It turns out Dan Bilzerian asked the police for a gun in order to assist them, before escaping from the scene.
Whether you like him or not, most people know who Dan Bilzerian is. He flooded social media with viral videos of himself with many hot girls, creating a ‘playboy’ image for himself.
And like with anything, with fame came the haters.
Well, recently, Dan Bilzerian became probably the first guy to be criticized from running away from a shooting.
Let’s be honest, if it was anyone else, they wouldn’t be called a ‘coward’. So even without any reasoning, it’s slightly unfair to abuse the guy for running from a lunatic with a gun…
Criticized by US veteran
Many people voiced their opinions that Dan Bilzerian is always ‘playing operator’ and is ‘tough when the cameras are on’, but criticized him from running away.
Here’s a US veteran’s twitter post, reacting to the incident below:
“This is why children shouldn’t classify heroes by their followers or their photos. @danbilzerian this is what kills me about people like you. 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 your not. People are dying, you’re running away not helping them and pretending it’s worthy of a video is disgusting.”
In fairness to the US veteran, Dan probably shouldn’t have recorded himself running away shouting ‘Saw some girl get shot in the face right next to me, her brains f****** hanging out.”
However, it’s still not really fair to expect an unarmed man to run at a crazy gun-wielding murderer…unless you’re Chuck Norris or Rambo.
Video emerges of Dan Bilzerian trying to help
Ultimately, Dan Bilzerian is someone who people love to hate. And this seems to be the case, after a video has emerged of him trying to assist the police at the Las Vegas massacre.
Even in the video of him escaping the scene, he stated that he was only leaving to pick up his gun.
Now, it turns out that there’s proof that he tried to help; in the video, Dan Bilzerian can be heard requesting police to provide him with a firearm, so he could assist them.
Although he didn’t quite graduate from US Navy Seal training, his videos on social media clearly demonstrate that he knows how to use a gun.
You can see the video below:
Dan Bilzerian’s Reaction
After all of the criticism, Dan fought back against the haters in a video on Instagram.
He asserts his disappointment at the criticism pointing towards him, claiming that it’s unfair that people called him a ‘p*ssy’ for not standing his ground with a guy with a machine gun.
He then takes the opportunity to criticize the media:
“This news is such a bunch of bullsh*t, they print whatever’s going to get the most clicks, which is sad because you guys can’t get the real deal anymore.
“They wanted an interview, but I wouldn’t give it to them, so they published some guys sitting behind a laptop trying to get their 5 minutes of fame instead.
“People are blogging about me while I’m delivering $8,000 worth of food and water in Vegas and going to hospitals.
“Just to be clear, the first thing I did after dropping those 2 girls off at the hospital, is I went and got my gun and went straight back and I was there for 3 f*cking hours.”
This isn’t a criticism of the police for not handing him a gun. They wouldn’t have known who anyone was in the dark madness of the tragic Las Vegas massacre, and they were hardly going to hand a stranger a gun.
However, it was probably unfair for people to criticise Dan Bilzerian in the first place.
Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to run away from a lunatic opening fire on hundreds of people, especially while being unarmed?
And as it turns out that Dan Bilzerian actually tried to help, the criticism towards him seems even more unfair. Especially after news emerged that he handed around $8,000 of food & water, and helped deliver people to hospital.
People love to hate the guy, and they probably have enough reasons why through his tirade of lavish social media videos.
But for running away from a mass shooting, is that really so ridiculous?