From the Daily Mail: “Social media reveals the privileged life of Elliot Rodger.”
Elliot Rodger often complained on his YouTube videos that his life wasn’t fair. But, his own social media presence reveals that the son of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger lived a life of privilege.
He posted several videos and pictures behind the wheel of his black BMW 328i, a luxury coupe with a starting price tag of nearly $40,000.
Rodger is believed to have killed six people in Santa Barbara on Friday night because he was frustrated that he was still a virgin at age 22.
But in 2012, he posted a YouTube video of his first class flight from London to Los Angeles. He flew Virgin Atlantic.
He posted pictures of a limo ride to Heathrow Airport, the meal he was served on his in-flight meal and even included a picture of his legs, lounging luxuriously in the roomy first class sleeper seat.
In London, according to his Facebook profile, he attended a private Katy Perry concert and was close enough to snap a photo of the ‘California Girls’ singer on his phone.
Rodger grew up in tony Woodland Hills, Los Angeles in a four bedroom, five bath home that is valued at just under $1million.
Peter Roger had nothing to give his son except vast sums of money: a 48,000 dollar BMW, first class tickets to a private Katy Perry concert. No God and no moral code above the vapid bumper sticker coexist ideology. His anti-Christian documentary Oh My God reveals his empty philosophy. According to MovieGuide it presents a “very strong humanist, anti-religious, and anti-Christian worldview overall, with a very strong politically correct view with light Communist overtone promoting multiculturalism…”
Wealth is a wonderful thing. It can buy a good education and even purchase leisure to spend time with family. But money is no substitute for spiritual and moral education of children.
And by the way, who gave this deranged young man the ideal that being a virgin at age 22 is a source of shame? Could it be the Hollywood in which his father and stepmother lived and moved and had their being? Certainly he neither saw nor heard anything at a Katy Perry concert which would do the slightest thing to disavow him of the notion that sexual attractiveness is the source of status and meaning.