A luxurious villa with three garages, five entertainment areas, a swimming pool and a hot tub, situated in the exclusive neighborhood of Silver Woods, on the outskirts of Pretoria. Who does not dream of a house like this? Fantastic, many of you might think; perfect for parties – consider those who rented it. Too bad that this very house was the scene of a brutal murder. In fact the villa belongs to Oscar Pistorius, convicted for manslaughter by the Judge Thokozile Masipa, for having killed his ex-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
In a video posted on YouTube by the two new tenants, young South Africans, make a tour of the house pointing out that this is “definitely a home for holidays.” “Oscar built it for entertainment. ‘Hot’ girls would be eager to come over,” says one of them while the other adds that it is going to be much fun every week.
It looks like the two young men bet on the house, rather than on their merits and social skills to impress girl. But exploiting a house, where in the past was committed a crime, is lack of respect towards the victim and her family. Exploiting the misfortunes of others in order to become famous is a sign of superficiality, which denotes how at present matters only appearance. Even if it hurts the feelings of the others.