The two previous posts:
It's crazy out there. Guess I'm a bit slow on the uptake, but then again I had previously never heard of the Daily Mail, which recently published an article similar to those already online, with the same shoddy research- it claims that The Black Parade is My Chemical Romance's (MCR)'s first single, capitalizes emo, etc.
I'm assuming the Daily Mail is a more widely circulated publication than other places variations of the article have appeared, as two weeks ago when I searched for Hannah Bond on YouTube all that came up were the two videos I posted links to and some random James Bond things. Go there today, and dozens of videos posted by outraged fans appear. Some are organizing protests against the Daily Mail; one calls for MCR fans to rally outside the Daily Mail offices on May 31. Here is a video I think covers the topic especially well: (WARNING: People Typing Like This)
It's sort of amazing, really, but I'm also slightly disturbed. It seems that some people are more concerned with the band's image than the fact that Hannah Bond died. I'm not saying that they don't care, far from it, but while MCR is now urging depressed/suicidal teens to seek help (apparently the message they always wanted to convey was that it is OK to be a little screwy; so is everyone), the fans don't seem to be doing a lot of the same. If I'm wrong here, please inform me, or maybe I'm just weird about it
Like I've said, it's just so stupid they're blaming MCR- if Hannah wasn't a fan, it would never have come up. Eva was a massive Green Day fanatic, and I don't see anyone blaming them.
I understand that Mr. and Mrs. Bond want to hold someone responsible; I blamed myself for Eva's death, it's a perfectly normal thing to do, but please, these people get paid for this kind of crap press and journalism? That's what disgusts me more than anything.
For a compilation of scans all press releases concerning MCR: http://theydrewblood.blogspot.com/