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The terrorist attacks in Paris shocked and horrified people everywhere, leaving them unsure of what to do or how to show their solidarity with the people of France. As it often does, social media life-puppeteer Facebook stepped in with an easily digestible solution: change your profile pic so it's gently filtered by the French flag.

After the success of previous filters, like the rainbow flag following the legalization of gay marriage, it makes sense that people would be comfortable with this expression of support and sadness. This letter to the editor published in The Brisbane Times outlines why it's maybe not a great message, actually. Written by a woman named Clair Doucy, the letter, titled "I mourn for France but I won't be changing my Facebook profile," starts by being clear about one thing. Clair really, really loves France:

Sources: The Brisbane Times