Too much Whitney Houston hype?

  • HPgeek934

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    Feb 18, 2012 5:24 PM GMT
    I just wanted to see where you guys sat on this topic. I think its great to celebrate her career after her passing, but I feel like to many people are treating this like the passing of the greatest person to walk the earth. I feel like every day people who have done tons more heroic and selfless acts pass on and we don't even blink an eye.

    Just my two cents. Again, great to celebrate her, but when is enough enough?
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    Its nice. Everyday doesnt have to be gloom and doom. Its nice to see people coming together in unity to celebrate her life. She touched many peoples souls.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Yea but the governor ordering flags to be flown half staff? That's redic and totally undeserving.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidYea but the governor ordering flags to be flown half staff? That's redic and totally undeserving.


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    Feb 18, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    If you don't like it, ignore it and fuck off. She was an inspiration to a lot of people, so yes, it is deserving.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    dan_x saidIf you don't like it, ignore it and fuck off. She was an inspiration to a lot of people, so yes, it is deserving.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    I love Whitney Elizabeth Houston. That is pretty much all i will say. And regarding the hype i heard that Bobby was not allowed to attend?
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    She was an inspiration just like MJ was. If you don't care about it, why did you even make this post? Wouldn't you be upset if someone who had an impact in your life passed away? I don't think it's anywhere near ridiculous. It's ridiculous that you actually have the audacity associate someone's death with "hype".
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    jr_1989 saidShe was an inspiration just like MJ was. If you don't care about it, why did you even make this post? Wouldn't you be upset if someone who had an impact in your life passed away? I don't think it's anywhere near ridiculous. It's ridiculous that you actually have the audacity associate someone's death with "hype".
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    so tired of hearing about this. she's dead...end of story. it's like when michael jackson died...it went on for weeks and it's still going on. hopefully i won't have to hear or read about whitney anymore after tomorrow.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    It IS hype. People die every single day.

    Sure, she had an incredible voice and inspired a ton of people and gave a lot to music.

    But, she was also someone that had a very public struggle with drug and substance abuse. It isn't at all shocking that this happened. Unfortunately, a lot of news outlets (that I have seen, at least) have presented it in this way, that it was some sort of shocking thing. The tragic part of the story is that someone so talented turned down the wrong path.

    I'm sure some idiot will twist this post into something horrendous, and malicious - but that definitely isn't where I am coming from.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidYea but the governor ordering flags to be flown half staff? That's redic and totally undeserving.


    I dont have a problem with that. Shes an american who inspired alot of people. Shes important to the people of NJ and her hometown.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    "Yea but the governor ordering flags to be flown half staff? That's redic and totally undeserving. "


    *gives you a big hug*
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidYea but the governor ordering flags to be flown half staff? That's redic and totally undeserving.


    So! This is a woman who graced us with the power of her magnificent voice. She was truly gifted and left us with memories of the beautiful songs she had sung. She had her flaws and was not perfect but then again NONE of us are!

    Had this been someone like Elton John or another industry titan like Barbra Streisand, I'm certain they would have received the same amount of media attention on their passing.

    So let's think of the good music Whitney Huston performed for all of us and what a blessing she was to have been here despite the 48 short years on earth.

    May she rest in Peace!
  • FredMG

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    Feb 18, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    I agree, it's too much.

    I save my tears for service men and women who die in military service to our country - they aren't allowed to do drugs, and only need rehab because of the real life and death horrors they experience on behalf of keeping this country safe.

    Why can't you name as many soldiers that have died in the last 10 years as celebrities. The soldiers died for you, and did it for less than $40,000 a year.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    Funny how polarised everyone is over this woman.. either she deserves it or totally not
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    whiteney houston died:

    now everyone, tell me how you were such a big fan, go ahead.... LOL
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidFunny how polarised everyone is over this woman.. either she deserves it or totally not


    I dont see the need to tear her apart after her passing. Thats ridic and unnecessary to me
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Artificially fabricated by the media. That's it.

