You’re Allowed to Be Sad When Famous People You Don’t Know Die


When someone famous dies there generally seems to be two camps, except of course if it’s Nelson Mandela- but even then folks were trying to defame him: cray. It makes sense that there will be people who care and people who don’t, because most famous individuals are not objectively loved by every single person.

One of the most annoying responses that really irks me to me core, is when idiots say: “why do you care that they died, they’re not your friend”, I’m sorry but can death only affect you if were close to them?

It’s totally fine if you feel nothing or perhaps the attention around a certain death seems over the top, but I think the criticism of someone feeling sad for another human is kind of ridiculous and waste of one’s energy.

Even more annoying than that is when the person who’s died has had a history of drugs/alcohol, and folks think because they were an addict we should feel nothing for them. Again, preposterous.

Let people mourn celebrities deaths that they don’t know in peace. Thank you.

Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson is the Online Editor at Galore Magazine. She specializes in slow jams, gold jewelry, fried chicken, and hating. She also delivers food and washes dishes on the weekend, because what black woman do you know with one job? Follow @FrankieFatGold

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