With everything that is wrong with the Vegas shooting, some of the public figures chiming in on the incident have selfishly made this about themselves.
Dan Bilzerian — the ‘King of Instagram’ — filmed on his Instagram page the moment the Stephen Paddock started shooting at the crowd, which featured him running away from the incident. The public did not take too kindly to his actions and was slammed for it.
58 people died in that shooting and Dakota Meyer — a Marine Corps veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient — called the social media celebrity a coward.
Blizerian, who tired and failed to get into the Navy SEALS, then hit back.
But the latest clip shows him coming back to the scene and begging a police officer for a weapon so he can shoot back at gunman Stephen Paddock, 64.
The video emerged as Bilzerian dubbed Dakota Meyer a ‘retard’ after the Medal of Honor winner called him a ‘coward’ for running.
In the new video, Bilzerian shows the officer his gun licence, but the cop tells him to go away as bursts of automatic gunfire go off in the distance.
The policeman, crouching behind a barrier, shouts: ‘No, get the f*** away from me right now, I don’t know who the f*** you are.’
In his initial post the social media star claimed, as he was running away, he saw a girl get ‘shot in the head’.
‘Holy f***, a girl just got shot in the f***ing head,’ he says, as he runs away. ‘This is so f***ing crazy.’
Dakota Meyer then accused the social media personality being a coward.
‘This is what kills me about people like you,’ Meyer wrote on Instagram, tagging Bilzerian.
‘Always playing “operator dress up” and so, so tough when the cameras are on.’
‘A woman just got shot in the head and you are running away filming that’s not what operators do. Please stop trying to be someone you’re not.
‘People are dying, you’re running away not helping them and pretending it’s worthy of a video is disgusting.
‘This is why children shouldn’t classify heroes by their followers or their photos.’
Bilzerian fired back saying: ‘So I wake up this morning and the news is talking s*** saying some Marine was saying that I was a p**** for running away and that I should have stood my ground when the guy was shooting at me with a machine gun.’
‘So, I mean if we follow that retard’s logic we’d probably have 600 dead if everyone stood their ground instead of running for cover.’
The King of Instagram then started slamming the media, before adding: ‘They publish some f****** guy’s account, sitting behind a laptop, typing, trying to get his five minutes of fame.
‘He’s there blogging about me while I’m f****** delivering 8,000lbs of food and water in Vegas and going to hospitals.
‘And just to be clear, the first f****** thing I did after we dropped those two girls off at the hospital was I went and got my gun and went straight f****** back there and I was there for three f****** hours.’
On Thursday night, former Navy SEAL and New York Times Bestselling Author Brandon Webb defended Meyer.
‘My friend @dakotameyer0317 ran towards the fight in Afghanistan and was awarded this Nations highest award for bravery and sacrifice. The #medalofhonor,’ he wrote, alongside a photo of Meyer.’
‘I would hope @danbilzerian, would have enough courage to engage him directly regarding his video running away from the Vegas shooting, as a man, rather than insult him blindly on a social media feed that has the best followers money can buy.’
‘I’ll stand by Dakota all day long, because he is a man of character and accomplishment of his own accord. And then the haters and cowards come I’ll stand back-to-back with Dakota next to the gates of Hell.’