Thursday, September 30, 2010

NJ Student Kills Himself After Release of Sex Video

This is a sad situation, I feel horrible for this young man and his family.  Tyler Clementi, an 18 year old Rutgers student jumped from the George Washington bridge after his roommate, Dharun Ravi (18) and friend, Molly Wei (18)  released a sex video of him and another man on the internet.  Check the video below.

Before jumping, Clementi posted a status on FB that read "Jumping off the gw bridge sorry".  I will never understand how people think it's okay to do something like this.  Not only should you be concerned about what it would do to them, but does it ever cross their minds that these people could click and kill EVERYBODY (including them for doing something so cruel)? There are several lives ruined because Ravi thought it would be funny to broadcast something personal.  I wonder would he have done this if Tyler wasn't homosexual?  Days before his roommate jumped to his death Ravi updated Twitter saying "Roommate asked for the room till midnight, I went into Molly's room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay."  Why would he think that was funny?  Both Ravi and Wei have been arrested and charged with invasion of privacy and could face up to 5 years in jail.

I hate to see cases like this, it's hard enough for young people in the LGBT community without others adding to their pain and hardships.  After hearing of another gay teen that killed himself after being teased about his sexuality, Dan Savage and his husband started a campaign called "It Gets Better."  This campaign helps encourage young people that their struggle and pain does get easier to deal with.  Check MORE DISH to see a message from Ciara and LaLa for the "It Gets Better" campaign.



Jeneé Latrece said...

Wow this is just sad. And i'm almost certain that it wouldn't have gone this far if he was homosexual. He would have gotten bragging rights from his friends (if they even felt the need to tape it) and it would be the female who would have been devestated by something like this. I think it is ridiculous that someone would set out to embarrass another like this. It's really no one's busy what this man decided to do in his private intimate time!

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