WATCH: Turkish Father Commits Suicide on Facebook Live Over Engagement
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WATCH: Turkish Father Commits Suicide on Facebook Live Over Engagement

WATCH: Turkish Father Commits Suicide on Facebook Live Over Engagement Screengrab via YouTube

A Turkish father committed suicide on Facebook Live after his daughter got engaged without his permission. The Gazete Vatan in Turkey reports that the man is named Ayhun Uzun, 54, from Kayseri, a city in the center of the country.

You can watch the shocking video here:

WARNING: Viewer Discretion Is Strongly Advised.

Reports from Turkey say that Uzun was upset about his daughter’s impending nuptials. Those reports say that his final words to the camera are, “Goodbye, I am leaving, take good care of yourselves.”

Ayhan Uzun Facebook page

Facebook/Ayhan Uzun

According to his Facebook page, Uzun was in an open relationship at the time of his death and is sexually interested in both men and women.

The Daily Mirror has translated Uzun’s rant as:

I am livestreaming tonight, and it is my will, I do not want the ones who put me in this position to attend my funeral. One my daughter’s happiest day (her engagement), they called me and said to me: “Father come have a treat.”

Nobody asked about me. Nobody treated me like a man. My father-in-law took my place and without having a right he approved my daughter’s wedding. Nobody said this girl’s father is alive. Though I would have waited for my daughter and family to say to me, “Come father, be with us.”

My wife called me and she told me. I said to her why didn’t you come and tell me, and she said, “We cannot make a personal visit to you…” Maybe some of you will this a show. I do not want anybody to go through this thing that I am going through.

The video shows family and friends frantically commenting on the livestream asking Uzun to not go through with his threat. Ultimately, he decides to take his own life.

In a statement to the New York Post about the video, a Facebook spokesperson said:

We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. We don’t allow the promotion of self-injury or suicide on Facebook. We want people to have a safe experience on Facebook and we work with organizations around the world to provide assistance for people in distress.

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t9p1

“and none of the people I hang with use Facebook!”

You think it’s believable to state that you hang with other humans? You’re a wacko Johnny!

JOHN MAYOR

FACEBOOK IS A FAUXIAL MEDIA TOOL
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A legislated TIME DELAY for this “FAUXIAL MEDIA” tool… and as is the case for radio broadcasts!… is in order here!
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I’m not impressed with “Facebook”!… whose creators would have us believe that it is a “socially organic creation” by our “organic society (i.e., our ‘unbranded society’!… that/ which ISN’T acting in the G-U-I-S-E, of being ‘organic’!)”! “Facebook” is a “KERDOS MEDIA TOOL”!… i.e., it is a “FOR PROFIT MEDIA TOOL” P-R-E-T-E-N-D-I-N-G to be a “socially created media tool”!… and a tool that we all should be paying attention to!
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I have NO INTENTION of using this FAUXIAL MEDIA TOOL… NOR CATERING TO ITS SUBSCRIBERS!… i.e., until: a) it’s based upon Free and Open Source Software (FOSSware); b) it adheres to A-L-L O-U-R Digital Human Rights; c) it is COST-FREE (given the said VITAL NATURE of its technoma… and so, should be available to a POOR SOUL, and not just to someone who subscribes to its “clique services”!– AND, A-T A P-R-I-C-E!); and d), it is given a more “user-friendly” name!
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I’ve lost track of the number of websites I’ve gone into wherein the Facebook plugin was being used, and there was either one lone Comment Posted, or there was none whatsoever! It got to the point, that if I saw the Facebook plugin’s face icon (i.e., the image of a wanna-be clogger with unkempt hair!), I would leave the site!
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But, of recent, I’ve been making a special effort to communicate my rationale for my disinterest re this Plugin to as many “Contact Us windows” as I can!… and, why websites should consider rethinking their respective approach to Blog Hosting!
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I don’t like, or use, Facebook!… and none of the people I hang with use Facebook! In fact, no acquaintance that I’ve met uses Facebook! And for me, that’s either an indication that I’m hanging with highly critical Facebook crowds, or that Facebook is not all that its hype suggests!
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Apart from its POOR RECORD on Digital Human Rights, it’s another case in point of a Hosting Service that obliges hurdles in order to participate in said “Public Discussions”, re “Publicly Posted” stories! And, I ask:… “For what reason?”
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In light of the abundant news stories concerning Facebook’s POOR RECORD on Digital Human Rights, why would I– SHOULD I!– hang with an “element of Comment Loggers/ Cloggers” who have: a) foresaken their CONSCIONABLE FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION b) foresaken Facebook’s accountability re Digital Human Rights c) potentially compromised anonymity as a consequence, and d) individually, and collectively entertained a spirit of utter indifference to the very means these have chosen to communicate their respective messages? In other words… and to paraphrase Aldous Huxley!… THE MEANS THESE HAVE CHOSEN, HAVE DETERMINED THE VERY NATURE OF THE “ENDS” THESE HAVE PURSUED!… I.E., THEIR RESPECTIVE “MESSAGES”! And!… to paraphrase Marshall McLuhan!… THE MEDIUM (THE “MEANS”!) HAS BECOME THE MESSAGE (THE “ENDS!)!
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Thanks!… but!… NO THANKS! Whether it’s CLOGGER STUPIDITY, or CALLOUS CLOGGERS, either way, their “MEANS OF COMMUNICATION” is a direct and indirect TAINTED COMMENT on the ENDS of their respective communications! And thus, MY participation in the Plugin, would TAINT M-Y ENDS/ message!… and, regardless of the story, or stories to be discussed! In other words, using Facebook… and regardless of any hosted blogs!… IS A NON-STARTER, F-O-R A-N-Y-O-N-E W-I-T-H A C-O-N-S-C-I-E-N-C-E!
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And despite the rare occasions wherein Facebook hosted sites may entertain dozens — or more!– of Cloggers’ Clogs, MY website association– at least!– is not based on supporting ARTIFICIALLY CREATED MASS HYSTERIA!… AND “CYBER CLUB LINEUPS”!… AT THE LATEST “CYBER CLUB OF THE WEEK”!

Signing in, on, or up, logging in, on, or up, becoming a member, registering, getting an account, securing a password, providing an email address, paying (yes, paying!), and otherwise obtaining a “cyber mark of the beast” in order to PUBLICLY COMMENT on stories in said PUBLIC SITES, is not only SOOOOO PASSE, such website practices breach the spirit of the words, in, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, by David Kaye… AND!… BREACH THE COMMON SENSE THAT C-O-N-S-C-I-O-N-A-B-L-E S-O-U-L-S BRING TO PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS! And further– and of recent!… and in addition to the said premature reporting of the deaths of sailors on the USS Fitzgerald!… sundry sites have made comment on the displaying by Facebook, of those in the commission of murder, and other acts of suicide! And therefore, these allowances by Facebook should give pause to sites, re their continued use of this “blog hosting service” and Plugin!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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