I had such a strange experience this week over the passing over Gene Wilder, but it’s something that I’ve noticed that whenever a “celebrity” type or well known passes. There always that one…or two people…that seem to think it’s okay to put down anyone who wants to mourn the death of a well known person.
The one thing that was bothering me was that people seemed to feel like they needed to justify why they felt sad to these people…And all I could feel like is “Screw that! I don’t need to justify to anybody why someone passing is every important to me”.
I have one best friend who even though the celebrity she loves died a few years ago, she will still make a post on his birthday and the day that he passed. Sometimes celebrities can make a huge impression on us. They are more in our lounge rooms then ever before. It’s not really that surprising they can leave us with such an impression.
At the end of the day, does it really matter? If someone is just jumping on a bandwagon to mourn the death of a celebrity, the only person it’s hurting is them and the only person that has to live with that, is them. So why do people feel it’s okay to post memes and so forth, to put other people down?