Omega 354 Posted June 28, 2007 Share Posted June 28, 2007 (edited) right before anyone gets on their high horse this is NOT about Benoit this is a general topic on celebrity and death so I don;t want people to start off saying "how dare you this" and "How disrespectful that". Now I remember when Princess Di died and suddenly the world seemed to be full of people crying and weeping about the loss of this wonderful woman. I remember little black ribbons being gien out at the dept store I worked at. All I was thinking was "what the f...., you never met this woman, she never personaly touched your life with her "kindness" and at the end of the day she was just another charity worker". I couldn't and still can;t grasp how some people are so overwhelmed at the death of a "personality". Now this is not to say that I don't feel sorry for the two princes and Di's family as obviously thats a very sad event in their lives but what I think is worse is that they were forced to endure their sadness in public for the "benefit" of the ghoulish public who had bought into the mad hysteria her death had caused. All the people who lined the streets and left thousands of pounds worth of flowers to rot outside Buckingham palace caused 2 boiys to walk through the street being gawped at by strangers who DID NOT KNOW THEIR MOTHER!!! there must be like 0.01% of the populus that actually met her and could honestly be upset to the crying and wailing degree that was witnessed by the media. what about if Fergie dies in a car crash? will all the proles line the streets at her passing? They should, Fergie did not drop one charity after her divorce whilst Dianna dropped all but the select few charities that would give the best headlines (ie landmines, AIDS, Cancer etc). Touching on Benoit, I was reading the thread on the US scene and there were people saying they bawled their eyes out when they found out. Now I am as sad as the next guy about what happened and the tragedy that it is but I never met Chris Benoit. I watched the guy wrestle on TV a bit, just like everyone else on the forum. I can't understand why it would cause a rational human being the burst into tears at the news. You do realise that people die every day in far worse situations than this? Millions of kids starve to death all across the world and even in your town. When you read about the local man stabbed to death by hoodies do you burst into tears then? Realisticaly you probably could have met that guy rather than the personality you see on TV. Like I said I'm not suggesting that people can't feel sad about someones death even if they didn't know them. Sadness is fine because death is a sad thing. You can be upset about Dianna, Eddie, Benoit or whoever but perhaps a bit of perspective is required. Just because your upset does not mean you have to be as upset as it is possible to be to show you are bothered. Or not, what do you guys think? Edited June 28, 2007 by Omega Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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