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originally posted by: continuousThunder
guys this is utterly ghoulish.
Chester struggled his entire life with substance abuse and suicidal thoughts - that's no secret, it's literally what his entire lyrical output is based in - and treating his tragic loss like some game, trying to tie it into this ridiculous quasi-political tug of war that has consumed so much of the social sphere of late, it's totally beyond the pale. i'm sickened.
sometimes, people fight their entire lives and lose, and that doesn't mean Hillary Clinton the boogeyman is behind it. it means more needs to be done for those in our communities struggling with these issues. it means we need more empathy.
a little respect would go a long way.
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: Diabolical1972
So his fan page posted at 3:22am on the 21st.
The AP tweeted at 2:42am on the 21st
And TMZ broke the story on the 20th..
So I don't see what you're trying to claim.
originally posted by: audubon
originally posted by: Diabolical1972
a reply to: prevenge
Finally someone back on topic. Why would his fanpage on facebook declare his death the day before his death? Did someone know something?
I should think that is caused by global timezone differences, which cause all sorts of confusion on a regular basis. There is no "Universal Internet Time" setting, and whenever a high-profile incident gets worldwide attention these timestamp discrepancies get noticed more than usual because people around the planet are talking at the same time, some of whom will still be living in 'yesterday' by someone else's clock.
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: SRPrime
Mods and staff should shut this thread down. Its extremely bad taste to even have made it or to even allow it to continue on.
originally posted by: JackSparrow17
I've really been a fan of Chester for a long time. Great musician. Though it is always tempting to claim "the illuminati killed him in a blood sacrifice," I enjoy using simple logic. Chester killed himself. There is no conspiracy.
Fame is like prison to some. There is tons of pressure, and some don't handle it well. Also, having close friends kill themselves would depress anyone. Listen to the lyrics in Minutes to Midnight. I hear it with a different filter now, and hear pain. I think he had been unhappy for quite some time.
I think the search for conspiracy every time a celebrity dies is pathetic. People die, and sometimes it's by their own hand. Sorry.
originally posted by: Kettu
Isn't this just another pizza-esque thread and not supposed to be allowed on the main ATS boards?
I'm just asking because it has all the same ingredients, a lot of the same people. How is this not just skating around the rules that the people in charge here set down already?
The more I read through this, the more I'm convinced this is a thinly veiled attempt to discuss pizzagate conspiracies.
Let's also think about this -- Chester was friends with Blink 182, in fact Blink 182 cancelled their "Blinkin Park" show because of Chester's death. I've seen some threads on here where a band member from Blink 182 has posted. I doubt he'd be very impressed with this entire dog and pony show.