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An Online Dating Site Used Pictures Of Rehtaeh Parsons, The Gang Rape Victim Who Hung Herself, To Advertise On Facebook

An Online Dating Site Used Pictures Of Rehtaeh Parsons, The Gang Rape Victim Who Hung Herself, To Advertise On Facebook

You might remember the story of Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, Canada who hung herself after she was allegedly raped at a party and had a photograph of the incident passed around to her classmates. Her story was unspeakable and horrendous. Now, imagine that you’re one of her friends or loved ones and you’re scrolling through Facebook and you see her face on a popup for an online dating site. That’s exactly what happened to Rehtaeh’s mother, Leah Parsons — she found a picture of her deceased daughter advertising how to “Find Love In Canada!” for dating company called ionechat.com. You can read more of her mother’s thoughts about this tragedy in a piece she penned for XOJane. Keep reading »

15 Girls Under Investigation For Bullying 12-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide

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Listen up, rugrats: you need to cut this shit out. Bullying on social media, I mean. Just stop. And grownups: it’s your responsibility to take bullying seriously. Earlier this week, the body of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick was found at a former cement plant in Lakeland, Florida, where she committed suicide. Rebecca was reported missing on Monday after she failed to come home from school. On Thursday, police announced that 15 teen girls had “absolutely terrorized” Rebecca over social media for over a year, even after she was pulled out of school for homeschooling and deleted her Facebook page. The girls who harassed Rebecca online continued to terrorize the Crystal Lake Middle School tween on Instagram, Ask.fm, and other sites, as recently as four days before her suicide. Laptops and cell phones belonging to 15 of the girls have been confiscated. While, obviously, the person ultimately responsible for committing suicide is the person herself, I bet these girls are wondering whether it was worth it to be so hurtful now that someone has ended up dead. This is yet another example of relentless bullying leading to a life being cut tragically short. It has to stop. It has to. [Raw StoryCBS Local]

“The Bachelor” Star Gia Allemand’s Suicide Details Emerge

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  • Gruesome details have come out about reality TV star Gia Allemand’s suicide: she hung hanged herself with a vacuum cleaner cord while on the phone with her mom. Allemand’s boyfriend Ryan Anderson, a player for the New Orleans Pelicans, reportedly told her in a fight hours before that he didn’t love her anymore. The 29-year-0ld model had appeared on Jake Pavelka’s season of “The Bachelor.” What a terrible story. [Page Six]
  • Lance Bass has shot down rumors of a *NSYNC reunion at this Sunday’s MTV VMAs. Dream. Crushed. [Buzzfeed]
  • “Sons Of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam is up for the role of Christian Grey in the big screen adaption of “50 Shades Of Grey,” according to a TwitchFilm source. Shailene Woodley and Felicity Jones are two of the names being batted around for Anastasia. At this point, hasn’t everyone in young Hollywood been tied to this project? [TwitchFilm]
  • Guess who has a small starring role on “Breaking Bad” this Sunday? J.Crew’s big wig Mickey Drexler. (I’m holding out hope for a role for Jenna Lyons in next season’s “Mad Men.”) [Fashionista]
  • Meet Anderson Cooper’s stalker: a Jewish white supremacist former mental patient! [TMZ] Keep reading »

“Jett Jackson” Disney Star Lee Thompson Young, 29, Dead Of Possible Suicide

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  • Lee Thompson Young, an actor on “Rizzoli & Isles” who also starred on the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” has died at 29 from an apparent suicide. The actor did not show up to work this morning and was later found by his landlord having suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Young also starred in the 2004 movie version of “Friday Night Lights.” [TMZ, People, US Weekly]
  • Who is Lady Gaga ripping off this time? A catalog of her “Applause” music video influences. [Flavorwire]
  • Speaking of Gaga, she posted a statement on her Born This Way Foundation website, instructing her Little Monsters not to abuse or threaten her critics on social media, clearly referring to the death threats currently being lobbed at blogger Perez Hilton (though she doesn’t refer to him by name). The former besties are in the middle of a crazy-weird feud. [Born This Way Foundation]
  • Kanye West taped an episode of his mother-in-law’s talk show today. Ratings are the kind of Mother’s Day present Kris Jenner likes! [US Weekly]
  • Sophie Turner, the actress who plays Sansa Stark on “Games Of Thrones,” adopted her direwolf, Lady, in real life! [Uproxx]
  • Nope, nope, nope: Cablevision cutting out during “Breaking Bad” is not an acceptable reason to dial 911. [Gawker]
  • Opening lines of Emily Dickinson poems that don’t work so well as pickup lines. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

