Slate’s Culture Gabfest discusses social media mourners with Gabriel Roth.

Should Social Media Mourners Make Prince’s Death All About Them? The Culture Gabfest Discusses.

Should Social Media Mourners Make Prince’s Death All About Them? The Culture Gabfest Discusses.

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May 5 2016 1:17 PM
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Is It OK to Mourn Your Idols All Over Social Media?

Those annoying social media mourners might have a point about Prince.

Prince on Stage in Detroit for His Birthday.
Prince on stage in Detroit for his birthday.

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On Wednesday’s Culture Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Stephen Metcalf, Dan Kois, and June Thomas invite editorial director of Slate Plus, Gabriel Roth, to discuss his new article on Prince and public mourning. Gabe thinks those annoying social media mourners making Prince’s death all about themselves might have a point. But does the Culture Gabfest agree?

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