Chad Prather with 'Where are the marches and protests for bomb control in Austin' tweet

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People are tearing apart this bad tweet about ‘bomb control’ marches

Turns out America already has pretty strict bomb control.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 21, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:01 pm CDT

YouTube personality Chad Prather is being roasted on Twitter after he publicly pondered why people in Austin weren’t protesting for “bomb control” in the wake of a series of bombing attacks that left two people dead and multiple others injured.

It was a sentiment not unlike Lisa Kennedy Montgomery’s widely panned comment about “Truck Control” following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

People seemed to find Prather’s logic pretty easy to pick apart, starting with the obvious.

Prather tried to pivot from this criticism by claiming that this was the point he was trying to make to all along.

An average of 96 people in the United States are killed by guns every day. While the number of people killed by bombs is less—it’s actually hard to find statistics for that since it hardly ever happens—no one was buying Prather’s argument about bombs.

People were also quick to point out that bomb control seems pretty strict already.

In fact, since Prather first posted it on Monday, there has been a nonstop deluge of people calling the tweet very dumb.

Prather has made a career out of stirring up such controversies, mainly by sitting alone in his truck and doing things like ranting about NFL protestors, or threatening violence against transgender people, who he refers to as “sexual predators.” You know, the kind of stuff that lands you on Fox and Friends.

Prather has also now decided that talking to himself in the cab of his truck qualifies him to be a stand-up comedian. He’ll be touring across the United States starting in April, which may give him a chance to learn about the more metaphorical kind of bombing.

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*First Published: Mar 21, 2018, 8:27 pm CDT