The ugly monster of insensitivity poked its head out once again, reducing the tragic death of a person to prime time speculation, TRPs and crude, heartless rumour mongering. The #SrideviDeathMystery trend is what is wrong with all of us!

You would expect common deceny and some level of sensitivity from people when dealing with the news of a person’s death, wouldn’t you? But clearly it was too much for the Indian media and some people to understand that letting a family and honestly, the entire nation grieve the untimely passing of a respected public figure. Instead, some despicable human beings felt it was a good time to fuel the #SrideviDeathMystery fire.

While News channels were busy profitting from tragedy, making outrageous claims, airing unverified ‘facts’ as news, and broadcasting cheap and grossly disrespectful re-enactments of Sridevi’s death.

From jumping into bathtubs to broadcasting suggestive footage from films that shows Sridevi sipping alcohol, the Indian media houses showed us that new lows can always be found, and that jounralistic integrity is too much to ask for.

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That isn’t all because these prime time ‘News’ anchors were battling each other for TRPs making one audacious claim after another, jumping onto any piece of unverified information available on social media or wherever they could find it.

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Conspiracy theories, rumours and other ridiculous information was being peddled in the name of news and even more ridiculous were the headlines.

Check out some despicable pieces of journalism right here.

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Also look at this piss poor attempt at trying to depict a drowning Sridevi being broadcast across the country.

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If you thought it was TV journalists who were being disrespectful and repugnant with their comments and speculation in the apparent #SrideviDeathMystery, here’s an example of a senior politician losing his marbles for all to witness.

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Jumping on the bandwagon was serial fake news and hateful religious propaganda dispenser PostCard News, who sadly were the only ones who adhered to the standards set by them. Its sad to know that the standards were already incredibly low to begin with.

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Then it was the turn of WhatsApp University graduates and other crass Twitter users who thought it was a good opportunity to rack up social media’s equivalent of TRPs.

Retweets and Likes.

Here are some of the most ourageous rumours and claims made by keyboard conspiracy theorists which include ‘death due to cosmetic surgery’ and even ‘revenge for Mona Kapoor divorce’ as potential reasons for Sridevi’s death.

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People on Twitter also thought it was a good idea to try and make jokes about the entire incident.

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