"internet girl" deletes her snapchat in an act of 'social media suicide'
Snapchat: Mudditchgirl91 star has committed social media suicide by deleting all her profiles.
If we thought peak internet had been reached when Bella McFadden and Alex Kazemi posted their real time short film / social media epic, Snapchat: Mudditchgirl91, then the reported social suicide of its star certainly goes one step further. "Goodbye cruel world. You got what you wanted," McFadden says, in character as Mudditchgirl91 in a Snapchat suicide note that has now been uploaded to Youtube. All Mudditchgirl91 social profiles were then deleted.
"You all loved her when she was alive and doing weird shit for you on camera, but now that she's dead, does she still matter?," director Alex Kazemi asked the world in an emailed statement. "Is she worth a headline? Is her suicide worth writing about? Is she just last week's news? Is she a digital artifact? A statistic? A digital ghost? Does her truth now require a #TRIGGERWARNING?," he continued.
Well, they've got their headline here, in a news story, so I guess that's one answer. But is this news? And is it art? Why should anyone care that someone deleted their Snapchat? Something doesn't feel right when you compare this stunt to the very real deaths being remembered across social media as part of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign, or Karen Ingala Smith's Counting Dead Women project.