Have you seen what’s trending on Twitter?
Seriously. I check Twitter’s Worldwide Trends each day, and at the top of today’s list was “RIP Mick Jagger.” I hadn’t heard that the Stones front man had died, so I suspected it was hoax (although it wouldn’t be the first time Twitter was my news source for celebrity death).
I clicked the link to see what folks were saying — yep. Hoax. And a whole lot of jabs at Mick Jagger, too.
“RIP Mick Jagger“? He isn’t dead, he just looks like he is.
“RIP Mick Jagger“? Nice try, twitter, but you can’t kill a zombie.
Just because there’s more meat on a chariot’s whip than on Mick Jagger doesn’t mean he’s dead.
A walking dead zombie, of course…but very much alive. You can’t buy support like that.
At least, I hope not.
Would the tweets have been that much different had he really died? Would they simply have said they weren’t surprised since he was so old and/or skinny and/or had lived a hard life?
Do we no longer keep any thoughts to ourselves to spare another person’s feelings anymore? Does a celebrity’s choice to live a public life mean they are stripped of every nicety?
I think not.
Live in peace, Mick Jagger.