Exploring History
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Exploring History

The Incel Myth that the Columbine Shooters Were ‘Bullied’

It’s time to stop justifying violence as revenge for unpopularity

Aerial image of Columbine High school from Wikimedia Commons

We’ve all heard the common mythology about the devastating 1999 high school shooting at Columbine.

Here’s how it goes: The shooters were unpopular at school. They were nerdy, shy loners who were bullied by the jocks. Girls rejected…

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Stephanie Leguichard

Stephanie Leguichard

Writer, editor, leftist activist. Endlessly fascinated by the complexities of human minds and cultures. Completing my MA in Anthropology. sleguichard@gmail.com