MIAMI (NEWSWATCH33) – Shawn Jackson, 22, of Miami died from severe self inflicted injuries as he attempted to do the viral social media trend, #DontJudgeChallenge.
Jackson was challenged by some of his social media friends to partake in the #DontJudgeChallenge yesterday evening. According to some who knew Jackson, he was a “pretty boy” who got all of the girls. A friend of his from Twitter sent him a direct message asking him to do the challenge to prove that looks are not everything. Jackson accepted the challenge but didn’t know what to do to make himself “ugly”. Jackson sent out a tweet to his followers asking for ideas to do the challenge. He received multiple replies, however one stood out. One of his followers told him to use battery acid on his face and that it would come off with cold water.
According to Jacksons’ girlfriend, Kelly Henderson, “I read the tweets people were sending my man and I got really concerned. I rushed to his house to try to convince him not to do it. He told me that he knew what he was doing and asked me if I would help him. I said no at first but then I felt bad not helping him out. He asked me to go to Auto Zone with him to purchase some battery acid. We went, picked it up, and returned back to his place.”
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