We have seen more than our fair share of individuals using social media to gain attention and fame. People will share photos of cute pets and babies. This is normal.
Here’s what’s not so normal: 3 women who worked at the Bentley Senior Living Facility in Georgia allegedly filmed a 76-year-old stroke patient as she lay in bed slowly dying. They even entitled their film “The End.” It featured Jorden Lanah Bruce, 21, Mya Janai Moss, 21, and Lizeth Jocelyn Cervantes Ramirez, 19, smoking and cursing while ignoring the 76-year-old woman that they were instructed to watch until the hospice arrived, according to WSB-TV.
Social media: the death of humanity
It isn’t wise to blame social media for the ills of society or the senseless decisions that we humans make. Social media is used to share, communicate, and learn from one another in ways we just couldn’t before. But what happens when the line of decency is crossed simply because we want more attention, even if that attention comes from complete strangers?
The women that were hired to watch over elderly patients in the senior living facility were trusted by the patients and their families to do the right thing. They were hired as professionals who would treat the elderly with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, this trust was unfounded.
Although the three women were arrested on June 22nd and charged with exploiting an elderly and disabled person, they have yet to be convicted of the alleged offense.
Additionally, there was no report on whether or not the women were actually fired from the senior living facility or not. There was also no comment reported from the family members of the elderly victim, according to Fox News.