TMZ doesn’t claim to be a beacon of journalistic integrity, but their latest offense may have crossed the line. The celebrity gossip and entertainment news website posted a video of the murder of Andre Lowe, a 19 year-old teenager from Los Angeles who was tragically shot and killed outside a Hollywood nightclub.
The article is accompanied by a callous, sensational write-up: “A man was shot dead outside a Hollywood nightclub early Sunday morning in the throes of a massive brawl… and our photog captured it all.”
His devastated family, including his uncle Jason Andrews, is petitioning for TMZ to remove the video though they have yet to respond.
Jason said via Ebony.com:
“These people have no regard for the loved ones affected by this tragedy. I understand freedom of press but the line has to be drawn somewhere… What they did is wrong and they need to be held accountable. No one wants to see their loved one in this position, having this event viewed by millions of strangers is disgusting.”