users also criticized Bull for censoring the comments received through her page – an allegation that she vehemently denied.
In response to the remarks, Bull went on the counteroffensive and uploaded the following post, before disabling the comments:
“Every single Paul Walker fan needs to be put on anti psychotics immediately.”
Modern Women Digest then released a follow-up article, in response to their writer’s journalistic efforts. The site claims that Bull was taken into police protection and transported to a secure location, whilst an
official investigation was carried out into the “multiple death threats,” to which she was reportedly the subject. The site also claims that she is under suicide watch, after having been witnessed “… threatening her own life…”
Jane M. Agni, a journalist writing for the National Report – who has previously written for Modern Women Digest and Civic Tribune – fashioned an article explaining how Fast & Furious fans destroyed the vehicle belonging to the “feminist blogger.” According to Agni, the incident was provoked after the amateur journalist’s phone number and address were leaked online. A remorseless Bull is alleged to have said the following:
“I am currently making arrangements to relocate to a different city until all these ridiculous cretins calm down. I mean, they didn’t even care about this guy until he died. Really, it’s just ridiculous. My car is completely destroyed because people have the poor taste to worship some of the worst movies ever made. I mean, whatever.”
The writer then goes on to explain how the destruction of her vehicle has actually benefited her, as she was able to claim for a new car through her insurance company. Rather brazenly, Bull is then said to have made the following statement:
“I would love to invite them to burn down my house as well. I have been considering getting an updated condo for some time.”
Is Adora Bull Real?
The sensationalist and shocking nature of the article headlines, and their content, has led many commenters to suspect that they are merely “troll pieces,” designed to solicit the attentions of others and generate more site traffic.
Similarly, it has been suggested that Adora Bull – sounding a lot like adorable – is simply an assumed name. Suspicions were raised even further after readers investigated Bull’s Facebook page. It appears that the account was created on Dec. 3, coincidentally, just days after Walker was killed and on the very same day the article was published.
The Blaze questions whether it was a “… shameless publicity stunt by Modern Women Digest,” based upon the date when the Facebook page was devised. When a commenter queried the newly created Facebook page, Bull claims that her “… old fan page was deleted by facebook.”
It should also be noted, the Adora Bull Facebook page remains sparse, with a non-descript mug shot of a woman wearing a headscarf and glasses, along with what appears to be a logo for the Modern Women Digest website.
Bull’s identity has yet to be definitively confirmed. However, the creators of Modern Women Digest added the following disclaimer at the bottom of the article:
“[DISCLAIMER: Adora Bull’s views do not reflect those of the fine editorial staff at Modern Woman Digest. While we may not necessarily agree with Adora Bull’s stance on certain subjects we do feel she has the right to express her opinions. Modern Woman Digest sends Paul Walker’s family, friends and fans all the best during these troubling times.]”
On Nov. 30, Paul Walker was tragically killed in a car crash. The Fast and Furious sensation was returning to a charity fundraiser for his foundation, Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), with his friend and financial advisor at the wheel. The vehicle in question was a Carrera GT Porsche, owned by IndyCar driver Graham Rahal.
At 3:30 p.m., in Santa Clarita, California, the vehicle collided with a light pole and tree. According to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, Walker died from the combined effects of blunt force trauma and thermal injuries.
Meanwhile, Bull has articulated her desire to return to her occupational pursuits and release more content. Another article on the site states that Ms. Bull will “… always have a home here at Modern Women Digest…” when it is safe for her return.
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