While the viral story about a Miami man caught chewing on the face of a homeless gent may have been (extremely) interesting, it has no place on this site or any other similar, IMO. It’s a tragic, sad situation that was exploited for website “traffic.”
Although everyone has the right to report whatever they choose, “shameless” and “despicable” are the two words that come to my mind.
The story needs no introduction as a man – presumably on an illegal, designer street drug “bath salts” – was shot down after eating a homeless man’s face. It took multiple shots to bring the psycho down after he growled at police officers. The internet took off with stories and jokes about “zombies” and the “apocalypse.” This writer isn’t sure how a sad commentary on our country equals zombie apocalypse?
In fact, Richard Lawson at the Atlantic Wire puts it quite well “It’s a real, sad, terrible thing that happened. All those other catastrophes are real too. Stringing together a bunch of awful tragedies for the purpose of making a lazy listicle is so checked-out and blase and insensitive that it’s, well, kinda disgusting…Just maybe try not to be so excited that some poor man had his face chewed off by a naked drug addict who still had bits of flesh in his mouth when he was shot and killed.”
I have no issues with mainstream news reporting on this tragic incident, but watching it contort into entertainment, while some man is in the hospital suffering, makes me sick to my stomach. You can read a fantastic article about the real story at Jezebel.
Sure, we missed out on some crazy traffic, but this writer will stick to his ethics and live knowing that, we here at Bloody Disgusting, did the right thing by not reporting on it. FOR SHAME.