Source- A suicidal woman in Shenyang last Wednesday leaped from a 10th-floor window after being encouraged to jump by crowds of residents who'd gathered below.
According to ET Today, the baying crowd did not call the police, but instead called their friends over to witness the scene together, saying "Come and see this suicide reality show! So exciting!".
"Jump quickly! I'm so tired of waiting," one of them urged while whistling.
The woman, who was half-naked, jumped from the building and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Online, the story drew condemnation from web users, one of whom questioned: "If she were your mother or sister, would you still do the same?"
If I were someone that had a close personal friend or relative that passed away from suicide I would turn back now...like, right now...because this take is comin' in hot.
Round of applause for the morally flexible crew of people urging a woman to swan dive 10 stories to her death! It's easy to say "if you're going to do, just do it". It's a lot more difficult to be the person in public screaming it at a half naked woman sitting on her window ledge. I'm going to be honest, I think we need to take lessons from these people. There are far too many people out there casually threatening suicide. Just look at every movie for like the last 50 years. It's just a whole bunch of people looking for attention that are begging to get talked off the ledge. Well, you know what, the only way to limit people from causing a scene in public is by letting them know that they run the risk of being taunted off the side of a building by doing so. I think attempting suicide should be like stand-up comedy, if you want to step up to the mic in a public forum you have to understand that getting booed off stage is a very real possibility.
It's not like there aren't plenty of ways to take your own life from behind closed doors. The average person has enough problems of their own without dealing with a stranger 10 stories up looking for a shoulder to cry on. What the hell do we care? The herd needs to be thinned anyway. I obviously wouldn't feel the same if it was my mother or sister, but I am not responsible for the well being of EVERYONE'S mother and sister. We aren't doing these people a favor by extending a welcoming hand. We should be instigating to find out their legitimacy. If you are able to stand on a window sill and have a group of people heckle you and you still don't want to die then you probably really aren't all that suicidal. On the other hand, If you can be convinced to plummet to your demise than you probably weren't mentally strong enough to live much longer anyway. If we keep coddling these people we just enable them to do it again every time they are having a bad day. Sometimes people just need a little metaphorical shove to achieve what's best for them, even if what's best for them is an early grave.
P.S. I get the mental image of a Shenyangan version of myself screaming "you won't" and "proooove it" and it's simultaneously making me laugh and feel shame.