There is no shortage of words to describe the actions of Luka Magnotta, the man who allegedly killed and dismembered Jun Lin in Montreal then mailed the body parts across the country.
What adds fuel to the fire is the fact this is a man obsessed with his own headlines.
He appears to love the attention.
He is known on the internet for his porno exploits, allegedly killing kittens and now humans.
When spotted at an internet café in Berlin before capture, he was reading his own news stories.
Magnotta is a psycho path, and like most that kill, commands and craves the attention his crime brings.
Simply put, he’s enjoying his 15 minutes of fame.
And from that stand point, is he any different than those who do the same every day in the shallow waters of social media?
Whether it’s posting a riot or demonstration they’re participating in, a good old fashion Vancouver playoff celebration, or even someone barfing at a party, it’s all about recognition for those who rarely get any.
Remove the killing, and is Magnotta any different?
He’s just another 21st century man looking for his 15 minutes.
Just so happens, very sadly, he had to kill a guy to get his.
I’m Scott Thompson.
Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show
-No bags in T.O.
-China interest rates
-BLOG – Magnotta gets his 15 minutes
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