The selfie death thread

Handsome Creepy Eel

Owl
Gold Member
Wasn't sure whether to post this here or in the Clown World or Coronavirus Lounge thread:

A woman in Turkey celebrates end of coronavirus lockdown by taking photos on the edge of a dangerous cliff, falls to death:

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During the walk, Olesya climbed over a safety fence in order to pose for a photo at the edge of a cliff with waterfalls in the background.

However, the woman slipped on the grass and lost her footing and fell to her death from the 115 ft cliff.

https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/worl...while-celebrating-end-of-lockdown/ar-BB13tfbn
 

unit414

Robin
May forum members and the communties protect their daughters from the materialism that drives this.

This was a very pretty and brave girl. Beyond that, she was presumably childless at age 32, narcissistic, an Instagram "influencer," and not working a real job or doing anything constructive, in my opinion. Very sad she got caught up in this "look at me" social media culture we have now, and put it ahead of more worthwhile (and safer) pursuits.
 

etwsake

Woodpecker
Gold Member

Chinese TikTok star Xiao Qiumei dies after falling 160 feet from a crane while recording a livestream video

Zahra Tayeb
Sun, July 25, 2021, 9:29 PM·2 min read


AsiaWire

Xiao Qiumei, an influencer from China, died after a fall. AsiaWire

  • Xiao Qiumei, an influencer who was popular on the Chinese version of TikTok, died after a fall.
  • The Sun reported that the 23-year-old was filming herself in a crane cabin when she fell.
  • Xiao was known for regularly sharing videos of her job as a crane operator on social media.
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Xiao Qiumei, an influencer from China, reportedly died after falling from a 160-foot tower crane while recording herself for a social media video in the city of Quzhou, China.
The Sun reported that the 23-year-old was speaking into a camera in what appears to be a crane cabin when she fell.
Footage obtained by the outlet shows the camera suddenly switched to blurry images of equipment flying past the lens.
The Sun reported that witnesses saw Xiao fall to the ground with her phone still in her hand on Tuesday 20 at around 5:40 p.m. when most of her co-workers went home.
Xiao was the mother of two children and a tower crane operator. According to the Sun, the family confirmed her death, stating that she fell as a result of a misstep.
She was well known on social media sites, including the Chinese version of TikTok, known as Douyin, for regularly sharing videos of her daily life and profession with a large amount of followers, according to the Sun and other outlets.
Earlier this month, an influencer from Hong Kong reportedly died after falling from a waterfall while taking a picture. While taking photos near the waterfall on the Tsing Dai stream, Sophia Cheung slipped and plunged into a 16-foot-deep pool, The Daily Mail reported.
A Mexican fitness influencer also recently died after undergoing a botched medical procedure to treat excessive underarm sweating, according to reports. She suffered from a cardiac arrest while being anaesthetized, the New York Post reported.


23 years old?? That's another senseless stupid death....but man....she looks like she's about 11 in that picture. I live in Asia and I still don't understand that insane fetish of filtering and photoshopping yourself to look like a strange alien child.

Still....narcissism run amok claims another victim. Man. I don't even think I could grow a beard yet at 23. That's still practically a kid. What a waste.
 

Garuda

Kingfisher

https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/south-asia/pakistan-independence-day-tiktok-assault-b1904538.html

“People were pushing and pulling me to the extent that they tore my clothes. Several people tried to help me but the crowd was too huge and they kept throwing me in the air,” she said, adding that her companions were also assaulted.

The unidentified persons assaulted us violently,” she said in her complaint, adding that her ring and earrings were “forcibly taken”, and her friend’s phone and identity card were snatched.

As the video was shared on social media, authorities and several renowned figures have expressed shock and anger over the incident, as they point out the issue of lack of women safety in Pakistan.
 
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