    Why is her life so inspiring? She was an awesome singer, but other than that...

    Why aren't flags flown half staff when 2 million people die from hunger in the horn of Africa? Is her life more important than theirs?

    Her life and her music should be celebrated, I agree. There's people sad for this, OK. But everything should be done in equilibrium.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    FredPDX saidI agree, it's too much.

    I save my tears for service men and women who die in military service to our country - they aren't allowed to do drugs, and only need rehab because of the real life and death horrors they experience on behalf of keeping this country safe.

    Why can't you name as many soldiers that have died in the last 10 years as celebrities. The soldiers died for you, and did it for less than $40,000 a year.




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    Feb 18, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidI just wanted to see where you guys sat on this topic. I think its great to celebrate her career after her passing, but I feel like to many people are treating this like the passing of the greatest person to walk the earth. I feel like every day people who have done tons more heroic and selfless acts pass on and we don't even blink an eye.

    Just my two cents. Again, great to celebrate her, but when is enough enough?


    In the eyes of the public, popularity has always been orders of magnitude more powerful than actual deeds and accomplishments. People tend to only care about what is immediately obvious to them. After all, it does take considerable effort to figure out just who affected your life and with what type of significance. But with someone in the public eye it's much easier. I'm not sure that 'hype' is the right word but if what you mean is that her life is disproportionately celebrated after her death as compared to people who did more to help their fellow man than she did, then it's definitely true. But since people don't generally take the time to know who helps them and who affects their lives, it can't really be helped.

    QUOTEShe was an inspiration just like MJ was. If you don't care about it, why did you even make this post? Wouldn't you be upset if someone who had an impact in your life passed away? I don't think it's anywhere near ridiculous. It's ridiculous that you actually have the audacity associate someone's death with "hype".


    I think what he's saying is more along the lines of: "There are other people who do way more heroic stuff that affects more people's lives than Whitney and the public doesn't even notice when they pass." In other words, to your question "Wouldn't you be upset if someone who had an impact in your life passed away?", there are tons of people who affected your life more than Whitney and passed, and you probably didn't even notice, and more than that, probably didn't even notice just how much of an impact they had on your life while alive. So it goes.
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    Alright guys, here's the fact. It is a lot what they are doing for her and some people will believe it's deserved, some will believe it's not. However, there is no way that millions of people can be honored with the same ceremonies. Yes, there are more everyday people who have accomplished more than Whitney. But millions of people around the world recognized her for her music. Yea, she had a drug addiction, but all that stuff that is going on is to honor her music career of course. As sad as it is, people who do heroic things die everyday, thats life. But it's hard to acknowledge everybody, I mean there are billions of people on this earth. She was honored because she was known and touched people's life. Im in my 20's, im not a huge fan of Whitney, but it doesn't affect my life wether she is being honored or not, so why should it affect all of yours?
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    7Famark saidIt IS hype. People die every single day.

    Sure, she had an incredible voice and inspired a ton of people and gave a lot to music.

    But, she was also someone that had a very public struggle with drug and substance abuse. It isn't at all shocking that this happened. Unfortunately, a lot of news outlets (that I have seen, at least) have presented it in this way, that it was some sort of shocking thing. The tragic part of the story is that someone so talented turned down the wrong path.

    I'm sure some idiot will twist this post into something horrendous, and malicious - but that definitely isn't where I am coming from.


    Hym...it sounds as if you're pointing a finger to her flaws. And I'm sure you know we all have flaws...that's what makes us human. Yes...she may have treaded the wrong path but then again she was on the road to a full recovery.
  • ac416

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    Feb 18, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    When the whole world has heard you sing I don't think there can be enough hype. Some people are seeing her with rose colored glasses , but if she made them that happy its kind of amazing. I just love that her music has been everywhere again because she has so many great songs that sound timeless.