Lamar Odom “Brothel Overdose” Photos Shamefully Published By RadarOnline And National Enquirer
As Lamar Odom clings to life, so-called “brothel overdose” photos were shamefully published on Monday night by RadarOnline and the National Enquirer.
RadarOnline’s headline announces, “‘Covered In Blood!’ Shocking Photos Of Lamar Odom’s Brothel Overdose Revealed — See The Disturbing Images.” Accompanying it is a gallery of multiple photos showing what the webloid deems a “gruesome scene.” Gossip Cop will NOT be re-posting the pictures, or even describing them.
While we have been reporting factual news about Odom’s medical emergency over the last week with caution and care, RadarOnline has consistently proven that it is only interested in sensationalism and exploitation, unable to muster up even a modicum of respect during this life-and-death situation. The difference is all the more apparent with the site’s latest move. It wasn’t designed as service journalism, whereby an outlet provides valuable information, but merely as a cash grab, a ploy to score clicks.
“In a bombshell exclusive, the National Enquirer obtained these photos and provided them to Radar — as well as to the local authorities, who will use them as crime scene evidence to aid with their continuing investigation into the incident,” writes RadarOnline, seemingly attempting to gloat about its supposed involvement in the police case. The honorable thing would’ve been to share them with law enforcement and then that’s it, not hand them over and then plaster them across the internet.
RadarOnline even adds, “For more chilling photos, pick up the latest issue of the National Enquirer on Wednesday!” That leaves little doubt as to the two publications’ motivations. Gossip Cop doesn’t expect either outlet to know honor or respect. These are, of course, the same publications that printed and posted the last photos of Bobbi Kristina Brown. But that doesn’t stop us from being disappointed and disgusted.