Uk news Video of man live-streaming own death causes outrage on Tik Tok and Facebook MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - App bosses are scrambling to remove the clip which shows extremely distressing footage of 33-year-old Ronnie McNutt shooting himself in the head at home while sat in front of a desk.
Breaking News ! Social media users were left horrified as a video circulated of a man tragically live-streaming his own death. The footage, which was originally shared on Facebook is being reshared on various social media platforms including Tik Tok. App bosses are scrambling to remove the clip which shows extremely distressing footage of 33-year-old Ronnie McNutt shooting himself in the head at home while sat in front of a desk. It was originally streamed on Facebook live but many Tik Tok users have said they have come across the horrifying footage on the app. Ronnie's friends have paid tribute to him online. One friend wrote: “Please say a prayer right now for the family of Ronnie McNutt. He just killed himself live on FB and I cannot unsee this. Read More Related Articles Get the latest Scottish news sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Rangers legend Gazza makes appeal for thieves to return late dad's belongings "I tried but apparently it wasn’t quick enough to reach him. I wasn’t quick enough. Dear God I wish I could have gotten to him.” Ronnie's death happened in Mississippi on August 31, with TikTok desperately now trying to remove any clips of the incident and banning anyone who re-uploads it. There are reports that the video appeared on TikTok's "For You" trending homepage, which would have made it harder to avoid the footage. Social media users have claimed they unintentionally saw the clip, and have warned others not to click on the thumbnail (which shows a bearded man with glasses speaking to someone on the phone), Daily Star reports. "If you see this guy on your FYP [For You page] please scroll up immediately, it's very gruesome and I highly suggest you stay away from TikTok for a while," one Twitter user said. "I was scrolling TikTok and suddenly there's a video of a guy that killed themselves with a shotgun and I am seriously warning you DO NOT watch it DO NOT SEARCH FOR IT because it's very terrifying and gory so pls BE CAREFUL god damn I'm shaking," another said.
. "Our systems have been automatically detecting and flagging these clips for violating our policies against content that displays, praises, glorifies, or promotes suicide.
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"We are banning accounts that repeatedly try to upload clips, and we appreciate our community members who've reported content and warned others against watching, engaging, or sharing such videos on any platform out of respect for the person and their family.
Ronnie McNutt blew his own head off while livestreaming on social media
"If anyone in our community is struggling with thoughts of suicide or concerned about someone who is, we encourage them to seek support, and we provide access to hotlines directly from our app and in our Safety Centre." Mr McNutt, a former Army veteran who served in Iraq, worked at a Toyota plant in Blue Springs, New Albany. There are unconfirmed reports that he had lost his job and broken up with his girlfriend before his suicide. He was a member of Celebration Church Tupelo, which confirmed his death in a post on its Facebook page on September 1.
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"In the midst of a sudden tragedy that occurred last night, we grieve with the McNutt Family during this time because passing of our brother in Christ, Ronnie McNutt," it said. "Ronnie will be missed by all who loved and knew him. He was very caring, committed, loyal, dependable, and eccentric. He served his church faithfully and was loved by many. "Although events surrounding his death were tragic, we take comfort in our Creator, believing that because of Ronnie's confession and conversion as a believer in Christ Jesus, he is currently before our loving Father." The church has launched an online fundraiser to raise money for Mr McNutt's family. For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.
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