I just don't know where to begin with this. First, Robin Williams died, in what was allegedly suicide.
This is upsetting enough, but now a couple of uneducated, thoughtless people have decided to go touting their offensive opinions about his death.
On live TV, Fox News presenter Shep Smith called Robin Williams 'such a coward' for taking his own life.
Quite apart from how stupid, how ill-informed and ignorant Smith's comment was, it was just plain cruel to another human being.
You don't insult the deceased. You don't say things that will hurt a grieving family. Shep Smith, your armchair critic views are NOT more important than common respect and decency.
This comes after Todd Bridges, child star of Diff'rent Strokes, tweeted the following unnecessary, hurtful remark about Robin Williams:
It is a very selfish act you're not thinking about your family your friends or your fans
I don't like giving free publicity to these idiots, but I think it's worth talking about to spread awareness of depression, suicide, and the ignorance about it.
Let's get something straight.
Saying a depressed person is a 'coward' or 'selfish' for wanting to end their suffering is like telling someone with cancer they shouldn't complain about their symptoms.
Both thoughtless celebrities have since apologized, but a hasty backtracking under public pressure is not the same as really opening your eyes.
Don't let these heartless people dirty the memory of Robin Williams. Please share this to help change close-minded views about depression and suicide.