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Thread started 02/08/21 10:42am

2freaky4church
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Was it wrong to release Prince death photo?

I found it sad.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 02/08/21 11:20am

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Yes. So wrong. Keep it for the police photographer. Prince would have Hated that. I did too. I'm sure most of us did. I've never looked at it. Didn't want to. Click away very fast if it comes up.
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Reply #2 posted 02/08/21 11:59am

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all I know is I wish I had never seen it. I tried my best not to see it but stumbled across it anyway.

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Reply #3 posted 02/08/21 12:01pm

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I wish I had not seen it.

The Paisley Park facility pics? Sure. With Prince dead? No.

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Reply #4 posted 02/08/21 12:30pm

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This is my first time hearing about it, but I'm glad to know about it, because I will not view it. That's something that I don't want to see. Although I can understand some being curious, I sttill don't know why anyone would want to see it, especially a Prince fan.

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Reply #5 posted 02/08/21 12:33pm

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Yes it was wrong and I have absolutely no desire to ever see it.

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Reply #6 posted 02/08/21 1:46pm

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It was wrong to release it. Disrespectful.

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Reply #7 posted 02/08/21 2:13pm

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As a Prince fan, I'm saying this: Prince fans cannot be unbiased in the opinion on the photos. JFK's autopsy photos are out there for heaven's sake, with his dead carcass on a slab, his head gaping open on a block. Everyone is eternally fascinated with his assassination and will reenact his death, either with actors or animation, every time the anniversary of his death comes up. Prince isn't different.

I'm not advocating for its release, but it's not about respect or the lack thereof. There's procedure that doesn't consider people's feelings. It's not that folk's feelings are invalid, but the law and procedures are written for fairness and a sense of transparency, not so a fanbase won't be offended. Obviously every state differs in these things, which is why his autopsy isn't public, but MJs is (and I've heard MJs).

I've seen the photos at Paisley Park. It's ...odd. Doesn't even seem like him. It's easy to disconnect from it because how we know him and whatever is left in this photos are night and day. I've no desire to see the pics of his remains again.

But if someone finds the photos, they're easy to spot just as a thumbnail. Delete them. There are less than a dozen or so. The remaining pics of Paisley Park are truly fascinating. I've spent 15 minutes on one photo zoomed in, trying to see all the crap around Paisley Park in a room or the kitchen or whatever. Face it, we're all nosey to a point. Those photos are really amazing, especially ones in the vault area, the vault "lobby," and other storage areas where you can see names on tape or VHS cases. There's one random room at the top of a stairway in the NPG Club area just filled with random clothes, an old tour jacket, a couple of tour props. So random.

As far as Prince's death photo - don't look at it. But it's out there and that can't be changed unfortunately.

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Reply #8 posted 02/08/21 7:01pm

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Not wrong. If you are looking at a police evidence file you need to take responsibility for what you might see.

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Reply #9 posted 02/08/21 7:32pm

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So here we go another beacon for the random aholes under guise to post the pictures while pretending to be talking about something else. The internet is full of aholes. Why keep bring stuff up? If you wanna see them go look, you don't need validation. I saw the death pictures being on this site, not by going though the files, not because someone brazzenly posted them but thru a link to some innoculus article about an associate that happened to have them displayed right up front and center. i didn't get a say in what I decided for myself to see. I don't give a fig what somebody decides for themselves or their opinion about it. I am sick of aholes being aholes and deciding for me.

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Reply #10 posted 02/08/21 8:03pm

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onlyforaminute said:

So here we go another beacon for the random aholes under guise to post the pictures while pretending to be talking about something else. The internet is full of aholes. Why keep bring stuff up? If you wanna see them go look, you don't need validation. I saw the death pictures being on this site, not by going though the files, not because someone brazzenly posted them but thru a link to some innoculus article about an associate that happened to have them displayed right up front and center. i didn't get a say in what I decided for myself to see. I don't give a fig what somebody decides for themselves or their opinion about it. I am sick of aholes being aholes and deciding for me.


Oh, I didn't realize there were posted here. Is that what this thread is about?

