Top 10 Most Shocking Moments of 2019

2019 has had a shocking start, so here are some things that shocked the world.
The Top Ten
1 Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Despicable. Absolutely appalled by this Islamophobia, and them thinking Jihad is terroism. A refugee who used himself as a human shield should signal refugees are not evil, and this fake news is just to get some extra dough in for the heartless and soulless businessmen. This is appalling and Islamopohobia should be placed on the level of Xenophobia, Homophobia or Transphobia. If I was allowed to use swear words, oh how I would. In addition, he didn't care. He is an appalling excuse for a human being, and that Christchurch is so severely affected makes me more angry, and that it shows a small % do, and those type of people are UKIP supporters.

This was a dark day for Christchurch. A series of shootings occurred at the mosques in Christchurch. I mean we believe in Jesus Christ & we should pray for him and respect him. Terrorism shows no love in religion or Christianity. 51 were killed, including 42 at the Al Noor Mosque, 7 at the Linwood Islamic Centre & 2 at the hospital. Truly sad day for Christchurch all because of man's will to do it & the corruption of our hearts & disrespect toward God.

What made this terrorist attack even worse is that he livestreamed it on Facebook Live and before shooting, he said "Remember lads, subscribe to Pewdiepie! "! This is one of the worst mass shootings and deadliest for Top 10 of all time. There were 3 other shooters as well. Everyone in Christchurch was in lock down until at least 6pm. I feel absolutely sorry for them and my deepest condolences go out to those affected, especially the Muslim community.

We (Kiwis) or New Zealanders, have never, ever even experienced such a major terrorist attack or mass shooting (massacre) similar to this/that before. On behalf of New Zealand, we would like to express our deepest sympathies and condolences to those families and friends who lost their true friends, relatives, and family members.

2 Sri Lanka Church and Hotel Bombings

The Christchurch shooting was motivated by Hate Speech but for the case of the Catholic Church being blown up by a Terrorist, it's motivated by persecution. Yes, 50 people have died in the horrific shooting in a mosque in New Zealand and some were lucky enough to made it out of the ordeal. They were compensated by many Muslim Leaders all over the world and even the Head of State (Queen Elizabeth) has demanded assistance for the victims of the shooting. In the aftermath of the Sri Lanka attacks, no western leader compensated the victims as well as to the families of the 300 deaths. Unfortunately, I hate to see that this Terrorist Attack hasn't been big.

This was TRULY shocking, 253 were KILLED in a series of bombings at Churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
Yet it happened on Easter Sunday.

This shows you how terrorism has messed up religion because they're trying to target religions, not to mention these religions are Christian, meaning the terrorism shows hate in Christ.
Not to mention they were suicide bombings, which involve suicide, and it was on EASTER!

Oh and it was 8 bombings, which was just unbelievable, and that's an understatement.

Never before has anything this deadly happened in a single moment from a man-made incident in 2019, and this was TRULY a shocking moment.

This was so much worse than the Christchurch mosque shootings or even the 2015 Paris attacks.

Sri Lanka is on the recovery of the shocking killings that probably are going to kill more than 275 people. The amount of injured people will mean some will get eventually fatal injuries. ISIS has claimed it was them who were responsible for it, with it being a possibility. This is showing just because they lost a lot of territory (all of it) does not mean they will not carry out attacks. It means those fighters will return, lie and cause, do and plan things like this. The way that the police handled it, and the fact it could have been prevented really is appalling work. The Prime Minister himself wasn't warned. They obviously need to get better workers. The attacks themselves were based on religion and to prevent Christian celebration, with Religious motivations being alarming.

And no BBC News, I don't care about how many Britons were killed, it's just the country that were born in, there's no need for such emphasis and obsession with it.

This should be ranked as number one because of the many lives that were lost in this horrific event. There was a huge attendance of churchgoers practising their faith until some dickhead who was a terrorist decided to blow up the place of worship which was a church, filled with more than 200 people. I can understand why the Christchurch Attacks were horrific because it was motivated by Fascism and Intolerance. Muslims don't deserve to be ridiculed or bullied so as Christians. A woman lost her wife and two kids in this tragedy as well as a husband who lost his love of life. Islamic Radicalisation has to stop. Christians are among the most persecuted group in the world given the fact that it's a popular belief, followed by Islam. Deaths of Christians are a good reason why religion is losing its beloved members.

3 Donald Trump's Govt. Shutdown

I don't typically like to express a political opinion, especially on sites where opinions are disrespected, but this is getting out of hand. I'm not going to say which way I'd vote, but this shutdown is causing major issues, such as travel delays, government employees quitting or leaving, and it's even prevented an airport from opening to commercial flights (Paine Field, Everett Wa.) If the president is going to throw a fit he should at least make it so that it doesn't affect people's every day lives.

What is even more shocking is the only reason we are in a shutdown right now is all thanks to Fox News, aka the only news channel Trump watches, because it is the only news channel that is supportive of him. They called him a pushover, which affected Trumps huge ego

Due to Donald Trump not being able to agree with the conditions on the "Appropriations Bill", the govt was temporarily shut-down before 2019 even started. As of today, (20-01-2019) the govt is still shutdown affecting the jobs of 800 govt employees.

