Well, 2019 just continues being the most 2019 year that ever 2019’d, and now we have a new entry into the lisr of “What the actual f**k is the matter with people?”
Twenty-three-year-old Brian Bellace of New Jersey went viral this past weekend after a video was posted to Snapchat of him drunkenly urinating on a public memorial to a local nine-year-old boy, Christian Clopp, who died of an inoperable brain tumor in 2012.
Bellace was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, lewdness and having an open alcoholic beverage in a park. The man who filmed the video was also charged with having an open alcoholic beverage in a park
In a heartwrenching post on Facebook, Christian’s father, Mark Clopp, addressed Bellace, saying:
“I hope it doesn’t take the heartache my family has lived through to open your eyes. Something is wrong in your life and you need to fix it.”
In view of news cameras, Bellace later apologized to Clopp, and said he didn’t remember doing the act. He also pledged to get help for his drinking problem.
Clopp, who must be some kind of saint or something, accepted Bellace’s apology and forgave him instead of mashing his face into a fine dust.
But Bellace’s father? Not so much.
Bruce Bellace, Brian’s father and the owner of local plumbing company Bruce Bellace Plumbing, has fired his son, who was wearing a t-shirt with the plumbing company’s logo at the time he pissed all over a dead child’s memorial.
As he told the Press of Atlantic City:
“I had to remove him from employment. We apologized to the family. … I’m sorry for his actions. I’m not proud of him.”
And on the internet, there’s certainly no love lost for Brian either.
That's low. You have to be a pretty shitty person to do something so evil.
— Corey Barrett (@CoreyVersho) May 20, 2019
This is so wrong. This man should be given a sentence to clean cancer wards for life.
— edward cihanowic (@whse1) May 20, 2019
Not enough apologies in the world to forgive a disrespectful act like that!
— john huber (@johnhub92033931) May 21, 2019
Here's to hoping for karma to kick in….
— Tom Talisman 🇭🇰 (@TalismanTom) May 20, 2019
Most hated on the internet: NJ man filmed urinating on memorial for 9 year old boy who died of brain cancer most hated on the internet https://t.co/I63ITLURWe #Daniel Flippen #Bryan Bellace #Christian Thomas Clopp
— Scallywagandvagabond (@ScallywagNYC) May 20, 2019
Just another POS. The dead boy’s father forgave him. Good for him. That was the right thing for him to do. I found this clown’s excuse inexcusable. May someone piss on his grave when he’s gone. What an a**hole. https://t.co/o0NPTJ3kDg
— biglove (@bigdaddybiglove) May 22, 2019
"I was intoxicated and don't remember a thing"
Folks, do you see him at all imbalanced? Did he trip, stumble or fall? Was he swaying as he was peeing on that young boys memorial? NO..
Thank you dad for firing his ass, don't ever hire him again, he's craphttps://t.co/MFujg2vvHF
— Din Ese #Achomlishments~djt🌊 📎 (@dinhi45) May 22, 2019
Dad Fires Son From Business For Urinating On Child Cancer Patient’s Memorial HE SHOULD HAVE FIRED AND PUT HIS FOOT STRAIGHT UP HIS DISGUSTING ASS TOO! https://t.co/TYh9kekZ0J
— The Truth (@0cd8bef6f7af48f) May 22, 2019
But plenty were also touched by the Clopp family’s willingness to forgive:
Shoutout to you for being the bigger person and refraining from turning their faces into beef patties. Nothing but respect to you and your family.
— Blaine (@bjohnson779) May 20, 2019
Although I don't know you or your brother, I'm sorry to hear that those awful people did that to your brothers final resting place. Please remember there are a lot more good people in the world than there are bad. May your brother continue to rest in peace.
— Vinny in honor of my beautiful doggy boy (@carrb75) May 20, 2019
A LOT to unpack here:
When you drink your innate personality comes out, these guys need help in that case.
The father is a POWER OF EXAMPLE with his take on it. Bless him.
— Americo Zeccardi (@RickyZee2018) May 20, 2019