The death metal band set to help a fan commit suicide ‘live’ on stage, saw their website die on Saturday night amid a rush of traffic. Billy Tourtelot, front man of the band in question, Hell On Earth, confirmed the gig went ahead, but did not know whether the suicide, planned for another location, had.
Hell On Earth claim that the stunt was to raise awareness for people’s ‘right to die’. However, a Florida judge said they could face up to fifteen years in jail for ‘assisted suicide’. UK campaigners joined in the widespread condemnation.
Julia Millington, from the ProLife Party, said: "It is absurd to equate death in such circumstances with the phrase 'dying with dignity'; it could hardly be less dignified. We cannot believe that fans would support this event, during which somebody will end his life. Has life become so cheap that people will actually watch someone die for entertainment?"
DiScuss: Cheap stunt to promote a shit band, or a serious gesture towards promoting human rights?