Famous Burning Monk Photo Gets Colorized [Pic]

Submitted by: f0rk0 6 years ago

You"re familiar with the haunting B&W Burning Monk photo, but here it is with color. Would you do this for your beliefs?
There are 76 comments:
Male 8
omg thats AWSOME!
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Male 103
chimmeychang is right. The buddhist and other people of that region have had trouble forever.
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Female 1,236
Horrifying. I wanted a Bud Lite.
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Male 6,694
Hey buddy. Got a lite?
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Male 684
actually i believe he was protesting the treatment of the Buddhist(majority) by the Roman Catholics(minority), not the war...
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Male 31
This was in Vietnam if you don`t know. Everyone givess up but this guy fights till the end.
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Male 342
I can`t even begin to imagine how any human being is able to pray or meditate so peacefully whilst burning alive.
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Male 698
This picture reminds me of the enemy or enemies that posted "tron-ified" shock img on tron-sector.com and trying to get me unbanned from tron-sector.com by threatening them with those "tron-ified" shock img
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Male 120
makes me want bacon
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Male 705
Haunting. Powerfully haunting.

...Where`d I put my RATM album?
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Male 537
Why would anyone ever want to see this in color?
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Female 5,222
>.<
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Male 988
binarystarr
reminds me of Good Morning Vietnam. "it`s so damn hot i just saw a bunch orange guys burst into flames"
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I lol`d so hard. So bad yet so funny.
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Male 2,388
theres a black and white video of a monk doing this doesnt even twitch. Nirvana not looking so bad now is it?
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Male 479
reminds me of Good Morning Vietnam. "it`s so damn hot i just saw a bunch orange guys burst into flames"
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Male 3,076
If I ever get banned from the internet then yes!!!
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Male 222
I love Rage Against the Machine (:
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Male 10,339
"Oh, and I WAS a draft dodger."

GTFO!
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Male 2,748
That`s... insane O.o
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Male 2,096
1958-60
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Male 2,096
Canada sent by the UN
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Male 2,096
Read your history rockstar. Canada was first in. Oh, and I WAS a draft dodger.
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Male 1
@handimanner

i suggest you get your facts straight, canada had no hand in the vietnam conflict, except in a political capacity.
unless you count taking in american draft dodgers.
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Male 2,096
He was demonstrating the violence. Indo-china (Vietnam) was a french colony before WW2. After the Vietnamese kicked out the Japanese they wanted their country back. France whined to the UN, sent in the Canadians (got asses kicked) UN whined to the US, please kill these people, they want to be free. US sacrifices 50,000 troops to kill 1,000,000 patriots.
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Male 1,678
Jeesh ... and I get upset when I burn my toast!
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Male 792
@raiin...really? Really? Really?!
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Male 37,888
the original photo is famous...but no one remembers what he was protesting....

I`d have to class the monk as a FAIL
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Male 2,402
@raiin responded:
why can`t Christians show there faith like that?

handys003 replied:
You mean like the ones who stick their hands in a box full of copperheads, cottonmouths, and rattlers/ Then pick them up and sing and dance drinking strychnine?

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Female 512
For those who don`t know what this was about, the monk in question (Thích Qu&#7843;ng &#272;&#7913;c) was protesting the persecution of Buddhists (who made up the majority of Vietnam at the time) by the South Vietnamese Diem regime. He wasn`t protesting the war as such. That he could sit there & not move a muscle or make a sound while he burned to death is not only horrifying & astounding but testiment to his strong beliefs. This photo (well...the original one) was widely credited with prompting JFK to remove American support for the Diem regime. It`s just a shame someone had to die in such a spectacular way to get their point across.
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Male 5,413
Damn that`s a great revamp!
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Male 3,061
want to listen to rage against the machine now
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Female 152
Raiin...
I think I am in love <3
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Male 491
HOTT!
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Male 2,033
I`m sure a lot of work went into this, but I have to say that it looks somehow fake. The original was much more powerful.


