Is it considered bad taste to write a hub about a celebrity after the death of the celebrity?
I don't think it's bad taste if they write about the good things about them .
If someone wants to badmouth a celebrity after their death, it may be wise to wait a while.IMO
Oh, I agree. Definitely. I've never really understood why celebrity obituary writers feel the need to highlight negative aspects of a life, because it always seems to me that the negative outweighs the positive. Perfect example: Michael Jackson. I think his contributions to music far outweigh his legal issues in terms of writing a celebrity obituary. If someone wanted to write an obituary of Michael Jackson that focused on his legal issues then it shouldn't be considered a celebrity obituary, because his celebrity status wouldn't have been the focus.
Personally, I was trying to decide whether writing a hub after a celebrity death would be seen as capitalizing on their celebrity status, or if it would be understood as what writers do.
The regular print media doesn't worry about such things. Interest in a celebrity certainly spikes right after their death. But then, you have lots of competition too, and unless you have something really new to say, you'll be lost in the crowd. Also, interest usually dies down pretty quickly.
I think my main concern revolved around the fact that ads are placed on our hubs - Amazon being a choice. I was trying to decide what I wanted to do based on a previous hub of mine written about abuse where I have NO ads. I was just looking for a second, or more, opinion and would have even welcomed a little debate on the issue. But, I got what I got. .
I think if you were sincerely touched by their death and really admired them, what they did and their talent then it's fine. Like everyone else I think posting negative or criticism of them to be in poor taste. I don't know what to advise about the ads. Go with your gut in terms of what you've experienced in the past. Good Luck!
I'd find content sites jumping on the most recent death like they're ambulance chasers. Personally I'd avoid it.
Go with your gut. If it's a person you genuinely admire(d) and were a fan of, I see no reason why you can't write a tribute from a fan's perspective.
If you're writing about someone you didn't particularly care about simply because he or she is the latest celebrity death, in hopes of getting a traffic bonanza out of it, don't bother.
I wrote a Hub about Lemmy from Motorhead when he passed away last year, because... well, because it was Lemmy! I knew it wasn't going to get a ton of hits because so many other higher-ranking sites were posting their own tributes, but as a fanboy I felt that I should offer my two cents as well.
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