I didn't know who Akon is. Scratch that. I still don't know who he is, and can't really be bothered to Google either. But apparently the dude had said or done something against Buddhism/Buddhists. Nobody bothered, but now that he had decided it's cool to visit us islanders, seems some of the said islanders aren't really happy about it. To the point of wanting to kill the dude. I was baffled with a little bit of WTF-ness to go with it.
But then, a couple of days ago I saw one of my friends had joined one of the 174,566 'Kill Akon' or 'I hate Akon' FB groups and I proceeded to read the comments to it. Someone had asked what's going on to which the reply was, "I really don't know"! In an instant, even faster than one of these guys could shout Kill Akon, my WTF-ness was turned into a LOL-ness. You could even say it's a LMAO-ness or a ROFL-ness, if you like to be really dramatic, but that's not the point.
The point is, only a handful of morons really think that it is essential to kill the dude in order to preserve Buddhism in Sri Lanka, but there are many a thousand who's quite ready to succumb to their marketing strategies, if you will, just like my friend. But I don't think that it's really fair to generalize every Buddhist in SL branding them with words ranging from 'ignorant' to 'myopic' to even 'plain dumb'. It is no different from branding every Muslim a terrorist.
We live in a funny world don't we?