Celebrities’tributes to Mark Salling raised a ruckus
The suicide of Glee star Mark Salling has sparked a social media debate after some of his former co-stars paid tribute to him. The 35-year-old actor was found hanged near a Los Angeles baseball field weeks before he was set to be jailed over the possesion of 50,000 child abuse images.
Lots of celebrities paid tribute to the fallen actor, such as Tim Davis, who was Glee’s vocal coordinator. “Having compassion for #MarkSalling in no way minimises his crimes, nor does it minimise the pain and devastation of the victims of those crimes,” he tweeted, adding “I loved Mark and am sad when I consider the devastation of his parents.”
Jane Lynch, who played head cheer coach Sue Sylvester, said she would remember him as “the guy who made that really sweet video in the beginning of Glee when he was so happy to be a part of this group”.
Paris Barclay – referring also to Glee actor Cory Monteith who was found dead in an hotel room 4 years ago – wrote “It’s a painful loss, again. Two young actors, lost too soon. RIP”
Actor Justin Sorvillo insisted critics of Salling should “respect the dead” and also posted: “People are mean. I just can’t handle it.”
However not all the 35-year-old’s former colleagues paid tribute including Fineas O’Connell who said he did not “feel sorry for him.”