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Female 1,077
@raiin
i lol`d
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Female 293
why can`t Christians show there faith like that?
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Female 2,120
I don`t think buring yourself ever did any good for anybody.
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Male 10,339
"or this guy actually took the time to spread oil in an unnatural, but seemingly entirely meaningless pattern BEFORE setting himself on fire."

He poured like 5 gallons of gas on himself and set it alight. I`m sure it would have been very random.
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Female 11
RATM !
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Male 87
Rage against the machine
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Male 606
Thats real Faith for ya!
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Male 15,510
Ouch?
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Male 14,330
@greggpethers
Oh ya I didn`t think you were supporting that just saying Id rather blow up than burn eesshhh that`s nasty.
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Male 4
Q: would you do this for your beliefs?

A: yea, I`d burn a monk for my beliefs

All joking aside its a really powerful photo I think the color takes away from that.
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Male 1,184
I don`t remember the original image (I know I`ve seen it), but with the color added, the fire spread looks nearly impossible. Which means either it was an absolutely horrific coloring job and someone needs to go learn basic coloring (inside the lines anyone?), or this guy actually took the time to spread oil in an unnatural, but seemingly entirely meaningless pattern BEFORE setting himself on fire.
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Male 17
I couldnt set my whole body on fire

maybe a leg if i was just drunk, arm if i cared about why i was doing it
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Male 271
hmmm mcgovern and theend (both 81, weird eh?)

my point was that because of the suicide bombers in recent years, and the totally justified hatred they recieve (because its stupid, and wrong), it`s easy to forget that dying for your beliefs can be inspiring and powerful.

these days dying for your beliefs is seen as an extremist and militant act. but this guy advocated the opposite of militant behaviour. so much so that he was able to summon the strength and courage to do what we see in the photo.

I am not defending suicide bombers. sorry for confusion. and also, cool re-do of the photo je pense.
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Male 153
It looks pretty realistic to me, for some reason it helps appreciate it more when it`s in color.
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Female 7,832
Well, The colour does not look real ( well it isn`t real), but it certainly makes the photo worse. And for those saying `fake` and `shopped`- I really hope you are very young.
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Male 14,330
@greggpethers

Besides not hurting anyone else the difference is a suicide bomber if done correctly would kill them instantly not slowly burn to death so ya suicide bombing still is spineless.
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Female 452
I`m not sure that a monk setting himself on fire would convince me of anything.
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Male 57
roasting Monk-mallows over a campfire.
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Male 25,416
wow, thats brutal!
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Female 1,148
"I wish Fred Phelps would take a clue from this guy. "

:`D
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Female 2,674
I wish Fred Phelps would take a clue from this guy.


All joking aside: .........
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Female 595
The answer is no. What are you accomplishing?
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Male 2,868
@citizen_kane- I hope you`re joking.
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Male 2,121
@SHadowT1988 So what? Who cares where IAB gets stuff from? Do you really expect IAB to post original stuff?
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Male 92
@greggpethers ... the difference is he didn`t have to hurt others to make his point.
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Male 2,619
Dhalsim from Street Fighter
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Male 1,051
nearly flawless.
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Male 272
FAKE
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Male 271
the bad press suicide bombers get these days (totally deserved of course) really takes away from the power of an act such as this.

imagine caring about something this much, that you would burn yourself alive! it;s an incredibly powerful idea, and something that i honestly cant identify with... im just not comitted enough to anything. humbling stuff.
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Female 2,525
I like it better in black and white.
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Male 36,335
I`d set YOU on fire... then run like crazy!
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Male 352
It`s pretty incredible, protesting a war by setting yourself on fire and just sitting there letting yourself die. Nothing gets the message across quite like that.
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Male 243
Would I set a monk on fire for my beliefs? Hell yeah!
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Male 201
There is more hell on earth caused by intolerance than could exist after death.
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Male 1,548
colorization makes it look fake.
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Male 1,627
i love that blue on that car
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Male 978
shopped
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Male 2,441
Still pretty haunting. The video is just unreal.
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Male 586
Uhm, no.
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Male 233
this was on reddit yesterday....
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Female 293
nothing like setting yourself on fire and sending yourself to hell.
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Female 482
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