Messy Mya was shot dead in New Orleans last night, but more sickening is the news that photos of his dead body have been circulated around the internet this morning.
One of a growing number of YouTube celebrities Messy Mya was gunned down after an apparent altercation last night and people quickly flocked to the scene. It is thought that mobile phones were used to take pictures which have since been spreading rapidly across the internet.
The 22-year-old comedian had been attending his girlfriend’s baby shower and was shot around 8pm. No motive has been determined as yet although various reports indicate he had been “busting someone’s balls”.
Rightly so, many news sites this morning are in uproar about the indignity Messy Mya must suffer, even in death, because heartless individuals have their own sensationalist agendas. By publishing those photos they have not only trivialised his death but also caused more pain for his family.
It is thought that the first pictures were linked on Twitter and were subsequently “retweeted” countless times. Twitter have since deleted the images from people’s home pages.
The internet is fairly well policed these days, unlike the early days when almost any information was available, US governors wish to see an even bigger increase in censorship through the Internet Blacklist bill. Citizens and voters are campaigning against the bill but with events like the death of Messy Mya it’s hard to argue against further censorship.
Whatever happens with the bill it won’t change that fact that Messy Mya and his family will have to suffer the ignominy of people gawking at pictures of his dead body for nothing more than entertainment.
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