Viner Hayes Grier Hospitalised After Bike Accident, Trolls Start #HayesIsDeadParty On Twitter
29 July 2016, 12:51 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Regardless of his past mistakes, this hashtag was ridiculously out of line.
After the news of Dylan O'Brien's scary accident on the set of Maze Runner, it's pretty understandable that the half internet just went into meltdown at the news that popular Viner Hayes Grier had been seriously injured in a dirt bike accident.
Late last night, his brother Nash tweeted a pretty scary statement about the well-being of his younger brother and asked his fans to send their prayers using the hashtag #PrayForHayes.
#PrayForHayes— Nash Grier (@Nashgrier) July 28, 2016
Just got a call on set that said Hayes was in a crash. He's now in the hospital
He continued to update their fans with news of Hayes' condition throughout the next hour.
Damn I hate hearing shit like that on the phone scared me to death— Nash Grier (@Nashgrier) July 28, 2016
According to a rep for the Viner, Hayes is set to spend the next few days in hospital where he'll take time to rest up and hopefully make a full recovery.
But because this is the internet and we can't have anything nice, trolls began trending #HayesIsDeadParty in retaliation to Nash's initial sentiment.
i refuse to respect a rat who is racist, sexist, islamophobic, homophobic etc. i am having fun at the party instead. #HayesIsDeadParty— ️ (@stripclubboca) July 28, 2016
(Hayes, along with his brother Nash and many of their fellow Viner friends have been called out in the past for making racist, homophobic and sexist comments across their social media platforms.)
Regardless of Hayes' controversial content and past mistakes, fans and unbiased Twitter users agreed this trend was absolutely disgusting - and we have to agree.
Whoever made ' #hayesisdeadparty ' is such an disgusting person. I can't stand people like you , so disrespectful— hayes wifey (@hilario_mya) July 29, 2016
Is this actually trending...? I'm not even a fan, but this is sickening. Isn't he 16? #HayesIsDeadParty— hello (@RealHanaHFacts) July 28, 2016
I don't even know who this guy is but seriously, this is so damn disrespectful. disgusting af.#hayesisdeadparty— blythe. (@styleshx_) July 28, 2016
He's just 16 y/o boy had a car accident and at hospital right now and there's a party for him dead.I'm beyond disgusted. #HayesIsDeadParty— estiva #prayforHayes (@Calumnesss) July 28, 2016