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There is a lot of Joan Rivers hate on my dash right now but not even just that, actual DEATH WISHES. Like, okay. I, nor anyone I choose to associate with (here or irl) is defending her horrible racist/homophobic/anti-semitic “jokes” but you realize that as backwards and misguided as she may be, she’s got a family who is hurting. If a backwoods old conservative southern white man who isn’t famous was dying and his family was mourning, would you go up to them and say “GOOD RIDDANCE, he’s hateful anyways, who needs him” ? A human life is a human life. Yes I agree the things she says using her public platform are frustrating and make me angry. She marginalizes people and uses her position of privilege to make “entertainment” out of other people’s oppression. But again, a life is a life. Don’t wish death on people. That makes you no less of an extremist on one side or the other than them.