UPDATE: We found out why Petkov and the Edward family have been fighting all these years. And it’s rather embarrassing for Petkov.
UPDATE: Jennifer Petkov has been arrested for assault.
It’s amazing what a weekend of internet abuse can do to an ill conceived hate campaign. Jennifer Petkov attracted some 4Chan attention recently when she decided to attack her 7-year old dying neighbor on Facebook. After posting a photo of the girl’s dead mother with the Grim Reaper, Petkov attracted the attention of FOX News, and was completely unrepentant about her actions.
It didn’t take long for 4Chan users to organize a fatwa against her family, publicize her address and encouraging attacks against her. And it worked. Petkov has quickly changed her tune. Last week, Petkov posted photos of Kathleen Edward with a skull and crossbones and said she wished the girl dead because it would “rub their ass RAW!”
This week, she wishes she hadn’t said anything. After getting her house egged and receiving death threats, Petkov apologized for her behavior, saying “hopefully we can live our lives peacefully from now on.”
It’s not clear if the internet is done with Petkov yet, though. 7-year old Kathleen suffers from Huntington’s Disease, the same illness that killed her mother at age 24. In response to Petkov’s actions, neighbors, friends and outraged Detroit residents have held vigils outside Edward’s home.
In addition to the 4Chan campaign, Petkov is now the subject of thousands upon thousands of angry Facebook comments. (The image above is from a new anti-fan page that has sprung up).
And of course, in case you missed it, the original video of Petkov in all her horrible glory: