Crimes Influenced by popular fictional TV shows or movies
Everything happens for a reason. Popular culture is a seemingly benign phenomenon; however it turns out that some fragments of it can have a very strange influence on some people. Even a simple fiction TV show can lead to a series of brutal murders around the world. Here are some examples:
1 Catcher in the Rye
The classic novel was something that John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman, was holding on to besides his gun. Given that Chapman grew up in a problematic family, he was prone to drugs as a teenager. However, he quit drugs sometime later when he became religious. When John Lennon announced that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ, that fact changed Chapman’s life forever. As well as a friend’s book recommendation – “Catcher in the Rye”. He completely identified himself with the book protagonist – a man wondering the streets, unsatisfied of the entire world around him. He was angry with Lennon for the singer was preaching empty stories. Lennon said that people should have no possessions and yet he had millions. Chapman waited for Lennon in front of a hotel and shot him dead. He was just standing there, reading his book until the police arrived. He claimed that one part of him was Holden (the book protagonist) and the other part must be the Devil himself.