TikTok can't stop people uploading video of man shooting himself dead

A live stream of a man tragically taking his own life has been seen by countless social media users after TikTok has struggled to stop it from being reshared.

Ronnie McNutt, 33, filmed his own death live on Facebook while sat at home in front of a desk.

The TikTok app is now scrambling to remove any clips of the incident, which took place in Mississippi on August 31, which are being reposted on the video platform.

Ronnie was suffering with his mental health and had PTSD after serving in the Iraq War. He reportedly had recently lost his job and broken up with his girlfriend before he died.

‘He didn’t seem to be the same guy that left for Iraq once he exited the service,’ friend Josh Steen told Heavy.com.

‘I spent many a late night in our studio, via text message, and in person talking with him about life and his struggles.

‘Mental health issues are very very real, and I honestly think that there are a lot of people who struggle with all areas of mental illness who let it go untreated. Or treat it with other things, it seems.’

He said Ronnie had often gone on Facebook Live to ‘ramble’, but in this case, he was ‘incredibly drunk, and that plus his recent relationship issues led to the end result’.

He claims Facebook did not react quickly enough to remove the live stream – saying he reported the video while Ronnie was still alive, but it was not removed until around 1.30am.

Mr Steen says Ronnie died by suicide at 10.30pm the evening before.

One friend wrote: ‘Please say a prayer right now for the family of Ronnie McNutt. He just killed himself live on FB and I cannot unsee this.

‘I tried but apparently it wasn’t quick enough to reach him. I wasn’t quick enough. Dear God I wish I could have gotten to him.’

And some TikTok users have now reported the video has appeared on TikTok’s ‘For You’ trending homepage, after the footage has been reshared from various accounts despite being removed multiple times.

Social media users have warned people not to click on the video, saying they unintentionally watched the clip. The thumbnail of the video shows a bearded man with glasses speaking to someone on the phone.

Twitter user @sureteez wrote: ‘If you see this guy on your fyp on TikTok PLEASE SCROLL PAST IT! It’s a vid of a guy killing himself with a shotgun in the head, it’s VERY graphic so PLS DO NOT WATCH IT! Please stay safe.’

‘It just popped up on my fyp and I didn’t know what it was and I watched it and I almost had a panic attack from it,’ tweeted @cute_skeppy.

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