Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Should Condolences be personal & private?

You just cant help but to read what Jan Moir writes, this morning was no exception to me when I read her article about how oh-so public tweeting of condolence by celebrities is offensive, narcissistic & trite. I wasn't too sure what to think, I shared it on (as you do) to see what others thought.

Jan talks about the sad lost of Amanda's baby at 7 months, something no parent should ever have to suffer or go through. She waited until she was 6 months to announce the pregnancy as she had previously suffered a miscarriage at 4 months. Her husband has took her and their 5 year old away from the public eye so that they can grieve in private.

Something happened to me last year, it wasn't anything like a miscarriage. It still effected in me in a way where I was needing and wanted to be comforted, I didn't know who else to turn to so I told twitter and shared it with my twitter friends/followers who in return comforted, shared there own stories of the situation and gave me the comfort I sought. Should that of only been the case when and tweeted sending there condolences, should they of only tweeted her if she sent out a tweet about it in which return they could of replied with there condolences?

To me I think it's down to the person and how they prefer to receive condolence, Amanda may log into her twitter account in the next few days and see these messages of love and support from both celebs and non-celebs and feel confronted by them.

Would love to know what you think on the matter, should condolences be kept personal and private?