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Celebrity death Hoaxes in the wake of Michael Jackson’s death: Get a grip, people.

June 30, 2009 By: Geek Category: culture

51FW77NXK0L. SL160  Celebrity death Hoaxes in the wake of Michael Jacksons death: Get a grip, people.Come on people, it isn’t big and it isn’t clever. In the wake of Michael Jackson’s sudden death, the internet has been awash with other celebrity death hoaxes, including ‘Myley Cyrus dies in car crash’, ‘Jeff Goldblum dead’ and (whu?!) ‘Rick Astley dies in Berlin’ have all just died too. Many of these reports are faked from other celebrity death reports, and the whole practice is pretty sick, really. (Actually, the Jeff Goldblum one was before all this, but it still stands) What’s wrong with the world? The biggest star on the planet passes away and suddenly everyone wants to make light of it with fake celebrity deaths? I know you can’t sit and play World of Warcraft ALL the time (many of us do try though), but seriously, get a grip and a conscience. Plus, it also belittles genuine deaths such as the sad loss of Farrah Fawcett as well. Think about what you’re doing. While it may seem fun and suitably leet, it’s just a bit stupid. Actually, some of these have been down to the stories getting picked up by big Twitter users and thus spread like wildfire. I love Twitter, I really do, but now and again I can’t help but think people could use it a little more responsibly.

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