Daily Prompt – Can’t Watch This

When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?

The most recent video I saw was a video of bombing victims in Gaza – particularly innocent children.

The video showed footage of dead bodies and parts of bodies laying on the ground, showing the grotesque and horrific impact that these bombings are having. Severed hands and feet laying out in the open, detailed enough to make out remnants of bone or tendons; footage of people who have had parts of their face or their skull blown off; dead children being brought into a hospital with severed limbs like legs; bone fragments severely piercing through the skin, and blood everywhere.

I have a bit of a tolerance for watching horrific footage, but this, this I just couldn’t handle. The video goes for about six minutes, but I simply couldn’t finish it because it was just that confronting and it was making me feel nauseous. This is the real side of what happens during bombings and war, and it’s this kind of footage that is never shown to the public – perhaps because it is just simply too confronting.


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