(Closed) Celebrity deaths on facebook

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@chouette:  Agreed. Everyone becomes a reporter all of a sudden. It does appear to be a race.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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 # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Pupperoni:  Wow! That was like the farthest from the truth. I wonder how they got that info?

Post # 10
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875 posts
Busy bee

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
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Bee Keeper
  • 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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sugarpea:  That is actually a perfect response.  I may have to steal it. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Celebrity: no.

 

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
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Bumble bee

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

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. 

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