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.
Why would someone trend RIP Mick Jagger? I mean really, he may have looked dead at the Grammys, but he’s very much alive.
Wow. I’ll bet Mick Jagger feels vindicated, now that all his fans have spoken up in support of his being alive.
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.