Latest Dead Migrant Photos Just Don’t Have That Certain ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’
IN scenes almost as harrowing as the death of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, but not quite, the washed-up bodies of 40 women and children failed to make the same impact, raising concerns that dead migrant photographs just don’t have that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that they used to.
Slowly losing their grip on Western heartstrings, thousands of refugees and migrants continue to make the dangerous sea journey from various locations to Greece and mainland Europe to seek asylum in northern Europe, despite the increasing number of drownings.
“It’s very hard to be continuously sympathetic when photographers take the same boring old pictures of dead children on a beach – it’s so last year,” social commentator Aidan Lynch explains while holding the latest gruesome pictures. “You can’t expect the public to be horrified twice about the same kind of thing.
“Photographers will have to do a lot better than this crap if they want to get a reaction,” he added.
Already being overshadowed by the killer virus, Zika, some refugees have resorted to placing their dead in humorous poses, in a bid to rile up some valuable attention from the international community.
“It’s a terrible thing to have to do, but sitting my dead 6-year-old up on the beach with a happy meal beside him was the only way we could get a photographer over to document our horrible ordeal,” stated Syrian father-of-none Sami Abadi. “Unfortunately, celebrities keep dying over the last month and the papers are full with more important news, so the picture was never published.”
In the latest tragedy on Saturday, a 17-meter boat carrying 120 people sank off the coast of Ayvacik, a town across from the Greek island of Lesvos. At least five of those dead are children while almost 40 dead bodies have been discovered. Turkey now hosts more than 3 million refugees, with about 2.5 million of them from Syria.