While you mourn the death of a legend, there's a batch of extra moronic terrestrials professing their love for that same legend they never loved.
What I'm saying is, while some of you grew up listening to songs by the man (and probably witnessed his fall from grace), the others are just jumping on the MJ's-dead-gotta-write-about-it bandwagon.
Some of these posts resemble extractions, if not, paraphrased sentences from Wiki and various news articles. It's pathetic. I've come across a couple of postings and it felt like I was reading a mandatory blog post "paying tribute" to a dead celeb. Mundane! Half of them probably didn't even really know who Farrah Fawcett was (except for that Charlie's Angels bit), yet there they were telling the world that "another star died today".
I get that some people feel compelled to talk about current news, especially when it involves A-list celebs, but come on, do it with a bit of dignity! Some of these posts are downright disgraceful as eulogies to a man who entertained us all with his bizarre antics and awesome moon-walk-crotch-grabs. Some of them didn't even have a photo of the man in their posts. Can you say, "shoddy work"?
Even on Facebook, you see this crap.
You have people who probably didn't give two hoots about the man when he was alive, now going all "RIP Michael Jackson. We will always remember you". What kind of hypocrite are you? The narcissistic kind? If you think harder, beneath the status updates, it's really about the attention. But I digress.
Look, no one's going to persecute you for writing about it (except for me), but if you're going to join the gold rush, at least make an effort to write something worthy, so it doesn't seem obvious that all you want is site traffic.
Now get out there and write proper eulogies, you slimy bastards!