Is death a joking matter? That’s always been a touchy subject, especially the question of when is “too soon.” Already, D.L. Hughley is getting skewered for this tweet about the actress Debbie Reynolds, who died at the age of 84 as a result of a stroke on Wednesday. She fell ill as she was helping plan the funeral of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, 60, who passed away the day before after suffering a heart attack.
Steve Martin felt compelled to delete a tweet that praised Ms. Fisher, but got some people bent out of shape:
And then, there’s the Brazilian news anchor, Jorge Pontual, who went on television and mockingly gave what he said would be Chewbacaa’s response to Carrie Fischer’s death. Of course, Chewbacca doesn’t talk. He just growls, and that’s what Pontual did. (English subtitles are available though closed captioning, but you don’t need it).
The Mirror reported that the reaction seems a bit split. You decide.