There was another one similar to this in 2020, his reaction was like "Oh... Okay... Done this before... Horrible, but remain calm..." Love this guy!

4 2019 Women's March Cancelled for Being "Too White"

The Women's March rally that was supposed to happen in Humboldt County, California was canceled over concerns that it would be consisting of "overwhelmingly white" poplulation. They said that they were "lacking representation from several perspectives in our community & needed more outreach".

Honestly what's the point of Marching in the first place? It's just a waste of time holding signs and marching in the streets instead of doing something productive.

I get that they want to try to represent everybody, but I believe that if it's a women's March, they shouldn't worry about race. Just let them march.

Oh my gosh, race seriously doesn't matter, so how is this even shocking? Like, dude, come on.

5 Fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral

I want to take a moment to really say what an impact Notre Dame has had on world culture over the years. It is a symbol of the Middle Ages, Christianity, which is my religion. It has been through almost 900 years of war, including both world wars, and has stood tall and proud. The fact that it was taken down by just a fire after 900 years of standing is heartbreaking in a way. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Paris, a place of worship, a symbol of our past, is burning. It kind of struck me in a way I wouldn't have thought it would. I don't know what the future holds for Notre Dame, but I'd like to think of the impact it made on the world over the last few centuries.

The Notre Dame caught fire on April 15th, causing 900 years of history to be burned down in flames.

It was known that the cause was linked to human error.

Fortunately, not all of the building was destroyed and many bell towers were saved.
Yet many art relics survived too.

It was perhaps the most famous destruction of structure in the history of France, and a tragedy we won't ever forget.

It shocked the world like 9/11 did, and hopefully in the next 5 years, it's rebuilt.

Centuries of history, annihilated in hours. Think of how long this thing has been standing. The Cathedral was completed in 1345. It has been around World Wars, Kings and Queens, terror attacks, disasters, inventions. It was a monument to history, human achievement and art, and resistance, and then it just burnt to a crisp. Sure, nobody died, but it just crushed my soul to see so much burn away in just one day.

Damn that's actually saddening. I've never actually been there but to see such an iconic building in Christianity and an iconic French landmark be burned down is sad. I feel like a part of me is connected to that church just because of religion alone. Especially considering that it's been around for 900 years almost. I hope they rebuild it. They have to rebuild it.

6 2019 Women's March Organizer (Louis Farrakhan) Found to Have Said Misogynistic, Racist, Homophobic and Transphobic Comments

We have anti-semitic nutcases like Louis Farrakhan who want to spread hate across the world from his doctrine. He's not a nice man and he is definitely not a hero at all. He speaks for the radical Muslims and African Americans but he is against White people of course. This man shouldn't exist on this planet and he is the source of indoctrinating others to do bad things in this world.

Hear that people? This year's Women's March Organizer has himself said Misogynistic, Racist, Homophobic and Transphobic comments in the past. Moreover he has also been accused of involving in the assassination of Malcolm X, a prominent member of his own group. And Yet, this year's Women's March Leaders have refused to condemn any of his words.

They just can't get a good leader can they? no wonder they aren't organized.

Nothing wrong with it, he is a liberal democrat.

7 Mean Gene Okerlund Passes Away

Really sad. He was part of many wrestling fans' childhoods. He will be missed.

A truly legendary wrestler, died from a fall accident, breaking the millions of hearts of wrestling fans. R.I.P.

8 Virginia Beach Courthouse Shooting

I live just ten miles from the Municipal Center. This was workplace violence in which one apparently-fired employee wanted to enact revenge against those who work in the public utilities department. This is one of those moments when I realize that anything like this could happen close to where I live.

May 31, 2019

12 dead, 5 injured in a shooting at the Virginia Beach municipal center.
An employee who got fired got deranged and shot the workers to their death, making it a hate crime.
One of the deadliest shootings of 2019, and definitely the darkest day ever for Virginia Beach.

12 were killed & 5 were hurt. An employee wanted revenge after getting fired, which just shows hate & disrespect. Not to mention this was a hate crime. Dark day for Virginia.

Tragic moment, but not as bad as the other ones like the bombings of Sri Lanka or Christchurch Mosque Shootings.

9 Ethiopia Plane Crash

Apparently a submarine guy releasing a terrible version of sicko mode is worst than a plane crash that killed 157 people, why do people always get upset about something that is not even that bad or important?

There were no survivors. All 157 died in the crash & since then, all 737 MAX planes have been grounded.

On March 10, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board.

10 Houston Police Shooting

Don't tell me if this is about Balck Cruelty because I had enough of this s***!

The Contenders
11 2019 Measles Outbreak

This is why... you should vaccinate your kids, you idiot anti-vaxxers.

Vaccinate your kids before this happens.

12 Kathy Griffin calls Basketball's 3 Point Hand Sign a new Nazi symbol

In a latest now-deleted tweet, comedian Kathy Griffin shamed Highschool basketball players for showing the 3 point handsign, and called it the "new Nazi symbol". She apparently doesn't know the difference between a basketball 3 point handsign and the white supremacist hand gesture.

