Chester Bennington: Slammed as “Cowardly” for Killing Himself

Late last week, in a stunning and tragic piece of news, Chester Bennington killed himself.

The Linkin Park singer was only 41 years old at the time his body was found hanging inside his home, with friends, family members and musicians all reacting with shock and sadness in light of Bennington’s death.

All except Brian Welch, that is.

The guitarist for the band Korn and a long-time acquaintance of Bennington’s, Welch took to Facebook shortly after learning of Bennington’s suicide and actually criticized the late artist.

“I’ve battled depression/mental illness,” Welch wrote. “And I’m trying to be sempethetic [sic] but it’s hard when you’re pissed! Enough is enough!

“Giving up on your kids, fans, and life is the cowardly way out!!!”

Not exactly the most understanding of reactions, was it?

Welch deleted this message after receiving a great deal of backlash against it, but nothing is ever truly deleted on the Internet, as you can see below:

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Welch also tried to save face by writing the following caption to the photo above of himself and Bennington, which was snapped in February:

Horrible shocking and sad… we spent some fun hours together inside studios over the years, helping to promote your music and proudly knowing how your band helped so many get into this music in the first place.

But disgusted w how you ended it. It didn’t have to be this way.

Thoughts, prayers and positive vibes to your family, friends and fans worldwide. RIP Chester…

Moreover, Welch shared the picture below of Bennington – who some believe was prompted to kill himself in response to Chris Cornell doing the same thing – and penned as an affiliated message:

After the shock of yesterday, trying to focus on the positive memories today, like the time Chester made my daughter Jennea smile during Christmas.

Still unsatisfied with his response, Welch then recorded video in which he apologized for his initial remarks after Bennington committed suicide.

“I didn’t mean to sound insensitive about Chester. Just dealing with a range of emotions today,” Welch explained, adding in the following footage:

“Love you Chester. I’m pissed that you did this, but I know this could have been me back in the day after getting wasted one night.”

Check out the mea culpa below:

Think this is enough?

Do you understand where Welch was coming from in the first place?

Or was he simply way out of line and nothing he can say at this point can make up for his inappropriate critique of someone who was clearly very troubled?

Check out various other reactions to Bennington’s passing below and then sound off with your own.


Johnny Depp Jokes About Killing Donald Trump

Say this about Johnny Depp:

He knows how to distract the public from a critically-lambasted movie.

Speaking at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Thursday, Depp was introducing his film The Libertine when he asked “Can you bring Trump here?”

When the crowd started to boo, Depp quickly went ahead and explained himself… digging a hole so big that the Secret Service may come by soon to check on what’s inside of it.

“No, no, no, you misunderstood completely. I think he needs… help,” Depp said next, adding:

When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?

The audience reversed course and cheered over this question, but Depp may have sense that he went too far once the words left his mouth.

“I want to clarify, I’m not an actor. I lie for a living,” the multiple-time Oscar nominee said.

Depp was, of course, referencing John Wilkes Booth, the actor who murdered President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

You can watch him make these dumb, borderline illegal remarks below:

It is against the law to threaten the life of a sitting President of the United States.

Kathy Griffin learned this lesson the hard and moronic way a few weeks ago when she found herself under investigation for posing with the severed head of Donald Trump.

(Note to Celebrities: If you wish to make a political impact, do not do this. Do not do anything like this.

Maybe draw attention to the dangerous health care bill the Senate has been hiding from the public and may very well pass in the near future instead.)

Depp has been open for awhile about his disapproval of Trump.

Last year, he portrayed Trump in a satirical biopic for Funny or Die, referring to The Donald as “a brat” and predicting he would be “the actual last President of the United States” if elected.

And then he was elected.

About a month ago, Depp then appeared to be very drunk when he went on Ellen and rambled about a number of topics… including his disdain for Trump.

This hasn’t been the best past few months for Johnny Depp.

He was accused last year of domestic violence against Amber Heard.

It’s become increasingly clear that the star has a spending problem and may be on the verge of going broke.

He also keep insisting on wearing that stupid hat.

Will Depp actually be arrested for these Trump comments? No, of course not.

But he has likely given conservatives another talking point, another cause to rally around, another reason to point to liberals as out of touch elites who are going to historic lengths to obstruct Trump.

In other words: he’s hurting his own cause here. And he’s coming across like an idiot.

The goal isn’t to see Donald Trump dead, people. It’s to ensure his horrible policies do not get passed and to hold him accountable for his words and his actions.

Let’s focus.