It's not people finding him tasteless that caused this.. It's the guy who wrote it turning himself into the cops under the law that's there to protect from cyber bullying and trolling.. Sounds like he did it to protect himself from equally (or more) tasteless and irresponsible trolling.. All silliness that's got out of hand..
What are the cops to do when someone turns themself in (as the guy did from the article)?
In every non-trivial program there is at least one bug.