The term “Slane Girl” went viral on Monday after photos of a girl performing oral sex at an Eminem concert at Slane Castle in Ireland went viral. #SlaneGirl became a trending topic on Twitter, and while some people wondered who she was, others condemned her promiscuous act. Memes, photos and videos of the girl were taken and now the 17-year-old is “distraught” that the photos have circulated on the Web, according to the Mirror.
The schoolgirl wore denim shorts and a polka-dot T-shirt as she performed an intimate act on a male in broad daylight. The couple was soon dubbed “slanegirl” and “slaneboy.” The girl is supposedly so depressed and embarrassed over the images going viral that she has been sedated in the hospital.
More than 50 people were arrested at the Irish show, according to The Daily Dot, but none of them garnered as much attention as the teen who was photographed in performing the sexual act in the small Irish village. More than 80,000 people attended the concert, but the “Slane girl’s” bad decision is what made headlines.
The Daily Dot wrote that there are a few different photos of the girl circulating around the Internet. In one of them she is surrounded by a group of men and in another she is performing fellatio on a man who is entirely nude and wearing a neon green hat. He is pictured holding his hands victoriously in the air, and according to the news site, he was not been harassed or bullied the way the unidentified schoolgirl has.
According to the Mirror, a source told the Irish Sun: "This is a very sensitive matter and the girl's family are distraught,” and the insider added, "This is so out of character for her. She's currently very emotional and confused about the whole thing."
A spokesman for the police force in Ireland, which is also known as Gardaí, said: "Gardaí have spoken with the female involved and it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time.” He continued, "We would ask the media to respect the privacy of the people involved and their families."
Steps to block the photos on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have reportedly been taken. A representative from Twitter released the following statement and said it did not tolerate “child sexual exploitation.”
"When we are made aware of links to images of or content promoting child sexual exploitation they will be removed from the site without further notice and reported to The National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
"We permanently suspend accounts promoting or containing updates with links to child sexual exploitation."
Facebook said in a statement that it “takes safety incredibly seriously, and have worked hard for years to develop clear rules and powerful reporting tools that enable people to easily report things that make them uncomfortable".
There was a Twitter rumor that the unidentified girl committed suicide, but The Daily Dot revealed that it was not verified. #Slanegirl is already a meme on Know Your Meme and Twitter has continued to chirp about the incident.
Check out some of their posts below:
Imagine if #slanegirl was your daughter
— the story so dave (@ruckahz) August 21, 2013
— Lord Disick (@Ispeekbieberish) August 21, 2013
#slanegirl actually horrified at that picture.
— Oisin McConville (@OisinMcConville) August 19, 2013
All jokes aside whoever posted that picture of #slanegirl is a horrible horrible person...
— Laurie Perry (@_LauriePerry) August 18, 2013
I think everybody should leave #slanegirl alone, give her a chance to get her 'head' around things and let this thing 'blow' over
— SonBon Jovi (@SoniaNicGabhann) August 18, 2013
— Hayley rock (@HayleyRockss) August 18, 2013
Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....