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Reply #11 posted 02/08/21 8:16pm

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JudasLChrist said:

onlyforaminute said:

So here we go another beacon for the random aholes under guise to post the pictures while pretending to be talking about something else. The internet is full of aholes. Why keep bring stuff up? If you wanna see them go look, you don't need validation. I saw the death pictures being on this site, not by going though the files, not because someone brazzenly posted them but thru a link to some innoculus article about an associate that happened to have them displayed right up front and center. i didn't get a say in what I decided for myself to see. I don't give a fig what somebody decides for themselves or their opinion about it. I am sick of aholes being aholes and deciding for me.


Oh, I didn't realize there were posted here. Is that what this thread is about?

Were you the ahole under a different name that did it?

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Reply #12 posted 02/09/21 4:41am

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I remember all of the press briefings surrounding the investigation and talk of respect, dignity and privacy. Then they go and release the photos. What the actual F? Well, I have viewed them once and that was enough. I don't care to ever see them again. neutral

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Reply #13 posted 02/09/21 4:52am

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I do think releasing them is the ultimate violation of a person's privacy. Does it mean that once you're dead, your privacy doesn't matter anymore? Now, having seen them didn't affect me any more than having been to a wake or funeral.
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Reply #14 posted 02/09/21 5:47am

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I think it was wrong that it was released for the public to view, but I made a conscious decision to never look at it and to date, I have not. So, just because it was released does not mean you have to view it.

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Reply #15 posted 02/09/21 5:55am

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It wasn't really the authorities who released it, they just put up the files on their site. Of course journalists browse through it and release it then. At the end of the day, it's police files and if you download them to browse through, you're ought to see something that might upset you. That said, I'm glad these pics weren't graphic at all, even though he died of an OD (I've seen the pics of philip seymour hoffman, unintentionally and it scarred me for life). With Prince, it looked like he was asleep and would wake up any moment.

So all in all, Journalists are journalists and the cops just uploaded these files the way it's done. They don't leave out these pics and you can decide for yourself if you want to look through them. Hell, we have JFK's autopsy pics and Dude got his head blown away. So, yeah, upsetting, but that's how it is and always has been I guess.

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Reply #16 posted 02/09/21 5:58am

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You can't see photos of the 'average joe' death scene. I couldn't look up my mom's photos. Just sayin'...

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Reply #17 posted 02/09/21 11:09am

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It was in the National Enquirer. I saw it, didn't bother me, he looked peaceful.

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Reply #18 posted 02/09/21 11:23am

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Goody for you. No still means no. And there's absolutely no justication needed. THAT'S a violation, no one owes anyone an explantion for why they say no. It's not blocking anyone who wants to.
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Reply #19 posted 02/09/21 11:30am

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It's interesting the amount of guilt tripping going on to persuafe people to do what they don't want to do.
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Reply #20 posted 02/09/21 11:36am

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onlyforaminute said:

It's interesting the amount of guilt tripping going on to persuafe people to do what they don't want to do.

Who's guilt tripping anyone here?
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Reply #21 posted 02/09/21 11:49am

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ThatWhiteDude said:

onlyforaminute said:

It's interesting the amount of guilt tripping going on to persuafe people to do what they don't want to do.

Who's guilt tripping anyone here?

Anyone who says "well I looked at them and they didn't affect me." The only point to that is if it didn't affect them then how could it affect snyone else. It definitely isn't an answer to any question to why they shouldn't because no one had made such a statement because no one cares.
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Reply #22 posted 02/09/21 12:15pm

Margot

We're all adults w/ the choice to look or not look.

It was unfortunate they were posted but no one forced anyone to open them.

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Reply #23 posted 02/09/21 12:22pm

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Margot said:

We're all adults w/ the choice to look or not look.



It was unfortunate they were posted but no one forced anyone to open them.



I did say they were presented as something else. Then again maybr you're ok with encouraging thst kind of behavior. Again excuses to violate another's personal decisions.
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Reply #24 posted 02/09/21 12:51pm

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onlyforaminute said:

Margot said:

We're all adults w/ the choice to look or not look.

It was unfortunate they were posted but no one forced anyone to open them.

I did say they were presented as something else. Then again maybr you're ok with encouraging thst kind of behavior. Again excuses to violate another's personal decisions.

