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And now, to piss off the OTHER half...

Fuck Heath Ledger.

He was 28 and found dead in NYC with pills strewn around him? Good for him, and all the little brats that are going to cry over his death. Poor wounded doves.

Let me tell everyone something: you're all crying and depressed about Heath because you saw him act - not him, his characters! - in some movies. You didn't know Heath, and he didn't give a flying fuck about you or your affections; you were enablers to what was becoming a disease of celebrity (and if you don't think celebrity can become a debilitating disease, your honours, I rest my case). And he couldn't handle it. He had it all, and threw it away. Where I come from, we call that "Natural Selection". Hint: I didn't give a fuck about River Phoenix, either. And when he died, I might have been ten.

Everyone is sad about Heath because of the way he impacted THEIR lives. I get a feeling that a vast majority of people don't care for the person as much as the impact he had on them; to them, a piece of themselves is missing. It's insignificant how big or small it is; all that matters is that they're hurting for them, not for Heath or his family. Classically selfish Americanism.

And the fact of the matter is that for every Heath Ledger that someone - myself included - posts about, there's thousands upon thousands of people that die of the same drugs that don't get article one about them on the front page of Yahoo, or MSNBC, or E! Online or whatever. No one cares about them; no one's even heard of them. They don't affect their lives. They don't entertain us! You want people to cry for you, you'd better entertain us, monkey! Clap for me!

Me? I don't cry when someone throws their life away, regardless of how their lives were when they did it, but I have zero - ZERO - sympathy when someone who "has it all" like Heath did does it. I didn't know being in movies meant you couldn't learn basic survival skills and common sense, but the fact is that Heath ran away from himself, and drugs were his way to relax from what must be a nightmarish existance... just the way drugs are a way out of reality for someone struggling in a trailer home, or a ghetto, or anywhere else that the people are down on their luck in.

So remember before you post your little "I'm sad! :(" posts about Poor Pitiful Mr. Ledger: you, and your pandering to celebrities, helped cause this cult of personality that these people live in, that separates them from reality so much that they can't get back in it. If you think about it that way, you're almost somewhat responsible for this... aren't you?

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sarajayechan
Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
What bothers me is that he was 28. That's too fucking young, celebrity or not.
kyuusei
Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
..yeah, I was just about to say. I wasn't a fan or anything, can't actually remember which of his movies I've SEEN, but it IS too young.

Even if suicide is just so fucking weak&selfish.
hezul
Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Honestly?

I am sad.

Not because I feel personally affected, but because the fact that things like this happen, and elicit reactions like this, makes me feel pretty disgusted with our society.
superbus
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
OK, but how is her reaction different from mine? Really, is it any different? I think the points for both of us are valid: Heath Ledger is no different than anyone out there, and frankly, there's only enough "sympathy" to go around.

My sympathy is out to his family. That's about it. And that's the same sympathy that goes out to anyone's family that this happens to.

(And I don't get the assumption that it was suicide that everyone's making. I didn't know we were all psychologists now!)
hezul
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
What I dislike about her reaction is the same thing everyone else in that thread is objecting to -- the trivialization of mental issues, whether he actually had them or not -- I wouldn't know if he had problems, but you know, frankly I fucking hate when people slam a suicide (or in this case, what they think was one; from what I've heard, I personally don't think this was a suicide) and go on about how the person was being selfish/weak/etc. I don't think taking that kind of attitude towards mental problems is doing any favors to the people who deal with them every day, and it just really doesn't go down well with me to hear people being so goddamned judgmental over shit they don't know anything about.
superbus
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
See, we don't know what goes on inside anyone's head. And if it was a suicide... well, I hope he got what he wanted (I don't think so, but again, if I knew that, I wouldn't be taking phonecalls for VPN issues at after 11PM). But when I was mentally at my worst, suicide would cross my mind; with the shit that I went through as a kid, how could it not cross one's mind? I got through it, and I do think that too many people saying they want to "kill" themselves are crying for attention, but again, it's not my job to peer into someone's mind that I don't know (or who's movies I haven't even seen!) to say whether he was fucked up or not.

And I don't understand what all this macho shit is about. That person sounds like she's saying "shut up and TAKE LIFE LIKE A MAN, FAGGOT!". When did this become an endurance test?

And if he did have problems? People constantly pandering to his celebrity probably didn't help. That was a large part of my point, personally, and one of the things that is going to doom people like Britney, and Lindsey, and all these other people that end up on the front page to take our minds off of trivial matters like, oh, genocide in Kenya, or the fact that every "democratic" election that has occurred in the past two years has made 2000 look like the gold standard in election morals (except Venezuela, but then again, America got what it wanted there, so that's obviously Fair and Balanced™), or the fact that we're giving laptops to third world nations for $100 but kids in inner city schools don't get shit. Oh, except guns and drugs. Love giving them those things.
samuraiter
Jan. 23rd, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
:-P I enjoyed his movies, as did Mom, and, unlike most of the human garbage in the public eye, he kept his act clean. That, and Mom was a big fan, so ... whether I contribute to the idiocy or not, a loss felt is a loss felt. Besides, his death, as far as can be determined, was accidental, the result of doing what many of us do: Trying to get some sleep when sleep won't come. I won't argue your point, 'Bus, but that's my P.O.V.
superbus
Jan. 23rd, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Don't think this was directed at you; I have others on my FL who have crosshairs on them, and you're not intellectually dishonest as to the source of your consternation.
samuraiter
Jan. 23rd, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
That's what I figured, but I felt it might be smart to cover my ass. Shouldn't leave that hanging out if I can avoid it.
rantmaster_mark
Jan. 25th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
I liked one, maybe two of his films and I HATED The Order, so frankly, I couldn't really be bothered to care one way or the other.

I mean, I care in the "loss of life" sense of the term, but frankly, if (as noted above) he DID have a psychological problem and refused to treat it, instead seeking the comfort of drugs, fuck him. If you are so worried about your goddamn self image that you can't get the help you need to FUCKING SURVIVE AND FUNCTION your life wasn't worth living.

Of course, it's entirely possible that he simply couldn't sleep, took too many pills to sleep, and OD'ed. You never know.
ky02121
May. 14th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Whatever, you'll be in line for The Dark Knight with all the other hypocrites.
superbus
May. 14th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Wait, who the fuck are you, and why are you responding to a four month old entry? Let me guess: someone Googled me, saw I was mean, and sent the nutjobs?
ky02121
May. 14th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not a nutjob, just wanted to reply to your extremely insensitive comments.

Bye Loser!
superbus
May. 14th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
False sensitivity and sincerity are just that: false. So bye cunt!
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