On the morning of July 14, France’s independence day (the irony of it all), Octavia Nasr was found dead in her home after her self-inflicted crucifixion.* After twenty years of service to CNN, Nasr had been fired in July 2010 after tweeting that she had respect for the late Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (who was a really, really bad man. bad, bad, bad Fadlallah, very bad, very very bad. Bad. So bad. Billy Jean bad). Shortly after the tweet, Nasr apologized and said she was misunderstood, that she did not support how bad (very very bad) Fadlallah was and insisted that she respected him only after he died because he stopped being so bad. CNN fired her anyway, citing that it was unfortunate that Nasr would exercise such poor judgment in admitting respect for the man who single-handedly brought about not only mindless terrorism, but also global warning and Nivea (hence, the French connection and the timing of her death).
Fadlallah never had a thing for words and/or spelling in English. For decades, he misread the signs and marched on in his mission to exacerbate global warning, not cognizant of the spelling mistake. Nonetheless, he made the cardinal mistake of assuming that increases in sunshine produce more need for Nivea. To make things worse, much worse, Nasr timed her own crucifixion so that it would coincide with French Independence day, also not cognizant of the fact that Nivea is a Beiersdorf product. In her crucifixion note, Nasr wrote: