So, I’m concerned about the “Genie, you’re free” meme that’s going around in lieu of Robin Williams’ passing via suicide.
Please don’t misunderstand… I will always love Robin Williams but by saying “You’re free,” we are kind of justifying or glorifying suicide. I don’t think we should shame his memory by any means, but there are so many people who are living with depression and are on the verge of taking their own lives. After seeing one of the funniest men of our generation, who had fame and fortune, commit suicide and THEN have the world refer to it as freedom… I’m just concerned.
Let’s remember Mr. Williams for the genius that he was and take solace in the knowledge that he will live on through his plethora of amazing movies. But let’s also be aware of how those who are teetering may see this as their cue to finally follow through.