Post # 1
There is nothing more that I hate than scrolling through my news feed to see that a celebrity has passed away and the race to be the first person to post it amongst friends. I agree that the music business is in shock but I’m appalled that I have friends posting pictures of the ambulance and police responders on the scene. That’s just sick. Is this really what social media should be used for? Anyone agree with me??
Post # 3
I agree, I really hate when people seem to be so excited to announce the death of ANYONE, including celebrities. It’s more so that they can ‘be the first’ than it is that they feel any real sorrow…that’s at least how I feel.
Post # 4
@chouette: Agreed. Everyone becomes a reporter all of a sudden. It does appear to be a race.
Post # 5
Maybe I”m a bitch (probably) but all the shock/dismay at these situations annoys me in general. We know she died of an overdose (if I’m wrong about this then I”ll eat my words– but 95% chance that is it). I have a hard time getting too worked up over someone killing themselves.
Post # 6
I agree about the race thing. Obnoxious. I also almost always find out about celebrity deaths this way, including Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston.
Post # 7
I think this happens with texting sometimes too. I remember the day Michael Jackson died because I was taking a nap and when I woke up I had missed like 6 texts from friends telling me he’d died. It was like “OKAAAAAAY I get it!”
Post # 8
@CarolinaCola: When Michael Jackson died, I had texts from people saying he died in a fire. I was thinking why waste my time telling me stuff that clearly isn’t true.
Post # 9
@Pupperoni: Wow! That was like the farthest from the truth. I wonder how they got that info?
Post # 10
As someone who just happened to post a memory of Whitney’s music as it relates to my own life…and the lives of my friends who grew up with Whitney’s music and voice being a presence in our lives… I think it all depends on what you are posting. No one posted any graphic details on my page, and while I did find out from a friend on facebook, I didn’t mind, because it’s a shock… This is the voice that I remember as a young girl, while she had issues, I think everyone hoped for better things to happen in her future.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
When Steve Jobs died my dad’s friend picked a random name in the local obituaries and posted something along the lines of “Rest in Peace Rob Smith. Do I know who he is? No clue, but I bet I knew him as well as all of you knew Steve Jobs.”
I understand that people really look up to these celebrities, but I find it annoying to have RIP constantly popping up in my newsfeed.
Post # 12
@sugarpea: That is actually a perfect response. I may have to steal it.
Post # 13
@sugarpea: Great comment from your dad!
I don’t really mind the RIP responses. I don’t post about these things on FB but I did text one of my best friends immediately to say, “Whitney Houston!?”…
Post # 14
However, when a celebrated fellow athlete was injured and then succumbed to her injuries: I was glad to see the outpouring from my colleagues on FB.
Post # 15
@CorgiTales: I have to say, as a person that had her own father kill himself, your last comment is extremly rude and offensive.
“I have a hard time getting too worked up over someone killing themselves.”
You should be ashamed of yourself.
Post # 16
Quite frankly, I don’t care that Whitney Houston died. Thousands of people are dying from starvation, preventable disease, war, and just general human cruelty everyday but no one seems to want to post crying FB statuses about them. It drives me crazy when one celebrity dies and everyone freaks out. They are human too, yes, they die, some more tragically than others and some the world will miss more than others. But they are still just a person. Is it sad she died? Yes, but it should be sad when there are lots of other people (who didn’t do it themselves) die from things that are totally out of their control.