YouTube is a Web 2.0 nexus for every kind of heated flame war and internet crazy you can think of. So was it any surprise that the first YouTube murder involved an atheist and a Christian?
Black person-fundie-YouTuber (now suspended) was a touted supporter of VenomfangX who took the eternal battle between atheists and Christians on YouTube to a new level. On April 10, 2009, Tony shot and killed his fellow classmate at Henry Ford Community College - 20-year-old YouTube user and turned the gun on himself. Allegedly, Tony made a video in the empty classroom prior to the shooting, but copies have yet to surface. Tony48219 is currently burning in Hell.
Anthony's hilariously fucked up psyche is revealed in his videos which usually feature him sitting in his bedroom shouting directly into the camera. In his video titled Black Women Don't Deserve Respect, Anthony denounced black chicks as sexually promiscuous while claiming that they "murder 1,500 babies a day" through abortions. In another profanity-laced video, Anthony attacked believers of evolution - one of his favorite video topics.
Anthony's mother, Doris Powell, said her son was deeply religious and preferred fetuses to sexy young black girls. He normally talked to his mother when something was troubling him, but she had been preoccupied recently by a serious stroke suffered by her father. Anthony had attended the community college off and on for years and recently said he was studying film and planned to go into the movie business. Tony also worked at a variety of jobs at restaurants and a grocery store.
Despite these career aspirations, Tony48219 had informed viewers that he had no goal to get along with anyone, and that he would silence himself with a shotgun. He called atheists "tools of the devil" who were filled with hatred and rage. Tony himself was visibly unhinged, yet people didn’t do anything about it because noone actually cared.
Anthony Powell killed sassy, neck-cranking Christianity critic and YouTuber Asia McGowan before turning the shotgun on himself. McGowan used Les tubes to post comedy skits and light-hearted videos of her dancing with friends. In one of these videos, she poses as a CNN reporter investigating "crack rockers". In another, she and friends break out into Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday" while in costume inside a convenience store.
—Tony, about his persecution complex.
JezuzFreek777 and VenomFangX respond
—JezuzFreek, on making excuses for Tony.
—VenomFangX, trying not to cry.
Chismah and Bill122460 offer their thoughts
- Also used the screen names TheLegendTony48219, Tony48075.
- Tony used to swear that he would "never get off YouTube".
- Apparently, Tony had several online incarnations, including Tony48075, a handle defined on UrbanDictionary.com as a "racist, sexist dumbass".
- Tony may have had a Glock, but instead used a shotgun, as he required a large firearm to compensate for the size of his manhood.
The PAIN inside!
- Internet tough guy
- Batshit insane
- Persecution Complex
- Nothing of value was lost
- Tribute to Tony
- Asia's YouTube
- Asia's MySpace
- Tony's MySpace
- TheLegendTony48219 on Livevideo
- News article on the incident
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