I truly feel sorry for the man. You should be ashamed of yourself for not caring about someone feeling so guilty they off themself. You people are the true monsters. You people make me doubt humanity and morality. You people aren’t even human. I am pretty sure your families would be appalled and heartbroken to know this is how you feel. You make me sick. Anyone who thinks someone should kill themself and openly says so is the scum of the earth.
allow me to play you the words smallest Violin
I’m suppose to care that a white man felt guilty over a picture he took of of a child and animal waiting to pick at its body killed himself?
yeah, i’m not feeling too bad for dude.
Today, I saw a turtle in the middle of the road. I almost didn’t realize it was turtle until it was nearly too late. Luckily, I was able to avoid crushing the poor thing.
I pulled into my drive way, walked down the street in the rain to the turtle. I plucked it out of the street and carefully settled Turtle near some trees, several feet away from the road.
MOTHERFUCKER COULDN’T PICK A STARVING CHILD IN HIS ARMS AND DROP THE CAMERA?!
The ways in which whiteness must always center itself as the core of the universe, even in demanding sympathy as it engages in evil action. Oh, ok.
I never understood this Golden Rule of documenting real life (whether in pictures, documentary, journalism, etc) where the person capturing the moment/time/plight can’t lift a finger to help. That might make sense with watching animals in the wild but no way in fuck does it make sense when you’re documenting the suffering of another human being/human beings. Especially if you’re going to profit off of their suffering.
Even if he was determined to get the pic, what stopped him from picking that baby afterward to get them to a hospital?
I cannot suck my teeth hard or loud enough.
Put down the damn camera cunt
Oh my god are these actual fucking posts I am reading on tumblr
‘I don’t care that he committed suicide because he’s white/male’? Jesus christ. Is this what social justice has come to, where killing and death threats and suicide is ok as long as the victim is one of the ~evil white cismales~?
If I happened to snap a photo like this
and went back home and was suddenly famous
yeah I’d feel soul-crushing guilt too
you can’t always /just help/, you can’t feed a starving person /anything/ and I doubt he was a doctor, and it even says in the linked source article that the guy took the photo and chased the birds away - the child’s parents were grabbing food from a feeding centre nearby.
The dude later committed suicide because he had no money and he had people like you constantly sending him threats. But hey, no big, right? Just another evil white male gone from the world.
NO one should kill themselves, and those who do must be experiencing unimaginable amounts of emotional pain. Never, EVER say that about or to a person! And if I find out you’re tell people who they should kill themselves/are glad they killed themselves I will give you hell about it.
You people in the top comments make me sick. You know nothing of the world which you and I live in.
I almost guarantee that more than half the people who’ve commented on this image like the ones at the very top wouldn’t do what they said the photographer could have done. “He should’ve put the camera down and taken the child to a hospital!” Soooo if YOU were there instead of him, just you and no one else but that child and vulture, you would’ve gone over, picked him up, and taken him to a hospital? Easier said than done, my friends. There are many factors on why most people would just look on and/or walk away, me being one of them.
- These people don’t have enough money to keep their family fed. You think they have enough for hospital fees? Who’s to say there’s even a hospital in that area, and if there were, what could they do about it? Food, water, and other resources are very precious to these people, not to mention scarce. There wouldn’t be enough of the medical care these people need to go around. (it’s unfortunate, but a sad truth nonetheless)
- Disease. Some illnesses may not be contagious, but how would you know if it was or wasn’t? I regret to say that that would be one of the reasons why I wouldn’t directly aid this child. Going to GET help is another matter.
- Believe it or not, there IS a delicate balance to these things that, if not handled properly, could harbor some bad results. A lot of organizations travel to places like this to help with the growing sickness and starvation, but they don’t just hand out food willy nilly. That doesn’t benefit those people at all. It’d turn into an endless cycle of dependence on other countries to come and take care of them, as if they were children. So, what most organizations do is teach them how to grow their own produce, how to nurse the sick, and basically give them a good, solid standing on a new and improved lifestyle. Sure, it may not be much at first, but hopefully overtime this system will grow and perhaps the amount of death and suffering will dwindle just a bit. God knows any form of help like that would mean the world to these people.
I’m not trying to say that help was impossible for this poor child, but the attack on the photographer that I’ve seen from statements above is, in my opinion, very unjust and borderline ignorant. Helping those in third world countries is not always as simple as “go pick up the child and take them to the hospital”.
And yeah, the whole “I don’t care that this white guy killed himself over this photo” is also very disturbing to me. Are you even listening to yourselves? The fact that somebody compared how they moved a turtle out of the road so they wouldn’t run it over to this scenario is just… I have no words.
You are my hero… YOU WIN EVERYTHING!