1. The White House Cancels Anti-Drug Event in Heath’s Honor
sure where this falls on the taste spectrum, and we’re loathe to credit
the Bush Administration with anything that even rhymes with taste let
alone believe they were actually trying to be sensitive to the possibly
drug-related death of a young actor. Our guess: Dubya had diarrhea.
2. AP Gives It The Requisite Gay Angle
This is sort of like saying “Men Join Britney’s Mourners” Oh, but she isn’t dead yet. Perhaps that was in poor taste.
3. Gawker Over-Covers Their Bases
What are Gawker’s bases anymore? New York? Pop culture? The morning news? In any event, they’ve posted no fewer than 16 items
related to Heath Ledger’s death including a photo post titled “Deceased
Actor Heath Ledger at a Basketball Game” and, ironically, a “Bad Taste Roundup”
in which they mock a business-minded Best Buy store in San Diego for
laying out the deceased actor’s DVDs on a special sale table.
4. The YouTube Generation Has Another Excuse to Throw Together a Fucking Photo Montage
In addition to a lot of teenagers gratuitously exclaiming their grief in front of their cams, you have the first of many super-sincere photo montages set to the Brokeback Mountain theme.
5. And Fred Phelps Gets His Old, Poltergeist-Looking, Grimy Two Cents In
The ancient bigot and his Westboro Baptist Church-who also picketed Matthew Shepard’s funeral and, confusingly, have been picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers in the Iraq War-wasted no time in throwing up this statement on his website.
We’ll discuss relevant and consequential after you’re dead, sir.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled and mediated grief.
UPDATE: Well hello, lawyer letter from Playgirl. In other news, Playgirl can afford a lawyer? Images removed.
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