By now, you’ve probably heard of the gal that goes by Vodka Sam–the YOLO-tweeting, white girl wasted-endorsing University Iowa student who made headline after headline after headline after getting arrested at the Hawkeye’s Football game and blowing a HOLY SHIT worthy .341 on the breathalyzer. Embracing the “sorry I’m not sorry” collegiate mantra, @VodkaSamm went on a tweeting tear following her release from jail–endorsing her behaviors with celebratoryish messages like “my mom hates me now,” and “I’m going to get .341 tattooed on me because its so epic.” The internet got a hold of the story soon thereafter, and the internet proceeded to do what the internet does–giving her a massive following literally overnight, with many admirers tweeting her words of encouragement and likening her to a hero. Vodka Sam instantly morphed into this strange zero-fucks given, post-apocalyptic cause–reveling the sort of impressive fervor that extends beyond a single person, and into a bold and daring movement.
Now here’s where we get to ask the questions. Why do we give a shit? College girls get drunk and do dumb things all the time. What is the purpose of aggrandizing this poor girl’s story to the point of no return?