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To feel so upset about jo cox?

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Unpropergrammer Thu 16-Jun-16 23:01:30

I didn't know of her before today but this news has devestated me for some reason. Watching the news I couldn't stop crying.

I just keep thinking of her poor kids.

Flashbangandgone Fri 17-Jun-16 00:19:14

Awful sad... So sad and tragic.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 17-Jun-16 00:21:20

I know it's so sad. Her poor little ones. How would you tell them that Mummy isn't coming home. My thoughts are with her children, her husband and get wider family.
So much tragedy seems to have happened this last week.

TheoriginalLEM Fri 17-Jun-16 00:22:34

I feel the same and DP is uncharacteristically fuming about it. We don't know why this happened but a family has lost what sounds like a wonderful caring mother and i feel the world is just a little darker for her loss.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 17-Jun-16 00:23:07

I googled her. Her birthday is next Wednesday 22. I imagine her children and husband have got little gifts in for her..

Thefaceandtheblonde Fri 17-Jun-16 00:24:12

Unbelievably tragic. She seemed like a lovely person sad Rest in Peace, Jo x

WorraLiberty Fri 17-Jun-16 00:24:29

YABVVU to start a thread without simply checking the tons of other threads about her.

Every normal human being is upset for her kids and her family.

But there's a bit of a distasteful element of grief porn creeping about MN now.

Sorry if that sounds harsh (I know it does) but if every single MNetter started their own thread, saying how sad they feel about it, there would be no other threads on this forum today.

Flambola Fri 17-Jun-16 00:24:32

YANBU. I have been really affected by it.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 17-Jun-16 00:28:29

Good Lord, Worra.
Mind you don't go beyond the joke with your compassion..

quicklydecides Fri 17-Jun-16 00:30:01




WorraLiberty Fri 17-Jun-16 00:35:39

Ilive I have a huge amount of compassion for the people whose personal lives were affected by this awful tragedy.

But for someone asking if they're unreasonable to feel upset when a woman is murdered on the street, leaving little children and her husband and family/friends behind??

Maybe I'm just grumpy now (I accept I am) but the OP could quite easily have tagged on to one of the other many threads.

This is about Jo Cox and the people she left behind.

Stellar67 Fri 17-Jun-16 00:42:24

RIP Jo. Thank you and your husband for the work you've done. It hasn't gone unnoticed.

StickTheDMWhereTheSunDontShine Fri 17-Jun-16 00:42:44

Worra, not everyone has been glued to the Internet all evening. Don't be a dick. (That's back on, tomorrow. Suspect thy have busy script writers, tonight)

WorraLiberty Fri 17-Jun-16 00:55:45

Yeah because you'd have to be 'glued to the internet' to think that you might not be the only person who has started a thread like this, after such a prominent death.

And also, you'd need to ask random internet people if you're actually being unreasonable to be upset about something as awful as this.


Enoughisenough9 Fri 17-Jun-16 00:56:24

Worra - a tip. Don't click on any of the tons of threads you're not interested in.

WorraLiberty Fri 17-Jun-16 00:58:52

Enough- a tip. Don't expect people not to post replies to threads, just because you don't personally agree with them.

beetroot2 Fri 17-Jun-16 00:59:07

Its absolutely terrible and must be awful for her two boys etc. but no, I wouldn't cry. Is there something else going on with you OP?

TendonQueen Fri 17-Jun-16 01:00:25

This upset me too. And I think that one more thread about it is, in context, not something to get majorly shirty about.

Brokenbiscuit Fri 17-Jun-16 01:09:44

This is about Jo Cox and the people she left behind.

Yes indeed. I have friends who are grieving tonight. The loss to Jo's friends and family is immeasurable, and deeply personal.

But lots of people have been affected by this tragedy and I think it's ok for them to express that on an Internet forum if they choose. It's a very disturbing story and perhaps talking about it on here is helpful for people.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Fri 17-Jun-16 05:29:06

I would have written the same as Worra, pretty much.

Other than her family and friends, Jo will be a distant memory next week for strangers like us.

Sophie200609 Fri 17-Jun-16 06:51:20

Agree with Worra.

Starting threads like this makes it all a bit about you rather than the loss her friends and family must be feeling. You could have put these thoughts on one of the other threads.

Roonerspism Fri 17-Jun-16 07:07:02

I don't know worra but for me there is something comforting about sharing thoughts over the constant bad news at present. Many of us feel shaken by the path the world is treading.

Yes, she is but one mother killed today. She was one of us, whatever our current political affiliation. And we all think of our children and hug them tighter and feel shaken when such utterly mindless acts of violence occur.

It's natural to see countless threads and if you don't like that, simply don't read them. There are usually lots of samey threads most days. Nobody complains when they are about the best jeans to buy.

I found your post heartless and bitter.

I for one sent a little prayer worldwide last night for everyone struggling in the world right now. . I'm not even religious. But somehow, if we all think this way and send thoughts worldwide we can rise above hate.

minifingerz Fri 17-Jun-16 07:24:56

People are being fucking horrible on mn at the moment :-(

OP - YANBU I've found myself very affected by news of this horrible crime. Such extreme violence against someone whose whole life was dedicated to helping and protecting others.

usual Fri 17-Jun-16 07:27:37

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minifingerz Fri 17-Jun-16 07:28:16

jackbooting around AIBU chastising people for posting comments about their feelings. Why don't they wait for someone to say something offensive if they're looking to do a bit of 'telling off'. Or go and boss their children around...

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