Nancy Grace is host of her own news show on HLN, and has caused controversy yet again, this time over use of the hashtag #ToiletBaby.
It all started with a segment about a woman who allegedly gave birth to a child in the restroom of a sports bar, and after suffocating the child, left it in the toilet.
To help drive Twitter discussion around the segment, Nancy Grace displayed the hashtag during her show (pictured above), and tweeted about it:
Cops say a young mom killed her newborn in a sport bar bathroom toilet. I’m taking your calls right now: 877-626-2901 #ToiletBaby
— Nancy Grace (@NancyGraceHLN) September 3, 2013
Nancy continued tweeting more details about the story with the hashtag, totaling nine tweets.
Here are what others had to say:
— Lucy (@Miss_Shredder) September 4, 2013
— BP (@orangesoder) September 4, 2013
— Derek Zietsma (@DerekZietsma) September 4, 2013
Nancy Grace is a perfect example of what’s wrong with the human race! #toiletbaby
— Beau Santus (@beaudozer03) September 4, 2013
However, not all Twitter users felt the same way. Several found it to be a good time to crack some jokes:
FRANK: I once found a #ToiletBaby ESTELLE: What person would have a baby in a toilet? It’s so unsanitary! [an uncomfortable George fidgets]
— Nick (@JucheMane) September 4, 2013
Coming soon to a theater near you, directed by Rob Zombie: #ToiletBaby
— Notorious H.A.G. (@nataliemiller) September 4, 2013
How do you make a dead baby float? Take your foot off of it’s head #toiletbaby
— Andy (@ajlemm) September 4, 2013
Hashtags are an increasingly popular way for TV shows to generate discussion, but in the case of #Toiletbaby started by Nancy Gracy, one might question where the line should be drawn.