A gory TikTok some users are calling the “girl in bathroom” video went viral around June 4, 2021. Originally uploaded by @Mayenggo3, the video features an Asian girl dancing before cutting to a person being beheaded. When the video starting showing up in “For You” pages, users quickly took to social media to warn against watching the video and to urge others to report it.
Who got the link
— Iamspik (@Iamspik1) June 5, 2021
Although the original TikTok video has been removed and reuploads are being filtered by TikTok’s content moderation system, social media is still buzzing about the origins and story behind the beheading. Many have asked for links to the gory beheading (which is available on gore sites like goretoday.com) in response to warnings, prompting outrage and shock from fellow users.
YouTube Coverage and Common Misconceptions
Both outlets covering the viral video and users warning against it have mistakenly claimed that the girl dancing is the same person being beheaded. This may be due to the anchoring bias, poor filming quality of both videos, or the obscured facial features of the second person.
I’m on tiktok for less than a min and I just watched a girl get her head cut off 😐 pic.twitter.com/Ni1po0jfwh
— annoying bitch (@imnottorrian) June 4, 2021
One Distractify article speculates that it’s either a husband enraged by a cheating wife or a cartel-motivated murder. Another article by Heavy clarifies that the person murdered is actually male, as indicated by the two killers’ speech. They use Spanish words like “puto” or “Pillo”, which are typically reserved for males.
Contrary to reports on social media, Heavy’s translator, Juan D. Sanchez, said the men do not refer to a cartel. He said they said, “This is what’s going to happen to all sons of bitc***, sh**. Just like this whore, Pillo.”
In one YouTube update, Plagued Moth identified the beheaded person as 19-year-old José Rodolfo Bellucci Botello. Rodolfo Bellucci (also spelled as Rudolfo Bellucci) was a Mexican criminal known for assaulting businesses, robbing homes, and stealing cars. He started his criminal career at the age of 15, managing to evade capture or execution several times before his brutal murder in February of 2019.
Although originally from Iguala, Guerrero, he was murdered and his corpse scattered in Cuernavaca, Morelos. It was reported that his torso was found in “Paso Exprés in the direction of Vicente Guerrero Avenue, in the Maravillas neighborhood”, while his head and genitals were “in the Tabachin Street of the Bella Vista neighborhood, a few blocks from the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE)”.
Prior to being murdered, Bellucci was interrogated at gunpoint and supposedly confessed to being a part of a police-backed criminal group. The message left alongside his decapitated head and genitals further supports this:
“Commissioner, given that your team has not worked and, on the contrary, they only receive money from all the criminal groups, here we give you the clue of some of the groups that are extorting money and stealing cars in the city.
The name of the chief of this organization is Martin Garcia Arroyo aka El Pillo Alexis Daniel aka the child and this garbage Beyusi, his main contributors planning theft and extortion are Oscar Muñoz Sierra, aka black and Payan Rivas Saldivar aka El Rayan, who from the penalty handle all theft of vehicles and extortion are also to blame for the death of entrepreneur Carlos Erick Luna Tagle as well as many others.”
In Bellucci’s murder video, his killers warn that the same will happen to all local extortionists.
Videos of both the interrogation and subsequent beheading went viral when initially released in February 2019. Although taken down on most platforms, they are still available on Twitter user @GuerreroNotici1’s profile.
It’s unknown what connection(s) @Mayenggo3 has to Bellucci or their motive(s) behind uploading the bait-and-switch TikTok video.