Kobe Bryant’s wife is asking that the media not to show the horrific crash scene that killed her husband and daughter, as many prepare to cover the anniversary of their death.
Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to send a message to those outlets preparing new coverage on January 26, marking the anniversary of the deadly crash, and is asking that NO footage of the helicopter, crash scene, or wreckage be aired on any broadcast.
The message is simple — We don’t want to see It. Vanessa also included a lengthy message explaining the reasoning behind the request.
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“Dear Media, please be considerate when airing or posting remembrance footage. We ask that you do not air photos of the wreckage, helicopter in the air, or accident scene. We do NOT want to see it. Our year has been traumatic enough. You have thousands of photos and videos you can show beside footage of 1/26/20. We hope videos of remembrance are done in a classy and tasteful manner that is respectful to all our losses. Thank you,” Vanessa wrote.
As you can imagine, most news broadcasts generally include images of the wreckage while covering the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, especially on the anniversary of the accident.
Vanessa continued, “I want to thank everyone that has handled their media coverage respectfully. ♥️ To everyone else, please reconsider your “news story” and look at your footage through the eyes of their children, parents, spouse, siblings, and family. Celebrate their lives, not the day they lost them.”
The emotional plea came just days after Kobe’s wife opened up about the family’s current ‘grief’ over the deaths — and described to fans just how they are dealing with it at this point.
“Grief is a messed up cluster of emotions. One day you’re in the moment laughing and the next day you don’t feel like being alive,” she wrote.
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She continued, “I want to say this for people struggling with grief and heartbreaking loss. Find your reason to live. I know it’s hard. I look at my daughters and I try to push through that feeling for them. Death is guaranteed but living the rest of the day isn’t. Find your reason.”
As we reported, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi were killed in a helicopter crash while flying north of Los Angeles from Orange County for a youth basketball game. Since the incident, Vanessa has sued the helicopter company, accusing them of being negligent and flying in foggy, bad weather even after being warned it was dangerous. The case is ongoing.