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Monday, December 20, 2010

Has South Africa not seen enough blood?


Not a day goes by in South Africa without us reading or hearing about some-or-other horrific crime. Gruesome pictures of raped and murdered victims covered in blood are often seen in the print-media and also on several blogs.


It never used to be like this! There was a time in this country when people still showed respect for the dead and wounded, but things have changed. Today it is not uncommon to see photographs of gruesome crimes scenes depicting the blood-soaked bodies of murdered victims, or blood smeared driveways, and blood splattered vehicles.

There is absolutely nothing hot or sexy about these pictures, but according to South Africa’s latest celebrity gossip magazine called, “Heat”, blood smeared human bodies are artistic, sexy and hot. Have we completely lost our minds? How can any sane-and-sober community allow a sleazy magazine to publish a picture of this nature under the present circumstances, and then place the mag On Sale in our shops?

Yes, I know they were trying to imitate the cover of another glossy magazine called, Rolling Stone, who used the stars from the hit show 'True Blood' to pose nude while covered in blood, but Heat’s simulation, and also their timing, is scandalous to say the least! And then they still have the nerve to call this appalling picture “the great visual moment of the year!” I’m sorry, it just does not cut in crime-ridden bloody South Africa – full stop!!!!!!

The sleazy story, including comments by shocked readers, can be read online at www.rapport.co.za (Afrikaans)

Ironically, one of the South African celebrities, Riaan Garforth-Venter (Die Nutsman) – posing on the right in the picture, was also a victim of crime earlier this month when armed men broke into his home. Click here to read the story how this man thanked the robberies for not blowing his brains away. You may also wish to view the article by Mike Smith - The Modern Metrosexual Afrikaner Male.

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