This is how I find out Gary Coleman’s deceased? Wow.
Just because some people make statuses like this, doesn’t mean it’s right to put them on the spotlight. 5 hours Lamebook, really? Show some respect. But I guess it’s too much to ask of you to remove the entry. You inconsiderate douchebags.
actually those scammers (like most) are Nigerian, which reminds me I’m a prince and I need to transfer some money to all your accounts to keep it safe from witch doctors so please post your bank details.
I’m genuinely surprised to see this up so soon.
He was only taken off of life support a few hours ago.
Even though none of us know him personally, it is a little shocking to see how many people are willing to make jokes at his expense. If you don’t care about him, at least think about the pain that you are putting his family through.
The comments on this site are ones that anyone can access.
@turk30, there are already similar pics floating about the net, I’ve seen pics with Gary Coleman captioned alternatively as “Gary Oldman,” or “Michael Jackson,” and another with a pic of Emmanuel Lewis, captioned “1968-2010.” Question is, will they show up on LB?
Yeah, I heard Micheal Jackson jokes the day he died and those were made by people who really liked him. But really how is it too soon? What would be a good amount of time before it is okay to make jokes about the dead? Personally I don’t think jokes should ever be made about people that died unless you personally knew them.
I think disrepectful jokes about someone’s death are pretty lame. Imagine it was your momma and somebody was having a good ol’ laugh because of her death. If that wouldn’t bother you then I feel very sorry for you.
I think Gary Coleman would definitely head butt somebody for this! That makes me giggle.
But seriously, joking about death is sometimes uncalled for, but if you made fun of him in his life, then you can’t really be so righteous and try to protect him in his death . . . Just sayin’, maybe that was what Willis was talkin’ bout.
I always feel really awkward when there’s just a mass of jokes afterh e died. Like, yeah… he’s short… he also died.
Jesus, I was about to go into some fuck-boring speech about whether it’s right to consider jokes about a dead guy awful, since he’s died and it’s a natural thing that happens to everyone.
Fuck it, I’m gonna go get a sandwhich.
I might not know Gary Coleman or even be a fan of his, but how can anyone think it appropriate to laugh at (yes, “at”, because let’s face it — none of this was in good spirit) somebody who just died? I realize we live in the age where sensitive is “unhip” and dead baby jokes mean you’re a strong, grounded individual with stellar coping skills, but even so…
I like to poke fun at these events because I like to have fun in my life in general. It doesn’t mean that I don’t respect the person, it’s just that when I’m confronted with the situation I choose to have a wee laugh instead of being sombre about it.
I learned about Patrick Swayze’s death on one of these websites, after a joke about him making Ghost 2. I couldn’t figure out why it was so funny to other people until I went to IMDB and saw that he had died like, two days before.
I found out this morning about Gary Coleman because someone posted a status saying “:O Gary Coleman is dead.” Someone commented on it sayign “Whatchu talking about Adele?” I found that funny while not being disrespectful.
I think I would make jokes like this because I make jokes to stop things getting awkward or sad or whatever, but then to me these just seem weird. Because it seems like there is no reason to it. Just a guy dies and so everyone just brings out the jokes. There is no reason to that. And it’s not like it’s so in your life that it’s so sad you’re trying to deal with it through humour. It’s just ‘a guy died, what jokes do we know about him?’
But I swear, if I had heard another ‘they’re melting Michael Jackson down…’ joke on the days after his death, I would have fucking nutted someone. Not because it was insensitive (though it was) but because I was fucking sick of them. I’d have taken a ‘get to the kitchen and make me a sammich’ joke if it would have shut the rest of them up.
I consider some jokes about the dead disrespectful. But people have been saying Gary Coleman was short since he was born, and I’ve heard “What you talkin’ bout Willis?” so many times I dream it. So really the only thing that’s new is that Gary Coleman is dead now. It’s sad but we all die someday.
I personally hope that when I die all of my friends/family burn my body, scatter the ashes on a huge bonfire (it would just smell gross if they burned my body on the bonfire), get trashed, and sit around telling jokes about me for however long they feel is necessary. I would rather they’re sitting around laughing about me then being miserable.