Many fans have avoided them somehow.

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Reply #25 posted 02/09/21 12:55pm

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onlyforaminute said:

ThatWhiteDude said:


Who's guilt tripping anyone here?

Anyone who says "well I looked at them and they didn't affect me." The only point to that is if it didn't affect them then how could it affect snyone else. It definitely isn't an answer to any question to why they shouldn't because no one had made such a statement because no one cares.

Well, it sounds like projection on your end. Seriously, you really want to dictate how people describe their experiences while looking at these pictures? Just because someone says it didn't effect them doesn't mean they pressure you to look at these pictures.
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Reply #26 posted 02/09/21 1:10pm

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ThatWhiteDude said:

onlyforaminute said:


Anyone who says "well I looked at them and they didn't affect me." The only point to that is if it didn't affect them then how could it affect snyone else. It definitely isn't an answer to any question to why they shouldn't because no one had made such a statement because no one cares.

Well, it sounds like projection on your end. Seriously, you really want to dictate how people describe their experiences while looking at these pictures? Just because someone says it didn't effect them doesn't mean they pressure you to look at these pictures.

Passive aggression is still aggression. Nowhere have I dictated to anyone what they should want to look at or told them how to feel about it. No one in here even asked anyone how they felt. I'm discussing what has actually happened when these discussions get full blown. Not an ounce of projection. Yet here you are getting upset with me because I'm saying no one has the right to make that decision for anyone else. No one has the right to even passively guilt shame anyone who doesn't want to see them.
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Reply #27 posted 02/09/21 1:16pm

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onlyforaminute said:

ThatWhiteDude said:


Well, it sounds like projection on your end. Seriously, you really want to dictate how people describe their experiences while looking at these pictures? Just because someone says it didn't effect them doesn't mean they pressure you to look at these pictures.

Passive aggression is still aggression. Nowhere have I dictated to anyone what they should want to look at or told them how to feel about it. No one in here even asked anyone how they felt. I'm discussing what has actually happened when these discussions get full blown. Not an ounce of projection. Yet here you are getting upset with me because I'm saying no one has the right to make that decision for anyone else. No one has the right to even passively guilt shame anyone who doesn't want to see them.

Again, it's projection on your end. Dude. YOU are the one thinking these comments are passive aggressive when it's really just people talking about THEIR experiences.
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Reply #28 posted 02/09/21 1:19pm

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ThatWhiteDude said:

onlyforaminute said:


Passive aggression is still aggression. Nowhere have I dictated to anyone what they should want to look at or told them how to feel about it. No one in here even asked anyone how they felt. I'm discussing what has actually happened when these discussions get full blown. Not an ounce of projection. Yet here you are getting upset with me because I'm saying no one has the right to make that decision for anyone else. No one has the right to even passively guilt shame anyone who doesn't want to see them.

Again, it's projection on your end. Dude. YOU are the one thinking these comments are passive aggressive when it's really just people talking about THEIR experiences.

And I'm talking about mine.
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Reply #29 posted 02/09/21 1:20pm

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ThatWhiteDude said:

onlyforaminute said:
Anyone who says "well I looked at them and they didn't affect me." The only point to that is if it didn't affect them then how could it affect snyone else. It definitely isn't an answer to any question to why they shouldn't because no one had made such a statement because no one cares.
Well, it sounds like projection on your end. Seriously, you really want to dictate how people describe their experiences while looking at these pictures? Just because someone says it didn't effect them doesn't mean they pressure you to look at these pictures.

  • Sometimes, seeing a deceased person helps the bereaved w/the healing process. I bet my bottom dollar that for some Prince fans, those pictures helped them. They did for me.
  • When my boyfriend died @ 18, the first thing I needed was to see him in the casket. I must have gone 10 times.
  • Bodies 'lie in state' for 3 days for that purpose.
  • I also work as a nurse and have seen many people die, washed dead bodies, arranged for Hospice for those close to death, etc.
  • It is actually part of life and Americans are kept away from the entire process and have off-loaded it to hospitals and hospital personnel. They are therefore fearful, squeamish and overly sensitive about death and dead bodies.
  • Prince looked very peaceful, there was nothing disturbing about those photos IMO.

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