Originally posted by lacrimaererum
A human being dies. You want sympathy.
I didn't mention sympathy anywhere in my post?
I didn't say I was upset or personally affected by this at all?
But when I check a thread talking about someone who is dead to read comments like "Good, shouldn't do crack" and "Serves her right, bitch" and
absolute crap like that... I just can't fathom what goes through these people's minds.
Where is the compassion?
Have a bit a respect that somebody has died and save the crass comments for another time.
Did you know Witney? Its just you came to a public website and this thread to share your sympathy and I am wondering did you know her personally?
No I didn't.... what are you talking about?
I didn't share sympathy? my post was aimed at some of the members who have posted nasty, disrespectful and crass comments about a woman who has just
Whether this woman was Whitney Houston or Janice from down the street... It's irrelevant... have some decency and respect for your fellow human
(this is not aimed at you BTW, just generally venting)
There is kids pretty much dying every moment every day of starvation on this planet.
There "are" kids dying every second, not every minute.... millions a year....
How that's relevant to this topic I fail to see....
You don't know me or what I do or what I care about... Don't assume that I am not affected by global tragedies and issues.
At this time in history also a lot of people are suiciding, families are shooting each other up. A lot of folks are dying. Newspapers are full of it.
Of course people don't want to see this. They dont want to talk about.
But when a celeb dies, its 'oh isn't that so sad'.
Just search the news sites online and look on ATS right now... there are plenty of threads about child abuse, about parents murdering kids, about
police brutality, about the hypocrisy of governments selling arms to kill people that they they go and liberate.... all manner of sad, tragic and
depraved things being discussed.
Just because THIS thread isn't discussing them, doesn't mean that they aren't being discussed or that nobody cares..
There is also a thread where a member talks with deep sadness and emotion about how he lost his daughter recently... many things are discussed on this
I just never get this outpouring of grief when a famous person dies. People are really strange and think that they somehow know these people
personally. they don't realise these people are 'performing' and they have no idea what the people are really like.
Fine, you don't get it that when someone who is a global superstar with millions of fans dies that people will want to discuss it and offer their
condolences.... fine, there's nothing really to "get" just basic humanity and emotions.
People want to offer their condolences and talk about it...
The press and people talk S*** about Whitney for the last few years, call her a crack whore and a loser and a waste of space... then she dies and she
is some sort of goddess.
That's how it works.
Nobody needs to know what the person is like... and even if Whitney was an absolute bitch and an awful person (which I'm not suggesting she was at
all) then she still died.... she is dead..... that is sad for her family and friends and because she is famous, people want to discuss it and talk
about her music and offer their condolences.
edit on 12/2/12 by blupblup because: (no reason given)
edit on 2/12/2012 by maria_stardust because: Removed pointed attack
towards another member.