What is it about Twitter and its ability to attract some of the most obnoxious, publicity-hungry lowlife scumbags known to man?
It seems to attract a certain group of people who are so desperate to gain Twitter followers that they will do absolutely anything to do so.
The very best way to do this, it seems, is to target someone who has suffered some personal tragedy and then be as nasty to them as you possibly can.When it comes to selecting your target, if they are a celebrity then so much the better.
The latest victim of this internet phenomena is UK singer, songwriter, music producer, TV personality and Take That star Gary Barlow.
Gary and his wife Dawn suffered a personal tragedy recently when their fourth child was stillborn. They were, naturally, devastated when this happened.
Now step forward Twitter troll Kenneth Tong, 27, who thought it would be a great way to raise his own profile by taunting Barlow and his wife about the loss of their child.
Yes you did read that correctly.
So Tong, a former Big Brother contestant, took to Twitter and over the course of several days he unleashed an outpouring of spiteful tweets where he mocked the couple’s misfortune.
And the more that people registered their disgust for what he was doing the more he was encouraged to do it.
He “joked” on Twitter about putting the infant’s body in a garbage can, posted a picture of a child’s tiny white coffin and fired off other tweets which are so vile that they do not bear repeating.
Feeling pleased with himself he even asked his followers if they would like to read more of his sick humor:
And the notoriety seems to have worked because he has amassed nearly 200,000 Twitter followers as people wanted to know what he would do next.
Fame-hungry Tong, who claims to live a millionaire lifestyle with fast cars, jet-set travel and designer clothes, does not care how much hurt or upset he causes.
He said recently: ““When you’re as wealthy as I am, you can say, do, and think what you like without penalty.”
Tong told the:
“I don’t care what people think.
“If people want to talk about me, I’m going to use it to my advantage.
“I’m highly educated, I know what’s right and what’s wrong, but the guy’s not going to read it. Why can’t I say what I want?”
Tong may be rich, he lives in one of the most exclusive areas of London, and he my even have the playboy lifestyle but he remains one deeply disgusting and hateful individual indeed.