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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2014, 11:02:50 AM »
Well that's the thing, Robin Williams appealed largely to the generation that is presently dominating social media, it's no surprise his death was treated as a big deal on the internet while that of Joan Rivers was just kind of "old woman who was on tv dies or something".

Well, also because Robin Williams has more of a reputation as a really nice, gentle person, whereas Joan Rivers kind of has the reputation of being crass and horrible. A lot of the "eh" is from people who are aware of who she is.

That said, I'm still really sad that someone died, but yeah, it doesn't affect me that much because I've never been a fan. Still. :[
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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2014, 01:32:29 PM »
Exactly, Snupes.

I'm aware of who she was, Crudblud. the news still shocked me a little cause someone died. But she had no influence on me.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2014, 01:36:01 PM »
Well that's the thing, Robin Williams appealed largely to the generation that is presently dominating social media, it's no surprise his death was treated as a big deal on the internet while that of Joan Rivers was just kind of "old woman who was on tv dies or something".

Also, Robin Williams killed himself. Joan Rivers died out of operation complications. I think that's already a pretty major difference right there.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2014, 04:36:25 PM »
People are more than entitled to believe Robin William's life was worth more than hers.
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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2014, 04:39:11 PM »

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2014, 05:55:13 PM »
People are more than entitled to believe Robin William's life was worth more than hers.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2014, 06:09:01 PM »
Well yeah, people can believe he was more important. There are people in your life that are more important or influential than others. If some guy in, let's say Norway, gets hit by a bus. You never met him, or heard of his name, or anything before, and I told you he got hit by a bus, you wouldn't really care at all. That's not double standards, its just it ultimately has no impact on your life and therefore is meaningless.

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Re: R.I.P. Joan Rivers
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2014, 01:23:42 PM »
Celebrity is often confused with importance.
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