Chilean Miners Attacked with Fruit for Selling Out

Not long ago, the pot-smoking, hot dog-hating 33 rescued Chilean miners were national heroes. And rightfully so — they spent 69 days underground, not knowing if they'd make it out alive. But on Friday, as the miners inaugurated a museum and attended mass with Chile's president, protesters greeted them with rocks and fruit, according to the AP.

The miners are suing Chile's mine regulator for $17 million over safety violations, which doesn't even seem like a lot, and that apparently means these guys have sold out on some level. And while the protesters have legitimate demands — an end to the destruction of Chile's environment (good luck with that), public education overhaul and better salaries for miners — attacking these guys is how they go about getting their message out? Jeez.

[Image via AFP]