Why oh why do people have to kill themselves?!
MBC Sports News anchorwoman Song Ji Sun committed suicide by jumping off the 19th floor of her building. Though she was rushed to the hospital, she was pronounced dead on the scene.
There were rumors of her possible suicide attempt since a week ago, and I had seen it in the news before but didn’t think much of it. I thought it was going to be one of those “false alarms” like what happened with Duke’s Kim Ji Hoon’s wife. However, Song Ji Sun really acted on it.
About a week ago she had tweeted that she was in a relationship with baseball player Im Tae Hoon for the past year and a half, but then he denied this publicly. She received a lot of backlash and nasty comments online, while continuing to post up about her heartache and suffering. The rumors finally got to her and she ended her life. While it appears to be a suicide, there has been no note left behind.
She did leave several messages behind; on the 21st, she posted:
“I am steering clear of the internet lately. My words… I am so sorry. I’m not that good with computers so I don’t know how to delete my account. I’d first like to tweet my apology. I’m so sorry, but really, my Cyworld isn’t the truth. I’ll reveal the truth soon.” – via Allkpop
Her death has sent her department at MBC news in total shock, and they held an emergency meeting about it since her program was to be affected. Her family is also in disbelief over the news. The family hasn’t made a formal statement about their daughter’s death yet, and a blood autopsy is currently being done. It was concluded that died from the fractures to her skull. A private funeral is to be held for the anchorwoman.
Rest in peace.
On a cynical note – see, this is the power of social media, Internet, and netizens. Words – spoken or written – have a profound effect on people, and it’s easy to forget that there are actually people on the other side of the screen. Comments and words can easily influence people, hurt people, and cheer people up.
Sources: allkpop, star news, nate, naver