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.