Zav Girl and Natasha Cooper, two true crime YouTubers, have come under fire for reportedly charging viewers to see graphic autopsy photographs of Gannon Stauch, an eleven-year-old boy whose stepmother is suspected in his murder. The disturbing disclosure has been widely condemned by internet users, who feel that profiting off someone else’s misery is fundamentally unethical.
Who is Zav Girl?
YouTuber ‘Zav Girl,’ who specializes in real crime, has come under fire for offering patrons autopsy photographs of a murdered Colorado youngster Gannon Stauch in exchange for donations. Zav girl allegedly obtained terrible images of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch, who was allegedly murdered in 2020 by his mother Leticia Stauch via a NewsNation correspondent named Brian Entin.
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YouTube personalities like Zav Girl and Natasha Cooper have built substantial fan bases by discussing and analyzing true crime stories. Zav Girl, whose channel has almost 92,000 members, says it serves as a forum for victims of terrible acts who are unable to speak for themselves.
She has a background in psychology and hopes to stimulate debate in order to expand her understanding of people. On the other hand, Natasha Cooper only has about 2,000 dedicated fans. Her channel raises awareness for and discusses, real crime cases, both solved and unsolved. She encourages “respectful differing opinions” and constructive dialogue between herself and her audience.
Both Zav Girl and Natasha Cooper use Patreon to provide premium content to their paying fans. After reports revealed that they used Gannon Stauch’s autopsy images for profit, however, they have received significant outrage.
Cooper’s update on Patreon, captured in widely shared screenshots, revealed that she planned to broadcast in real-time images from the crime scene and the autopsy of Gannon Stauch. According to the announcement, the live feed would be available to paying customers only.
You can also take a look at the below tweets posted by people regarding Zav Girl hosting a video for Gannon Stauch’s autopsy photos:
Idk what’s worse – #ZavGirl hosting a paid live for members to view a child murder victims autopsy pics or those that paid to watch and make comments like this. I hope #GannonStauch family sues the 💩 out of you. #victimsrights pic.twitter.com/hLMcrOMPhk
— Lana Westbrook 🫐 (@hey_itsmelana) July 9, 2023
.@Patreon Your creator “Zav Girl” is showing autopsy pics of a murdered CHILD #GannonStauch, including his genitals, on your platform, behind a paywall.
Please, suspend the account.
(Same for you, @TeamYouTube; Stop this morbid, damaging, unethical exploitation.) pic.twitter.com/CJ7nsYpdTR
— Sensatiable (@Sensatiable) July 9, 2023
A line has been crossed. This is vile. Gannon Stauch was 11 years old when he was murdered. He was a child. There’s nothing to be gained by this person showing these pictures – this is not about education. This is about profiting from a child’s murder #GannonStauch pic.twitter.com/Y1lirhey3G
— Real Crime Profile (@realcrimeprofil) July 9, 2023
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