first published on October 6, 2017 by Funker
In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting that left 59 dead, and over 500 people wounded, Instagram personality Dan Bilzerian has come under fire on the internet. Shortly after the incident started, Bilzerian was seen in a Snapchat video running away from the gun fire shouting about how a woman just had her head blown off right in front of him.
Understandably, a lot of criticism immediately started coming towards Bilzerian, whose internet persona is based around being a rich macho tough guy. One of the most notable individuals to make a statement about Bilzerian’s actions was Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer. “A woman just got shot in the head and you are running away filming that’s not what operators do. Please stop trying to be someone you’re not,” Meyer said in a Facebook live video, “People are dying, you’re running away not helping them and pretending it’s worthy of a video is disgusting. This is why children shouldn’t classify heroes by their followers or their photos.”
Bilzerian responded to these comments almost immediately, stating that Dakota Meyer was “Just some retard Marine looking for his fifteen minutes of fame.” His biggest fans then took to the internet in his defense with pictures of Bilzerian wearing medical gloves in the aftermath of the massacre helping to cover the dead with sheets.
The video below however, was not mentioned by any of his fans defending his actions. It shows Bilzerian approaching a group of officers who are actively engaged with the shooter on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Instead of doing what any reasonable person should do during these tragic events, like getting the hell out of first-responder’s way, Bilzerian decides to have his camera guy follow him to the officer’s position where he asks one of them for a gun so he can assist in returning fire. The policeman, who is crouching behind a barrier for cover, shouts, “No, get the f*** away from me right now, I don’t know who the f*** you are. You know better than that.”