When celebrities die, 'grief policing' abounds, social media gets toxic


After the deaths of David Bowie, Prince and actor Alan Rickman in 2016, grieving fans flocked to public comment threads on social media to pay their respects in what has been likened to a virtual wake. But many arrived to also find a toxic space where so-called “grief police” mocked them for lamenting the loss of a stranger, chastised them for emotional rubber-necking, or even dissed the dead.
Source: Psys.org
When celebrities die, ‘grief policing’ abounds, social media gets toxic