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A huge scandal is brewing on Instagram as users are trying to shut down the flow of images showing a popular blogger's murder as the social medium fails to delete the pictures. While the photos showing the teen girl's slit neck with certain hashtags are being uploaded, some Instagram users are trying to hide the malicious posts using the images of pink clouds and cute cat images tagging the victim's account. The Typical Student team learned what happened.
What Happened To The E-Girl?
Bianca Devins, 17, known under the Instagram handle @escty, was allegedly murdered by Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, on Sunday. After the alleged murder, he took photos of a girl's dead body and posted a terrifying image of her cut neck and bloodied face to his Instagram story, 4chan, and Discord. As told by Mashable, the Police believe Clark is Devins' boyfriend, however, according to a mutual friend, their relationship was "strictly platonic." Initially, the two met online, but it wasn't until about two months ago when they met in person for the first time.
The Dangers Of Orbiting
Bianca Devins was also known as an e-girl, young women subculture with large followings on TikTok, Tumblr, and Instagram. E-girls are known to blend gamer culture with the old-school emo aesthetics. After the alleged murder, Clark posted an image of Devins' body on Discord with a caption: “Sorry fuckers, you’re gonna have to find someone else to orbit.” Previously, we told you about the dating trends in 2019. Clark reportedly doxxed the girl by revealing her real name and home address to the group of followers who only knew her relatively anonymous online persona. As for the orbiting, the term was originally used to denote lurking on past dates' social media. Lately, the term "orbiting" has been used to describe men engaging with a woman's social media hoping to sleep with them.
Here's how the internet reacted to the horrible crime:
Instagram users are trying to hide the horrible photos of the murdered e-girl by posting cute pics with hashtags:
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