For those of you who don’t know, Jennifer and Scott Petkov are a lovely young couple from Trenton, Michigan, who spend their time mocking a 7-year-old girl with a terminal brain disease. Apparently, Jennifer has a running feud with the girl’s grandmother, and decided mocking the dying granddaughter would be a great way to get back at her. She’s also taken to mocking the girl’s mother, who has already died of the same disease.
Aside from posting some poorly photoshopped pictures on Facebook, Jennifer and Scott would tell the girl that they wanted her to "hurry up and die" already, and went as far as to hitch a coffin to their trailer and park it in front of the girl’s home. While Jennifer and Scott are clearly in the running for worst people on earth, there are, in fact, a few other individuals that may beat them out. Here they are, in no particular order.
This one might be a tie. While attending a party at a friend’s house, Setphen Carty became angry when he felt his hosts were mocking his child. It’s worth noting that his child suffers from down syndrom. I have no idea if they were actually mocking his disabled child, but what I do know is Carty chose to deal with the perceived insult in a rather odd way. Rather than take the issue up with the people involved, he snuck into the room of their 20-month-old toddler and repeatedly punched the child until it threw up. Unfortunately for Mr. Carty, there was a video camera recording the assault.
Kids bully each other all the time. It’s an important part of life, and helped shape me into the pathetic little man I am today. But when an adult begins bullying children, a line has been crossed. When an adult bullies a child to the point where the kid goes off and hangs herself, it’s safe to say the previously mentioned line is nowhere to be found. Luckily, adults are responsible, and wouldn’t lower themselves to picking on children, right? Wrong. Meet Lori Drew, a woman who created a fake MySpace account in order to screw with one of her daughter’s classmates. Posing as a boy named “Josh,” Drew befriended 13-year-old Megan Meier. After a few weeks posing as a teenager, she began sending unkind messages to Meier, telling her that everyone in town hated her, and that the world would be a better place without her. Being a 13-year-old girl, Megan took it personally, and hanged herself. Unfortunately, Lori Drew has not followed suit.
Lee Aaron Moorer
Meet Lee Aaron Moorer, a fine young man, who like the Petkov’s, is from the Detroit area. Moore didn’t mock a dying girl, but he was convicted of raping his own grandmother. Now, technically, it was his step-grandma, but are we going to split hairs, here? He later begged his grandmother not to tell, and threatened to commit suicide if she went to police. To her credit, the grandmother didn’t give a damn, and now he’s serving 15 years in the big house. In her own words, "I just want him to be violated like he violated me. If he goes to jail, I hope they rape him. I hope they make him some body’s princess. I really do." Grandmas rule!
What’s worse than mocking a dying neighbor girl? Locking your own teenage daughter in a secret dungeon for 24 years and forcing her to give birth to seven incestuous children. It was a close call, especially since this guy is Austrian, and I’m grading on a curve. But the fact that he made her raise many of the children in the dungeon was the clincher that put Fritzl over the edge. Congrats, Jennifer and Scott. You’re not as bad as this dude.
Mocking dying children and incestuous rape are pretty bad, but screwing both David Letterman and Conan O’Brien out of "The Tonight Show" is unforgivable. Add “Jay Walking” to the mix, and we might have found someone who is worse than Hitler. But hey, my grandma likes him. Of course, she’s been dead since 2003.