When Jail is Not Enough
Luka Magnotta thrives on fame and being in the public eye, and is willing to do anything to do it. The websites hosting his latest "stunt" — the murder of Jun Lin — will continue to give him that enjoyment until it’s taken down.
One of the most disturbing things I find about the Luka Magnotta case is not actually what this man did, but the fact that it is now being broadcast on-line to anybody — even a class of Grade 10 students.
We have always had perverts, sociopaths, psychopaths, murderers, and the like. What is new, today, is the Internet and social media. The ability for darker side of humanity to share their shadow with the rest of us. To create an audience, whether we like it or not, whether anonymously or publicly.
Luka Magnotta is an attention seeking, socially inept, and very troubled man. This man craves attention, for whatever reason, and his various publicity stunts including killing kittens, and a made-up relationship with Karla Homolka that he vehemently denies yet likely was the culprit behind the rumour. He’s been a porn star and has over 70 Facebook accounts.
Yes, we get it Mr. Magnotta, you like to be in the limelight and you’ll do anything — even murder your lover — to be in it.
However, the websites hosting his atrocious snuff film apparently doesn’t get it. Regardless of the pleas of the murdered man’s family and regardless of the atrocity of the crime committed in this film they continue to host it on-line.
Luka Magnotta may now be in custody but it doesn’t matter if he’s locked up for the rest of his life. As long as there are people amongst us willing to disrespect Jun Lin’s life by showing his death for entertainment value, Mr. Magnotta will have gotten exactly what he wanted — fame.