They have a name…. so give them a voice!
This past weekend, another family suffered the loss of a loved one to a gunshot.
Anthony Michael Barre, also known as “Messy Mya”, a YouTube Comedian who was making a name for himself, was celebrating at his girlfriend’s baby shower. While leaving the baby shower, he was killed by a single bullet.
Headlines of shootings, violence, and death are so common, that hearing news like that makes no difference to most hearing it. What made Messy Mya’s death so controversial? A photograph.
People at the event took pictures of Messy Mya as he lay in a pool of his blood. Within minutes, these pictures were all over Twitter and soon, all over the internet. Global Grind posted the picture up on their website, stirring up commotion between celebrities such as Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons. Many people believe that having pictures of the deceased in that state is hurtful and disrespectful. I beg to differ.