Media Update on the troll Tamtampamela

project 365 #17: troll dolls

Image by mygothlaundry via Flickr

Ugh. I did not want to update my wordpress again today, because I like having the picture of me interviewing Rahm Emanuel on my front page, but it can’t be helped. I want the world to know (well, potential employers) that I broke the news that tamtampamela was a troll (see my time stamp)…  Read the rest of this entry »


White Girl Claims God Answered her Prayers by Striking Japan, Internet Retaliates

… except she just outed herself as a troll around 1am, CST. My headline is misleading, but hopefully you are still reading.

On March 13th, youtube user tamtampamela (identified by the internet as Pamela Foreman) made a video saying the tsunami happened because she prayed for god to prove his existence to atheists, and days later struck Japan. Pam goes on to say she is overjoyed by the magnitude of God’s response, and hopes God will steer his wrath to America soon, since there’s tons of atheists here. The video has approximately half a million views (link is original video, but as of 2am, LaughAloneTV has a copyright claim on it) and tons of hateful comments , including calls for her rape or other forms of violent retribution.

Richard Dawkins’ site linked the video, Scallywag & Vagabond call her “crazy”, Vanity Fair called her response inappropriate (link includes racist UCLA girl),  Project Armannd calls her a psychopath (and also links to additional WWII-Karma-on-Japan comments), Miami New Times blog takes a swig at her (and advocates interpretive dance),  Perez Hilton claims the video made him sick, and a bunch of  bloggers, youtubers and atheist forum users also weigh in on the matter, all outraged.

The internet went on to find Pamela’s “real life” information, and posted her address and phone number all over the internet (but that info might be fake? She might really be named Tamar Boehm?). If one watched more than one of tamtampamela’s other videos, it becomes clear that Pamela is trolling.  Some folks on the internet were not astute enough to make this connection, or sought to punish Pamela because you can’t make light of the Japanese earthquakes and tsunami, even if it was to make a point about how the extremely religious believe God works on their behalf against their enemies. Read the rest of this entry »