But in the typical fashion of the vociferous online community, the angry accusers didn't stop to make sure they were coming at the right mom with their pitchforks.
That's right — a totally unrelated Michelle Gregg has been receiving angry messages from people who didn't bother to check if they had the right person before firing off a string of hateful threats and ill-wishes.
While the real Gregg reportedly deleted her social media presence after defending her actions on Facebook, the other Gregg changed her profile picture to a photo of herself with her son, with large letters:
On Saturday, the silverback gorilla was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after three-year-old Isiah Dickerson fell into the animal's enclosure.
Zoo director Thane Maynard explained that officials were concerned for the toddler's safety after the endangered animal began dragging him through the habitat, and defended the decision to put him down by arguing that tranquilizers don't go into effect immediately and would only make the large primate agitated.
Video of the scary situation has since surfaced on the internet, showing the endangered animal dragging the toddler through the habitat as he ran around, but other shots portrayed the primate behaving protectively towards the youngster.
And even famed primatologist Jane Goodall noticed that Harambe didn't seem to be acting violently.
On Monday, the Jane Goodall Institue released an email that the 82-year-old sent to Cincinnati Zoo's director Thane Maynard on Sunday, and the UK native revealed that she doesn't believe the gorilla had any intention of harming the toddler, writing:
Officials at the Cincinnati Zoo were forced to shoot and kill a rare 400-pound western lowland gorilla after a four-year-old boy climbed through a railing and fell into a moat in the animal's enclosure on Saturday.
The gorilla — named Harambe — wasn't directly attacking the child, but officials still felt that for the child's safety, it was the most important thing to take out the gorilla to save the little boy.
Harambe, who had turned seventeen years old on Friday, was dragging the boy around the enclosure, and officials believe that even though he wasn't attacking the child — and the gorilla encountered the kid through no fault of its own, of course — something bad could have happened.
Thayne Maynard, the zoo's director, told reporters that they interpreted Harambe's movements as threatening, saying:
"It's a sad day all around. They made a tough choice and they made the right choice, because they saved that little boy's life. It could have been very bad … all sorts of things could happen."
Social media users from all over snapped video of the incident, including some — that do not show the fatal shot being fired — below:
On Saturday, video was posted to YouTube showing a woman jumping into the tiger enclosure at the Toronto Zoo in order to retrieve a hat she had dropped — which, in and of itself, would have been crazy enough!
It gets even better, though, because not only was the tiger there and REALLY ready to hunt — a thin chain-link fence was all that separated woman and beast once she jumped in — but after the lady climbed back out of the enclosure, she got in a fight with other zoo guests over her actions!
Ch-ch-check it out (below), all going down from the initial jump into the enclosure, to two men loudly and repeatedly calling the woman a 'moron' for her actions because, well…
The pitcher and two other unidentified people were pronounced dead early Sunday after a Coast Guard patrol found a 33-foot boat overturned on a jetty about 3:30 a.m. local Miami time, according to Coast Guard Chief Nyxolyno Cangemi.
The accident is currently being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The Marlins, who were set to play the Atlanta Braves today, have canceled their game in light of the tragedy surrounding Fernandez (pictured above, left, laughing with an umpire during a game last week).
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):