Thinking again of how Gil’s passing affected me, as I look at the awful, awful news all around today. Half of my timeline is caught up in scolding other people for caring more about this story than that story, or caring more about that story than this story. It really seems like this grief-scolding/grief-shaming has itself become a kind of coping mechanism for a lot of us (myself included)..

Jay Smooth made a video about [Celebrity Death]+[Social Media Platforms]=chaos. I’ll leave my comments to saying that I agree with him, and that’s part of why I kept my words about Amy Winehouse to such a minimum.

By Henry T. Casey

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