Sometimes it’s hard to know whether to write about certain things here on Hoaxtead Research. For example, on Friday it came to our attention that not only had Kristie Sue Costa revived her Dearman Does Hampstead blog, which gives new meaning to the words ‘disgusting’, ‘poorly researched’, and ‘tripe’, but she was trying to push a completely unsubstantiated rumour that RD and his children had been shot at during a trip to the Philippines.
Kristie Sue claimed to have received this info from someone using the unbelievably cruel and distasteful avatar ‘Sunaina Chaudhari’. Sunaina, you might recall, was the name of Neelu Berry’s young niece, who suffered from Trisomy 18 or Edwards syndrome, and died as an infant.
Here’s what this person is alleged to have said:
We originally had decided not to bother giving Kristie Sue’s story any oxygen, and spiked the story.
However, yesterday we noticed that Angie was parrotting the same utter nonsense as if it were confirmed fact, so we thought we’d better attempt to address it.
Was RD the really the subject of an assassination attempt?
This one didn’t take long to debunk: if a British traveller had been shot at in the Philippines, it definitely would have made the news there, if not here. And if the child of the alleged target had taken the bullet instead, it would have been front page news in both countries.
Did Kristie Sue or Angie bother to check this out? Doesn’t look like they did.
Here’s the latest news results for the search terms “Philippines shooting”:
So yes, there’ve been some shootings in the Philippines lately. However, they didn’t involve anyone from the UK…or their children.
There. Wasn’t that easy?
Why is Kristie Sue a hypocrite?
Here’s Kristie Sue, blithely posting that not only did RD’s child get shot, but it was RD’s fault…because a “huge population of people on this Earth that know about the Hampstead case and have seen the children’s faces as well as that of RD”.
So, class: what’s wrong with this argument?
Let’s start with the fact that RD had nothing to do with plastering his children’s faces all over the internet. That was the children’s mother, Ella, and her McKenzie friend Sabine McNeill, who has admitted that she threatened a judge with taking the case public if it didn’t go their way.
And since then, people like…well, Kristie Sue and Angie, among others, have felt no compunction about splashing the children’s images and voices across the internet, thus making them potential targets for paedophiles and kidnappers.
So even if RD had been attacked in the Philippines (and he wasn’t), and his child had been shot during the attack (which didn’t happen), we know who would have borne responsibility for making them vulnerable: the baying mob that thinks it’s just fine to publish pictures of vulnerable children online.
More bone-headed buffoonery from Kristie Sue
Kristie Sue just isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. This isn’t news—just think of her “RD has children, therefore anyone who admits to having children is RD” argument.
But this bit of idiocy is a new low even for her:
Yes, we understand that there is a massive child-sex trafficking problem in the Philippines. But guess what? There is also a massive child-sex trafficking problem in the good ol’ U.S. of A.:
Again, if Kristie Sue had bothered to do even the tiniest fraction of an iota of research, she’d know this.
And now, we’re trying to remember: are Kristie Sue’s kids blonde and blue-eyed? If so, what’s she doing allowing them to live in a country with a massive child-sex trafficking problem?
Why, she could get shot at! And if that happened, it would be her own fault. At least by her reckoning.
What kind of sicko would use that ‘Sunaina’ avatar?
We don’t know.
In fact, when we went to Kristie Sue’s ‘Believe the Children’ Facebook page the other day, we couldn’t find any trace of such an avatar. Nor could we find the person on Facebook. We found that strange.
We do know that whoever created the avatar is a sick and foul individual; whatever we may think of Neelu now, the fact that her niece died as an infant should never be the subject of a ‘joke’ like this.
Predictably, Kristie Sue and Angie are claiming that someone from this blog had something to do with it. We can categorically state that that’s not the case, but we’re sure that won’t stop them.
All in all, this is really a non-story, about something that didn’t happen, with lots of evidence to prove that nothing of the sort could have occurred. And it’s being pushed by people who cannot be bothered to do their research, but are just blindly parrotting things they’ve heard others say, rather than considering that the whole non-event could have been trumped up by someone desperate for attention.
A lot like Hoaxtead itself, now that we come to think of it.