Gia Allemand Of “The Bachelor” Hanged Herself

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  • Yesterday, Gia Allemand, 29, from Jake Pavelka’s season of “The Bachelor” died after attempting to commit suicide on Monday. Sources said that Allemand hanged herself and was found by her boyfriend, Ryan Anderson, a player for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.  [US Weekly]
  • The first picture of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West out and about with baby North West has emerged — and of course it’s the nanny who is actually lugging the baby around. [TMZ]
  • Another woman has come forward about a past violent altercation with “The Butler” actor Terrance Howard. [PhillyMag]
  • Google Maps lets you explore the inside of the “Doctor Who” TARDIS! [TechCrunch]
  • New couple alert!  Justin Long and Amanda Seyfried are dating. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

VICE Makes Light Of The Suicides Of Female Writers With A Fashion Editorial

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Fashion thrives on controversy in all of its many manifestations, but how far is too far? VICE, which has been distributing its fair share of maybe-too-much content since 1994, wants to test your limits. The free monthly magazine’s largely self-explanatory Women in Fiction issue brings us “Lost Words,” a fashion spread featuring models styled and posed as beloved female writers who have killed themselves, during the act of killing themselves. Keep reading »

Paris Jackson Was Mad At Family For Not Letting Her Attend A Marilyn Manson Concert

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  • Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson, allegedly tried to commit suicide two nights ago by attempting to OD on pills after a family member forbade her from attending a Marilyn Manson concert in L.A. Oh, teenagers! I’m grateful she called a suicide hotline, who then called 911. [New York Post]
  • Pippa Middleton is Vanity Fair‘s newest contributing editor. Her first piece will be about Wimbledon. [Racked]
  • “The Today Show” was evacuated this morning after a man attempted to kill himself at Rockefeller Center. [Raw Story]
  • Ridiculous Karl Lagerfeld statements (and there are many) are memorialized in a new book of absurd-isms called The World According To Karl. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Couple Who Ran Self-Help Talk Show Found Dead In Apartment After Joint Suicide

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Yo guys, get ready for some dark times. Like something out of a Todd Solondz movie, self-help radio show hosts Lynne Rosen, 46, and her boyfriend John Littig, 48, committed suicide together Wednesday night, by suffocating themselves with plastic bags. The pair hosted a show called “The Pursuit of Happiness” on WBAI Pacifica radio, and regularly spoke about how to overcome depression and lead more fulfilling lives. Rosen, a trained psychotherapist, was the main host of the show, and Littig––a motivational speaker and life coach by trade and a musician on the side – often appeared with her. Together, Littig and Rosen founded the company Why Not Now, a life coaching program designed to “foster your inner strengths, identify hidden and untapped resources, and put you confidently on the path to designing the life you’ve always wanted to live.” Keep reading »

Paris Jackson, 15, Hospitalized In Alleged Suicide Attempt

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Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of the late pop star Michael Jackson, was hospitalized last night after an alleged suicide attempt. TMZ reports that a 911 call was placed from the family’s Calabasas, California, home around 1:30a.m. regarding a possible overdose and “multiple cuts on one of her wrists.” The teen was taken from the home at 2a.m. to a nearby hospital and reportedly will make a full recovery. This morning, Paris Jackson’s mom Debbie Rowe told “Entertainment Tonight” the teen has “a lot going on.” I should say so! All our good thoughts on with her. Get well soon, Paris! [TMZ, People] [Image: Fame/Flynet]

Blogger Allie Of Hyperbole & A Half Finds The Funny Moments In The Darkest Depression

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If you’ve ever been depressed or if you’re currently depressed or are wondering if you’re possibly depressed, walk — no run! — to the blog Hyperbole & A Half, where blogger Allie deftly, and sometimes hilariously, chronicles what it’s like to live with depression. In a new entry, posted today, Allie explains how depression can at first make you feel powerful in its detachment, and then slowly make it difficult to even approximate human emotions.

I could no longer rely on genuine emotion to generate facial expressions, and when you have to spend every social interaction consciously manipulating your face into shapes that are only approximately the right ones, alienating people is inevitable. Keep reading »

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