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Luge Tragedy Video…Death Porn?

Luge Tragedy video…death porn? The luge tragedy video has become more viral than the Erin Andrews peephole video.  Everyone’s obsession with the death video is morbit, at best.  Shortly after the video was first introduced, it was pulled from YouTube.  Some claim that it was a copyright dispute, whereas initial reports pointed to the possibility that maybe Google has compassion that the news media does not.

The Providence, a Canadian newspaper, suggests that the luge tragedy video is nothing more than “death porn.”  After thinking about the implications, the phrase seems suitable for the situation.

What is porn? Well, traditional porn showcases sex acts.  It’s taboo- and something we aren’t supposed to sit around and watch. There’s a bit of shame involved with porn. It’s inappropriate to many, and those who crave it are looked down on.

Well, the luge tragedy video could be construed as a form of pornography. For some reason, people are intrigued with watching the footage again and again – even though it could be seen as inappriate.  Even though death is a taboo. There are those that call for it to be banned – or at least dropped from coverage.

What do you think about the luge tragedy video? Do you think it is “death porn” or do you think those are too strong of words for the video.

    45 Responses to “Luge Tragedy Video…Death Porn?”

    1. nounes says:

      first of all, i think for your valid opinion to be taken seriously, you need to use better grammar. i think that the general public’s opinion about this issue will lead them to want to see it and make their own minds up about this issue: whether it was a technically unsound luge track or just an Olympian’s fatal error in judgement (i mean to be entirely respectfully to Nodar Kumaritashvili’s family and friends). it’s not death po.rn (seeing the video of steve irwin’s death may fit into your classification better), only sheer curiosity over an occurrence that tragically ended in disaster but people still want to make their mind up about it.

    2. Spelling says:

      I second the grammar bit and why not use a spell check before publishing something on the Internet. I don’t see anything sexual in nature on this video, so I don’t think it constitutes as porn or “Death Porn”.

      It’s horrible what happened to the Georgian luger, but people want to see why the accident occurred. I watched the video and I think with all the money that was spent on this facility they should have installed better safety measures, such as a netting or fencing to keep the riders from flying outside the track.

      I think it’s a senseless death that could have been prevented.

    3. safety first says:

      i think indoor luge tracks should have covers on the top, or nets, or something. Putting a 90mph track next to a girder is flirting with death.

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