This started out as a riff on Norman Rockwell’s famous “The Gossips” painting, but the exponentiating nonsense of the share-and-forward online culture has far surpassed Rockwell’s what-goes-around depiction. The cartoon’s also a response to people sharing a video, shared online by the alleged victim, of a rape — which prosecutors and investigators asked not be shared so as not to further victimize the woman involved. I’m sure (though it wasn’t stated) they also don’t want to give the defense any reason to seek to change the venue.

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