A war hero has slammed Instagram star Dan Bilzerian for his Snapchat video which shows him running from the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Dakota Meyer, who was awarded a Medal of Honor, has said the video is ‘disgusting’.
In the clip, posted to social media, Bilzerian can be seen running from the shooting saying ‘holy f*ck this girl just got shot in the f*cking head’.
Dan Bilzerian, running from shooter at concert near Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, says “a girl just got shot in the f*cking head.” pic.twitter.com/FaS0VfeF7I
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 2, 2017
Bilzerian is known on Instagram for displaying his extravagant lifestyle and large gun collection, but this video showed the 36-year-old in a more human moment.
In another video, he described grabbing a gun from his vehicle, but Bilzerian never returned to the scene of the attack.
Dakota Meyer responded to Bilzerian’s reactions to the attacks on Instagram. He said:
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and wounded over 500 after firing bullets into a festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort hotel.
The attack happened on Sunday night, and videos of the incident show crowds scattering and gunfire ringing out above the sound of cries of fear.
Sunday night’s shooting has gone down as the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, overtaking last year’s attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando where 49 people died.
As emergency services swarmed the area on Sunday, a police officer was among several people who were reported to have been shot as Jason Aldean, the American country music singer, performed on stage.
One witness told ABC news:
I was at the concert there and Jason Aldea was playing and it sounded like some fireworks going off and then I think that was the first volley and then all of a sudden there was this second volley.
My buddy was like ‘I just got hit’ and he got hit three times. People started diving for the ground and it just continued and it was pretty much chaotic and lots of people got hit.
It took a while to get him out, we had to get him over the fence and hiding under the stage to be safe and finally we had to move him because he had three chest wounds.
We got him out here and we got four people into the back of a truck but then we got turned around because there was an active shooter so we couldn’t go down that street.
We finally got an ambulance right across the street here and got two of the guys in and one guy ended up dying in my arms because he was bleeding.
My buddy got in there and we got three more people in that ambulance and I just got message my buddy is going to be okay.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 2, 2017
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