Time and place. Consider it next time.
According to the New York Post, the parents of a man who died on 9/11 were shocked to see a girl they didn’t even recognize read their son’s name at a Ground Zero memorial ceremony, and them immediately engage in a politically motivated rant about Syria.
Brittney Cofresi, 15, declared, “President Obama, please do not bring us to another war,” after saying the name of her “uncle,” Sept. 11 victim Sal Papasso Jr., who was only a distant relative of the Brooklyn girl.
She later went on Twitter to brag that her hijacking of the service had made her a viral star.
“I’m famous guys honestly go look up 15-year-old girl asks Obama not to go to war while speaking at the 9/11 memorial,” she tweeted.
Papasso’s family is estranged from Cofresi’s aunt — and they didn’t recognize her as she exploited their son for her stunt.
“My mother saw her reading Sal’s name and said, ‘Who is that? She had no idea who she is,” Sal Jr.’s brother, Tom Papasso, told The Post. “We were all stunned. It was completely inappropriate to use this day for that. It was not the time nor the place for a political statement.”
The girl’s family has been estranged from the victim’s for over a decade.
Cofresi, aside from pretending she was famous on Twitter, took a moment to pat herself on the back by referring to her actions as ‘courageous.’
Her mother, also estranged from the victim’s family for over a decade, agreed saying essentially that at least she didn’t say “Go Giants!”