BROOKLYN HATER, DANGER TOURIST MILES ROUTLEDGE HELD CAPTIVE BY TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN
You may remember something about an idiot last fall, who said that Brooklyn was more dangerous than Afghanistan. If you’re like me, you probably moved right along and avoided the extra annoyance of having to be aware of another sensationalistic racist attention grabber. And while I’m still somewhat loathe to force you know more about him, it’s a worthwhile example of karma served cold. Well, now it is anyway. His name is Miles Routledge, and the self-proclaimed danger tourist from England is in some actual, real trouble. He’s being held by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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DANGER TOURIST ONCE SAID THAT BROOKLYN FELT WAY MORE DANGEROUS THAN AFGHANISTAN
So yes, Karma is a bitch when someone’s hubris forces her to act in the same lifetime, with a large audience. I except that is the point here. Danger Tourist Miles Routledge has done his best to make a name for himself chronicling his travels on YouTube. He first earned some notoriety by traveling to Afghanistan in 2021. Then a year later he earned some more by making some passive, racist talking points by saying how Brooklyn felt way more dangerous than Afghanistan. But Karma was listening! And she did not approve, not bit of this danger tourist Brit.
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DANGER TOURIST ONE OF 3 HELD BY TALIBAN SECRET POLICE, THEY’D RATHER BE IN BROOKLYN
And that could prove very hazardous for Routledge, as he went back to Afghanistan as a danger tourist. Reporting from Sky News says that he is now one of three British men that the Taliban are holding in custody. The other two are a charity medic, and another Brit who manages a hotel in Kabul. For whatever reason, the Taliban secret police have taken each of the 3 into custody in separate incidents and have held them since January. So far, none of the three have had any contact with their consulates for support and there’s not anything else known of their circumstance.
Now how’s that for earning your stripes as a danger tourist, Miles? I bet you’d rather be in Brooklyn right about now.