A recent post on the social media platform Tik Tok has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. The person posting claims to live in Buffalo, New York, and shares her opinion about the recent looting that took place during the deadly winter storm.
The winter storm death toll has risen to 37 in Erie County, New York, as crews continue to clear roads so that first responders can check on people that they couldn’t reach in the days following the storm.
At least 25 others across 11 US states also have been reported dead in the storm. Buffalo received nearly 52 inches of snow, trapping residents in western New York at home, some without power.
Videos began emerging from the area that showed chaotic scenes of looting and even gunshots ringing out.
But never fear, the Tik Tok user that goes by the account name @kittiecat lays out all the reasons that people should be allowed to steal anything and everything, and guess what? Even a television should be considered a necessity.
Be advised, the video contains offensive and graphic language.
“So, I live in Buffalo. This is a 33. This is my car that’s been buried in all of this fcking snow since last week. And this is outside my granny’s house, a tree that’s been there, since my aunt was a child. Safe to say that it’s a fcking shtshow out there, right? Here go y’all come goblins who don’t even live in the fcking city, which, by the way, the Q-Tip people are the last ones to ever talk about somebody stealing anything. Y’all wouldn’t be in this country had it not been for y’all stealing it. But y’all are more focused on people looting and trying to get necessities and things. And yes, the TV is a fcking necessity thing. Then the people who are literally freezing to death in their own homes, freezing to death outside, because the city did not shut down the way it should have, Byron Brown want to get on here and talk about, ‘We told y’all, we knew this was going to happen,’ but why didn’t you close businesses when you should have? Why you got everybody rushing home at noon when the fcking, you know, storm is starting and now people are literally dying in their cars because they can’t see? And yeah, it was that fcking bad. I went out like at 8 o’clock in the morning, before it started, and by the time I got out of Wegmans, right, it was like maybe 9:30, 10 o’clock, and it was fcking bad. And that was just the beginning of the storm. So if you don’t live in Buffalo, even if you do live in Buffalo, you feel like you’re better than because people are out here stealing and you would never, first of all, if you are a mayo monster, that is how your ancestors got everything, from stealing. People are out here trying to get toilet paper, people are out here trying to get, you know, just small, little food from family fcking dollar and yeah fck and I got a fcking… Fck capitalism. Steal everything that you need, babe. Because at the end of the day, the city continuously fails us whenever we had any type of emergency. Byron, do better, bitch!”
Some scenes from the aftermath of the looting after the storm: