Clooney pleads with the viewers to save his life by buying the bad stock. He hoped this would reverse the downward spiral of the stock and recover the irate hostage holder’s losses. At first it appears the tactic works but then the stock begins to fall further.
Clooney’s viewers did not care if he lived. In fact they wanted to see him explode wearing the bomb vest. Sadly this is not fiction. People watch social media for the purpose of seeing others pain and destruction. There is little empathy, but lots of malice and envy.
The lesson is: Don’t think the people that watch or friend you care about you. Some are just waiting to see you fail. If you ask them to pray for you, their prayers are for you to fail not to succeed.