The guy posts about ten posts on April 21 about Prince dying. They're supposed to be funny. It's his way of doing an internet tribute. Sharing in the internet mourning over a person he's never met in his life. He probably wasn't even a fan of his work.
Then two days later, the man's wife dies.
No comedy. No spam "RIP" posts. No retweets of other people's "hilarious" Prince in Heaven jpegs. Just retweeted news articles about his wife dying.
It's not so funny now. When somebody you actually know dies, you mourn a bit differently than when some celebrity dies. Particularly a celebrity who you're not particularly fond of.
"Oh, Prince. He was taken too soon. Cruel fate. I'm going to post ten messages on Twitter to show the world how much he meant to me."
Next day, dead wife. Where are the Tweets? He should be posting at least 20 light-hearted Tweets about how his wife is up there grooving with Mark Twain and whatnot. Make some pictures about it. Because that's what you do when somebody dies.
Maybe I should start posting "RIP" messages about his wife all over the internet. Really show my deep mourning for somebody I never met and whose work I wasn't even a fan of.
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