Justin Carter, the League of Legends player who made a sarcastic comment on Facebook that landed him in jail, is currently free on bail thanks to a generous anonymous donation of $US500,000. Today, Carter spoke with CNN about his case. He laments making the comment on Facebook, and warns that people should be careful of what they say online.
“I just want to make it clear that people should be very, very careful of what they say and it’s being recorded all the time if you say it on any website, anywhere,” Carter said. “And you can get in trouble for something that’s not something you should get in trouble for. And I just want people to be warned.”
His comments mainly refer to the fact that he said he was “going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.” The comment was allegedly followed up with “lol” and “jk” according to Carter’s father.
“It got taken out of context, and it’s been blown out of proportion,” Carter said when asked what he thought about the Facebook comment. He didn’t think his actions would end with him in jail.
If Carter is convicted, he could face up to 10 years in jail.