The entire continent of North America is trying to make sense of the horrific shooting that took place in Canada’s capital last week. A Canadian solider named Cpl. Nathan Cirillo lost his life standing guard at Canada’s war memorial in Ottawa. Media from all over the world headed to Ottawa to cover the tragedy, including CNN‘s Anderson Cooper. A young aspiring Canadian journalist named Vandon Gene was reportedly at the scene working for Canada’s Sun News Network. For some reason Gene thought it was his chance to get a selfie with the popular U.S. news anchor. Cooper reportedly denied Gene’s request, which set Gene off. Gene reportedly took to Twitter bashing Cooper. Copper then responded putting the cub reporter in his place. HotMessFolder is making Vandon Gene our ‘Hot Mess of the Week’ for the week that was! It’s a hot mess he thought snapping celebrity pics was appropriate at a possible terrorism site. It’s also a hot mess that he was so arrogant to take the his beef public on social media. Did he think he would win in the court of public opinion? Maybe Gene thought a Twitter beef with Cooper would bring him some internet fame, raising his profile. Wrong! It made him look like an idiot, like someone with no common sense, never mind news judgement. It’s a pretty crappy start to a career as a journalist. It’s also a hot mess he didn’t see the error of his ways until after it was repeatedly pointed out to him by other members of the media. He subsequently sent out a series of apology tweets. It’s scary to think other young people like Vandon Gene might not see anything wrong with what he tried to do. This is the true hot mess in our culture!