According to Facebook, the term “Michelle Gregg Cincinnati” is getting plenty of attention. Merely typing “Michelle” into Facebook’s search engine brings up Facebook suggestions of “Gregg” and “Cincinnati,” with “zoo” listed in the suggestions as well. That’s because people are hunting down Gregg on Facebook and Twitter in order to give Michelle a piece of their mind.
Some of those comments are not so nice. In the comments section of Facebook posts about Gregg, offensive words like “c**t” are being leveled against Michelle, the mother of the 4-year-old boy who ended up in the gorilla moat at the Cincinnati Zoo recently, as reported by the Inquisitr.
With a plethora of profiles on Facebook listed with the name Michelle Gregg, some of those hateful comments are going to the wrong person. Whereas the real Michelle posted the following response to Facebook, other women who share Gregg’s name are finding interesting ways to respond to the Facebook hate, as seen below.
As reported by the New York Post, in a recent Facebook post, Michelle gave heavenly thanks for her child being protected during the harrowing experience. Due to the hateful responses that Gregg is getting online, an “I Support Michelle Gregg” Facebook page has also popped up, which is also gaining plenty of comments as well.
That Facebook post is receiving a big reaction online, and Twitter is no different. Typing Michelle’s name into the Twitter search engine brings up related searches that prove people want to know if Gregg is black or if Michelle is white. They also want to know Gregg’s Facebook page. According to the Mirror, folks are finding the wrong Michelle in Ohio and are sending her hundreds of Facebook friend requests.
People also discovered that the real Gregg works at Little Blossoms Academy, a daycare center, and they are leaving bad reviews on the business’ Facebook page.
As seen in the below photo, a different Michelle created a meme declaring she has never been to the Cincinnati Zoo and that her son, as seen in the photo with Gregg, hasn’t been to the zoo either.
On Facebook, Deidre Lykins wrote about her experience at the Cincinnati Zoo and how her son witnessed the 4-year-old crawling quickly through the bushes and experiencing a drop of approximately 15 feet before anyone could catch him. Lykins reported that from her perspective, it was an unfortunate accident and not the result of parental neglect.
“This was an accident!! A terrible accident, but just that! My husband’s voice is the voice talking to the child in one of the videos. None of us actually thought he’d go over the nearly 15-foot drop, but he was crawling so fast through the bushes before myself or husband could grab him, he went over! The crowed got a little frantic and the mother was calling for her son. Actually, just prior to him going over, but she couldn’t see him crawling through the bushes!
“She said, ‘He was right here! I took a pic and his hand was in my back pocket and then gone!’ As she could find him nowhere, she looks to my husband (already over the railing talking to the child) and asks, ‘Sir, is he wearing green shorts?’ My husband reluctantly had to tell her yes, when she then nearly had a breakdown!”
Just as there are Facebook posts and pages supporting Gregg, there are Facebook pages like Investigate Michelle Gregg that want authorities to look into Gregg.
Apparently, Gregg has a pretty popular name, because there are many Facebook profiles with Michelle’s name.
On Twitter, there is scuttlebutt going around about Gregg suing the Cincinnati Zoo. However, that has not been verified by any reputable news organizations. There is a Change.org petition that mentions Michelle planning to sue the zoo.
As seen in the top photo above, supporters of the gorilla Harambe stood outside the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Monday, May 30.
[Photo by John Minchillo/AP Images]