I happened across a Youtube video that had Olivia Guidry's name in the title, so I watched it and I am still trying to figure out the point of the video.

As you may recall, Olivia Guidry was a nurse who worked in the emergency room at Oschner/Lafayette General who recently passed away. Within hours of her passing, social media users turned her death political by bringing up some of her old social media posts.

It was reported (or rumored, maybe) that Olivia's death was the result of COVID-19, and the old social media posts that were brought up touched on the subject of vaccinations. It appears that Olivia wasn't a fan of the coronavirus vaccine, and people were blasting her for her stance before the family even had the chance to properly mourn Olivia's passing.

Maybe it's the Libra in me, but I can see both sides of the "argument" that was taking place on social media: some people were saying that it was "too soon" to use Olivia's death to warn others about the dangers of the coronavirus and to get vaccinated; others were saying that it's never too soon to prevent another death. I guess it's all in the way it's presented.

The video that I happened upon features a computerized voice and images in the video that have nothing to do with Lafayette, Louisiana, or Olivia Guidry. A train station, a beach, a man listening to music - so many confusing images.

Who would make such a video, and why? What is the purpose?

Here's some of the audio transcribed from the video:

In the loving memory of Olivia Guidry, we are saddened to inform you that Olivia Guidry, a beloved and loyal friend, has passed away. Point Easy, via Youtube

The video opens with the above words, and the image on the screen is a couple embracing on a beach. There is no beach in Lafayette, Louisiana.

A unique soul with a great personality has an amazing sense of humor, diligent and caring. She always brought light to every room entered.

While these words are being spoken (by a computer, obv.), there is an image of a man with earbuds in his ears, eyes closed. Again, what does that image have to do with Olivia?

Wait: it gets worse.

And will be dearly missed by family, friends, and everyone.

I understand that she was an amazing, loving person, so the line about her being missed by her friends and family is spot-on. But, get this: in the video, as these words are being said, you see a man running at a train station, suitcase in tow. The man stops and throws his hand in the air because he just missed his train.

Did they just compare the feeling of missing a human being to that of missing a train? Really?

After seeing that I thought, "Well, at least it can't get any worse." Wrong.

Details of the circumstance surrounding our beloved, Olivia Guidry death is not public yet, we will share more as we learn.

It's not the English-as-a-second-language sentence composition that bothers me (really, who speaks this way?), it's the image they used at this part of the video: it's an image of a corpse. You can only see the feet, the rest is covered with a sheet. Hanging from the big toe on the left foot is a tag.


Why would someone make a video like this? The video isn't critical of Olivia, it's just that it seems insensitive to use 1) a computerized voice for this type of video; 2) images that are insensitive; 3) images that have nothing to do with Olivia Guidry; and 4) the death of an innocent person as a catalyst for whatever it is they are trying to accomplish.

Can you tell me why a video like this would be produced?


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