Vampirefreaks community reacts

Vampirefreaks.com pulls gunman’s profile:

The Vampirefreaks community has reacted to the fact that Kimveer Gill was among their membership…

Kimveer Gill, also known as Trench, pictured on the vampirefreaks.com website. Administrators pulled his profile from the site this afternoon.

Users of the website Vamperfreaks.com are defending the site following the shooting rampage at a Montreal college by a frequent visitor to the site.

“Yeah, there’s been a couple incidents before with people on the site but the site itself did not make those people do the things they have done,” says a message board contributor identified as Michelley. “ This site does not condone murder or suicide. Blame the man at fault here. The shooter. Not the site. The site did not put the gun in his hand and say ‘go kill people at school.’”

“I offer my condolences to the victims and their families, it really is a tragic event,” writes Jet. “However, we do not condone or influence this type of behavior in any way. Just because someone goes around shooting people and happens to be a member of vampirefreaks, doesn’t mean that this website has influenced him to do such a horrible thing. The goth scene is a very friendly, nurturing, non-violent community and we are very supportive of our users and do not condone any illegal activities.”

An adherent of Goth culture, he had a profile on Vampirefreaks.com under the name Trench.

After his identity became known, his website was inundated with angry comments from other Goth followers, such as: “I hope you’re burning in hell, you sick f—.” Website administrators deleted his profile early this afternoon.

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