Would they be quite so judgemental if it was their child/loved one?
Since Amy Winehouse’s death my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with hateful comments about the singer. How she “bought it upon herself”, “she deserved it”, “she is better of where she is as she was a f***ing waster” etc etc. The strange thing is, I noticed that the large majority of people making these comments have children and I couldn’t help but wonder if they would be quite so spiteful/judgemental if it was their own child. I was saddened to see that even my Aunt made a bitchy comment about Winehouse “deserving everything she got”. Has she forgotten that Amy had a family that loved her as much as my Aunt loves her own sons?
People seem to lose compassion when a death such as this isn’t so close to home.