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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Twitter artist under fire for selling 'suicide candy' resin art


Article: A razor inside candy... Twitter enraged over 'suicide candy' sold for 9,500 won

Source: Joongang Ilbo via Nate

A resin artist posted 'suicide lollipops' for 9,500 won with a razor inside each of them. When netizens pointed out how wrong it was, the user took down the post and reasoned, "I wanted to help those with suicidal thoughts to feel a bit of happiness and delight in seeing these products. I won't make this mistake again with my work."

1. [+535, -8] This shouldn't be given a pass for being 'art', the artist should be jailed for aiding and abetting suicide. I don't care how greedy you are, this is just plain wrong.

2. [+311, -10] The fact of the matter is that Korea has ranked #1 for the past 13 years as the OECD country with the highest suicide rates. We briefly fell to #2 when Lithuania joined the OECD but even then, we're back at #1. When you look at the age ranges of our society, it shows that both youth and elderly alike are committing suicide at alarming rates. We are lacking in mental health campaigns and providing measures to help the impoverished communities due to the drastic wealth disparity no matter how flashy our society may look on the outside. As of recently, there have been more cases of entire families committing suicide together, and it's usually because of economic reasons.

3. [+62, -5] What's next? Hydrochloric acid juice?

4. [+9, -1] That's crazy... truly crazy!

5. [+8, -1] I wonder what they were thinking by making such a product?

6. [+8, -1] Too many people just don't know when they're crossing the line..

7. [+8, -1] They really expected someone suicidal to look at that and feel happiness? What a load of bull. The suicidal are usually people who are pressed into a corner to the point of mental breakdown. This idea is about as ridiculous as telling someone "you can accomplish anything with the bravery of suicide"

8. [+6, -1] You crazy fool... do you not even see how wrong you are?

9. [+6, -0] I'm very curious of how this person's brain works... sigh

10. [+5, -1] How is anyone supposed to feel delight in seeing this...? What a load of bull ㅡㅡ

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