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What NOT to Share: Circulating Photos of Paul Walker’s Wrecked Face on Social Media

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Isang simpleng nanay na adik magbasa, adik magsulat at adik sa anak! Idol ko si Mother Theresa, kaboses ako dati ni Ate Shawie Cuneta (joke); maawain sa mga madudungis, siga sa mga taong nang-aapi, at lifecoach sa mga kabataan at mga magulang na walang ibang makausap, Ang simpleng motto ko in life: Cherish everyday (not just because it could be my last); kundi kasi, bukas iba na naman ang flavor ng buhay! Kaya namnaming maigi!

 

(Photo Credit:  guardianlv)

If speed one day kills me, don’t be sad because i was smiling. #PaulWalker (Photo Credit: guardianlv)

A close-up photo of  Paul Walker’s supposedly ‘wrecked face’ circulated on social media and earned different reactions.  While some reacted with shock and pity  instantaneously, there are those who questioned the validity of the photo.

So, is it true?  That gruesome photo which showed his face literally ‘almost’ cut in the middle?

NO.  NOT TRUE.  THAT’S NOT HIM.

Just some insensitive people who edited a photo to catch some ‘attention.’

There’s also another photo of him in a hospital setting, with plasters on his face and with a description that says the death hoax about him was dismissed because he is alive and well.    These false reports angered fans, but, well, it just proves his extreme popularity across the globe .

To analyze –  a car that crashed into an electric pole and a tree so strongly  and burst into flames couldn’t possibly produce a clear clean face.  That would be short of a miracle.

Coroner Ed Winters said the bodies of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were so badly burned it would surely take them days before they can be possibly identified.

This disclosed information supports some of the commenters’ point of view that ‘it can’t possibly be true because the photo shows a clear although ‘morbid’ representation of a heavily wounded man’s face and not a burned man as expected of the passengers of the car that went ablazed.”

Anyway, even if that was really Paul Walker’s wrecked bloody face there, we  should refrain from posting, liking, or sharing it.  It’s gruesome; it’s cruel to do so.  We also have minors on the net.  Aside from these reasons, Walker is an icon in the eyes of many.  He is an admirable man who goes out of his way to help people.  He even has his advocacy with a group for people who need help  and he was attending a charity event for Yolanda victims on that fateful day.

Let us remember him as this great handsome guy who gave us a wonderful time with the Fast and the Furious series among his other films.

 

The uploaders  and the sharers of those fotos are requested  to pay respect to the dead actor, his families and friends.

Let us learn to discern what NOT to post or share on the social media. 

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  • Alaric Hernaez

    it only proves that how ignorant these people are..

  • Mk Mercs
  • sassan

    It is so embarrassing most especially when you find the Filipino owned Fan pages share these unverified images. One of which had a caption that Paul Walker’s death was a hoax and the photo shows a blond guy with stitches on his face… alive! nakakahiya sa pamilya ng namatay… lalo na at nag effort sya makatulong sa Pinas… tapos tong mga kababayan natin ni di ma lang magdalawang isip mag post sa fan pages nila maka hakot lang ng likes comments and shares.

  • Sharing morbid images of the deceased is horrifying enough and disrespectful of the deceased and their relatives and altering the image to attract attention is beyond insensitive but outright cruel to the deceased and the family that want to remember their love ones in a positive light not the horrifying disrespectful altered image.

  • disqus_QPbG1VUHjB

    This case reminds me of our own, the late Doy Laurel. He loved to drive fast cars. Died in a crash.Guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles?

    • efriend

      Doy died in a car crash? That’s news to me. Please verify facts.

    • Rod Ponce del Rosario Jr.

      i was a kid then, but i believe the name was “doddie” or “dodjie” Laurel… Doy was the senator. 🙂

    • Rod Ponce del Rosario Jr.

      it was Arsenio “Dodjie” Laurel, brother of Doy Laurel, who died in Macau Grand Prix back in 1967. I was in the 2nd grade when it happened.

  • jun dela cruz

    Some people have yet to learn digital/cyber etiquette. RIP Paul Walker.

  • C|-|3Z VB

    Saw those pic but didn’t believe it, It weird cause I woke up a few minutes after the accident was posted and saw the video of the burning car… Can’t believe what happen to him… When I saw the fake photos I immediately pointed out how they are disrespecting him by showing such graphic and untrue photos of him… R.I.P Paul…. Imports All the way….

  • Nhomer Landicho

    a good man ,,needs a good respect,,,

  • Honey Missy

    Respect the dead.. My gosh posting his damaged face is an insult to Paul Walker even he is dead.. But mostly… Its heartbreaking…

  • Mira

    Respect the man…

    • Willie Lanzon

      Don’t know the intention of posting such picture, if indeed there is any. Let us show some respect & good discretion. Rest in peace Mr. Paul Walker!