This is ridiculous. Come on, this is why celebrities shouldn't be involved in politics, especially since they confuse things way too much.

Have we become too sensitive?

13 Amazon Rainforest Wildfires

Dumb Brazil...they actually think burning down the Amazon Rainforest will help them? They're gonna sink their economy to an all time low and take the rest of the world with them.

To quote the great DiCaprio,
"(It's) Terrifying to think that the Amazon is the largest rain forest on the planet, creating 20% of the earth's oxygen, basically the lungs of the world, has been on fire and burning for the last 16 days running, with literally NO media coverage whatsoever! Why? "

The Amazon Rainforest has been burning down for weeks, and so little has been done to stop it. Where do we go from here?

Amazon Rainforest will disappear in 2098 if the bad shape will continue occur!

14 Disney Attempts Copyright Claim on a Fan-Film After Giving Consent

Disney only cares about money nowadays & won't make original stuff anymore, but nonsense garbage & copyrighted garbage. They've become copycats & are not entertaining true fans anymore, but milking in the money.

Star Wars Theory is a great YouTube channel. The guy is very passionate and he did an amazing job. Just more proof that big companies like Disney only care about money, even if they have billions already.

When they give you consent when you're asking for and they file you a lawsuit against you, they have a problem.

This shows that Disney/Bob Iger only cares about money these days Walt Disney is rolling in his grave.

15 UNC Charlotte Shooting

All my life until now, ever since my adolescence, I've seen shootings everywhere in the United States. Almost anywhere where innocent people are only going about their daily lives, some thoughtless shooter always has to hurt the lives of those people. I've seen it all on the news, but I've never thought it would happen to me. But as of recent times, now it did. I still couldn't believe it. In the late afternoon of April 30th when me and my entire college was preparing for our final exams, a shooter opened fire in a classroom and attempted to harm and take the lives of innocent students all across my campus. If not for the actions of one of the victims, Riley Howell, and the police officers and first responders who acted quickly to keep the situation from escalating, more lives would have been taken. Regardless, one thing stands. My own school and my own community, had now fallen victim to a tragic shooting. I want to let you all know that as long as me and my community live, we will ...more

Can't believe that a TopTenner goes to this college, and a shooting happened right there.

Another awful shooting. 2 killed, & shows hate, disrespect, & fear toward the community of schools & heartlessness toward people. Yet we need to stop the violence.

16 Gillette "Toxic Masculinity" Commercial

Okay look I get the message they were trying to send but what pisses me off about this ad the most is how it stereotypes all men as evil beings who don't know how to treat women. Seriously. I already know how to treat women right. Good job creating an ad capitalizing on stereotyping your customer base.

It's clear the commercial was trying to say that "not all men are like this and we need to show it", but the way it came off suggested it was trying to say "most men are like this and other men must stop it". I see where they were going, but boy did they mess up.

I just don't like stereotypes. No single person will truly fir I one comfortably, it's just an image that we're all trying to copy

They're owned by the same company that's owns Tide pods. They deserve the backlash and boycotts.

17 Ashley Massaro Passes Away
18 Boo the Dog's Death

Boo was an adorable dog. I was quite a fan (I have a stuffed animal of Boo as well as a photo book that I don't know where it is). His "brother"/playmate Buddy died in 2016.

Damn the whole world is mourning, so I don't even want to know what the owners must feel I wish them the best of luck.

He was an adorable dog. I even had a photo book of him. His "brother" Buddy died in 2016.

Boo was so sweet. RIP. Dogs should last as long as humans do.

19 Manowar Guitarist (Karl Logan) Arrested for Child Pornography

Karl Logan, the guitarist for the metal band Manowar was arrested for possessing child pornography and was charged with six counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor.

20 Pua Magasiva Passes Away
21 Death of Etika

One of the most horrific days for YouTube in 2019. Etika committed suicide from depression because he was stressed out from having to do YouTube & messed his mental & physical health, putting YouTubers at risk of problems. He not only killed himself, but he also hurt his family & fanbase & their hearts. It shows us depression is a thing we fear because of suicide, which is the worst day to die. He was 29 & had 800,000 subscribers. R.I.P.

Etika dies at 29. Then John Kirby dies at 79. 2019 is NOT a good year for Nintendo when it comes to important people.

Still doesn't feel real. I may just be a fan, but I miss him so much. RIP.

I couldn't believe a 12m subscriber streamer would be found DEAD so suddenly.

22 SunTrust Bank Shooting in Sebring Florida
23 Russi Taylor Passes Away

The voice of Minne Mouse & Martin Prince from the Simpsons passed away at 75. July is ending tragically. A truly tragic day for Disney. Minnie Mouse is dead. R.I.P.

24 Alex Salmond, Former First Minister of Scotland, Arrested for Attempted Rape
25 The Loud House Movie is Canceled

I'm not really into Nickelodeon as I was more into Disney, but this was heartbreaking for Nickelodeon fans, because they knew the Loud House is a new classic show that became a hit on the whole network.

You know what, I'll say it...

Good. Loud House is overrated anyway. Now to brace myself for hate comments..

Again, there was going to be a movie for this?

Postponed not canceled unfortunately.

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