The Daily Star reported that Ronnie McNutt, who worked at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, New Albany, killed himself in front of his computer on August 31.
There were unconfirmed reports that McNett had lost his job and had broken up with his girlfriend.
In the days that followed, the horrific footage has been shared on several social media platforms, including TickTalk, where it reportedly ended up on the video-sharing app’s “For You” trending homepage.
A flood of social media users have expressed their alarm for stumbling upon the clip and have warned others not to watch the bearded animal commit suicide.
“If you see this man on your FYP [For You page] According to the Daily Star, a user on Twitter said, “Please scroll right away, it is very gruesome and I suggest you stay away from Ticktock for some time.”
“I was scrolling to Ticktock and suddenly a video of a guy came out who killed himself with a gun and I’m seriously warning you not to watch it because it’s awful for IT and very The same is serious, so pls BE CAREFUL God damn shaking, “another user said.
Friends of the man also posted messages telling him of futile attempts to stop him from taking his own life.
“Please pray for Ronnie McNett’s family,” one wrote, according to The Sun.
“I tried, but apparently it was in no hurry to reach it,” said another.
The Daily Star reported that McNett was a member of The Celebration Church Tupelo, who confirmed his death on his Facebook page.
“In the midst of a sudden tragedy last night, we mourn with the McNaught family during this time, as our brother in Christ, Ronnie McNett, passed away,” he said.
“Ronnie will be missed by all who loved and knew him. He was very caring, committed, loyal, trustworthy and eccentric. He served his church faithfully and was loved by many.
“While the events surrounding his death were tragic, we believe in our Creator to believe that due to Ronnie’s confession and conversion as a believer in Christ Jesus, he is currently past our beloved Father . ”
The Mirror reported that Facebook said the gruesome video had been removed.
A Tiktok representative told the Daily Star, “Our systems are automatically detecting these materials and hoisting flags that violate our policies against content that promotes performance, praise, glory or suicide .
“We are banning accounts that try to upload clips repeatedly, and we applaud members of our community who have reported the content and others for respecting a person and their family Warned against watching, engaging or sharing such videos on any platform, ”the spokesperson said.
“If anyone in our community is struggling with or has concerns about suicidal thoughts, we encourage them to ask for support, and we provide access to the hotline directly from our app and our security center, “The representative said.