Exhibit A: Survival Of The Fittest

According to this, TWELVE PEOPLE have committed suicide over Michael Jackson’s death.

I’m not making this up.

Twelve people actually TOOK THEIR OWN LIVES over this.

It’s sad that Michael Jackson died, you guys, but if this isn’t the most obvious example of natural selection EVER, I don’t know what is.

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  • Buckeye Bob

    I never understand the idiocy of some people. While anyone dying is sad, I can’t see someone that you never even met, let alone knew, having some huge impact on your life when they die. I personally feel a little more for those who have died while helping others such as military personnel. Friends and family passing impact your life but strangers no. Nature thinning the herd.

  • Mikey

    Darwin Awards to all 12 (posthumous, of course)

  • http://domestiquette.net Wendy

    Because the death of a weird, self-mutilating, possibly pedophilic stranger is so PERSONALLY tragic?

    Not saying anything about his music or his talent. He had talent in spades. I really like some of his music.

    But he was deeply disturbed & his life was a tragedy. To follow him like some kind of a hero to this extent is just… okay, mockable.

  • barkleybug

    I don’t think it’s really true. The president of his fan club said it and then Al Sharpton reminded people to remain calm and not copy them. Not the best sources. Remember, even when Michael was still farily popular, he used to bring his own screaming crowd noises when he performed on award shows so that the cheers were loudest for him. He’s always had people to exaggerate his importance. Sad.

  • PurpleAnn

    I’m glad to hear someone else mention the pedophile business. The media have all gone off the deep end about how great he was, glossing over the bad/crazy sh*t. He was very talented, but also seriously twisted. His family knew he was unstable, but kept protecting their meal ticket.

  • Jordon

    In a clinical sense, the shrinks would say that those 12 people were suicidal anyway and if it wasn’t Michael Jackson, it would have eventually been something or someone else to drive them over the edge with out professional intervention…but this ridiculous, Elvis like (for those old enough to remember), coverage is not helping matters.

  • jessy

    they’ve covered this story so much that i got over my initial shock after a day and now i wish they’d move on to something else.

  • meganyore

    im sorry to say, but we might be better off without those 12 humans.
    and im with Bob…i feel more for the dozens of americans dying everyday in combat overseas.quite honestly im SO SICK of all the MJ coverage when there is so much tragedy going on in the world. wtf america?! dont we care about woman getting shot in the street in Iran on their way to work?! or about our soldiers?! are they any less worthy of new coverage!?!

  • http://www.outofthebroomcloset.blogspot.com MerlinDBear

    If it’s true, it’s history repeating itself.
    I realize no one today remembers what happened when Rudolph Valentino died suddenly back in the 1920’s, however it’s much the same phenomenon. You had suicides, death watches, a circus of a funeral, and the legendary “Lady in Black” who every year (if memory serves, for around 50+ years) would leave a single rose on Valentino’s grave on his birthday.
    I’m not comparing Valentino to Jackson, I’m just saying that celebrity brings out the lowest common element in a lot of people.

  • Hatchetwoman

    I heard about this too, and I was appalled and disgusted. It’s a sign that these people had sad and empty lives. Merlin, you’re right; I had forgotten everything I read about Valentino. Just goes to show that there have always been people with sad, empty lives.

    On a different note, my brothers and I once looked for Valentino’s grave, and we found it. As we were walking down the hall in the mausoleum, we saw a woman dressed all in black, veiled, and carrying one red rose, walking toward his grave. Once we passed her we broke out in whispers, wondering if she were the same lady in black. She certainly was stooped and moved slowly enough. It was very intriguing.

  • Buckeye Bob

    And on tonight’s edition of the news, sources have confirmed North Korea has launched a barrage of nuclear missiles in the direction of the United States, Terrorist have attacked the east coast and Mexican drug cartels are attacking our southern borders…More on that later. At the top of the news today, Michael Jackson is still dead. Our reporters are getting reaction from fans on this recent development. Blah, Blah, Blah