Celebrity Suicide Breeds Public Dishonesty

So you can
empathise
with her

Someone
you only
saw on TV?

But when
my shit hit
the fan

You couldn’t
sympathise
with me?

Well fuck your
social media
petition

And your
boycott of
that rag

Why not look
a little closer
to home?

You
disingenuous
old hag

33 Replies to “Celebrity Suicide Breeds Public Dishonesty”

  1. There’s a lot that could be unpacked here. The media and social media are both largely disingenuous (though that might not be a strong enough word.) Everyone can easily jump on a bandwagon after someone kills themselves to be empathetic and sympathetic yet before the act itself? Nothing, and if not nothing then egging it on. There’s too much of that going on. Not everyone is like that but too many are. It is infuriating on so many levels and at so many times. It affects too many people. And “Public Dishonesty” might be too tame of a phrase too. People seeking rewards and recognition for their “sympathy” is disgusting.

    Your post might not espouse a popular opinion but I’m glad someone said it. It needs to be said.

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    1. Thank you my friend.

      This one was actually directed at someone I know personally.

      They stopped speaking to me last year as I have not ‘behaved’ the way they wanted me to after a trauma changed my life forever.

      Today they were posting motivational messages and suicide helpline numbers all over their social media in response to a recent celebrity suicide.

      It just incensed me and so inspired me to write these lines.

      But yes, there most certainly is a wider point about our society here too. And you extend my sentiment eloquently.

      I’m glad I said it and I’m glad that others agree πŸ–€πŸ–€

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      1. You are so right here, that’s absurd! Particularly if they’re a friend who had little reaction to your own crisis!

        My own close family forgot all about me last year, suicidal and living alone in me car πŸ˜‚, up in Scotland as well, beyond the wall!! But I noticed that they weren’t too busy to be updating their facebook profile photos, looking all happy… 😨. I mean, if that’s FAMILY, then society is fooooooooooked!

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      2. I am, thank you so much for asking! πŸ€—πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™. Really appreciate that, and me-this-time-last-year would have Really appreciated that! I got out of the car in August last year, and been in my own place (through the council) since December. I like to keep reminding myself just how much of a luxury it is. And other times, it feels like just yesterday I was in the car (it lasted 7 months).

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      1. Please feel free to spam my comment threads anytime – both of you! 😁

        We’re all here to support each other – perhaps better than some of those in our personal lives can.

        And I’m glad this blog serves as an opportunity to do that, and to showcase popular and unpopular opinions.

        I wouldn’t have it any other way!

        πŸ–€πŸ–€

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  2. Revolution start from home
    Teresa said ‘IfΒ youΒ want to change the worldΒ go home and love your family.’
    I always remember that when I got carried away by a stranger or the world’s tragedy.

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    1. Indirectly, yes it is.

      I wrote it in response to seeing a family member of mine posting self serving platitudes (in my opinion) on their social media in response to what has happened to Caroline Flack.

      This is the same family member who, through no fault of my own, does not see fit to offer those closer to home (i.e. me) the same consideration in recent times.

      Their hollow actions (and those of other bandwagon jumpers) just annoyed me earlier today and so I felt the need to write about it here.

      It’s nice to see other like minded people, such as yourself, agree. πŸ–€

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      1. Totally.
        And even then – I’m ok with people making it all about them per se. Let’s face it, I’ve made a whole blog out of that! πŸ˜‰
        But there has to be consideration for others too when needed. Like actual understanding and support.
        Not just platitudes to make yourself look good. Grrrr.
        πŸ–€πŸ–€

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  3. So true and made me laugh πŸ˜‚ I honestly hate society’s obsession with fame and the lives of famous people. It’s ridiculous how people try to make themselves relevant by boycotting things they probably don’t understand or taking stances based not on their own beliefs, but based on public consensus…short sweet and very deep as always!

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