Former Marilyn Manson keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy (aka Pogo) has been very critical of Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Anthony Bourdain, and Kate Spade for dying by suicide in the last year. In a series of new Facebook comments, Pogo ripped the media for glorifying the ‘perpetrators’ of suicide, and believes that the love should instead go towards the families left behind, who he considers the victims.
You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
You know how nowadays the media tries not to pay attention to the killer in a mass shooting in order not to glorify that person? I think we should do the same thing with suicides: instead of focusing on the perpetrator, we should focus on the victims, the families.
I will not let go of this bone about glorifying suicides and making them more palatable. In fact, making them somehow romantic; it’s just fucked-up and stupid.
I’m pretty sure that Romeo and Juliet is responsible for more stupid suicides, and murder/suicides, in the name of romantic love, than anything else in the history of the world.
But that just might be my Prejudice from the English-speaking world.
Not to mention that Romeo and Juliet is a rip off of Tristan and Isolde…
This is a long one to digest, let me attack it Parts at a time: I agree that suicidal romanticism is a maker of great art, but rarely a maker of great life.
I fully agree with the cathartic nature of embracing your situation.
I feel for the situation you’re in, I have been in similar ones.
Finally, your recognition of the need to get help, and that it shouldn’t be that hard for these people, is very important.
Ultimately, we almost believe identical things, from what you’ve explained. Furthermore, we seem to have some very similar life patterns. I really appreciate the commentary. I broke this up into little pieces, that way people could decide what they wanted to like or not like, instead of putting it in one big chunk where you have to make a major decision about everything.??