I had been curious in a macabre kind of way but never really wanted to see a beheading. I'm not much for gory movies either though.
My childhood friend emailed me an untitled video of the Nick Berg decapitation. I don't know why he did it but it started a fight, which ended our friendship. I was caught off guard and absolutely mortified by it. And it kind of made me hate my friend for making me see it.
The point is, do we encourage this behavior by allowing our sense of morbid curiosity to take over and watch them? I know nobody wants to see bodies mangled in a gruesome car accident, but if we drive by one, we can't seem to help the urge to rubberneck for a view.
I haven't seen any of the recent beheadings of Americans by ISIS, nor do I wish too. And though I wouldn't judge anyone who did, is it a smart thing to do either for yourself psychologically or for the terror it's meant to instill? Or does it not really matter and would happen anyway?
Why you shouldn't click on nude celebrity photos or 'beheading porn' - LA Times