This time, let’s finish the merciless discuss fleet: Glee is not cursed.
The dilapidated Fox musical is not in reality under a supernatural spell that dooms its cast to an early loss of life. There’s no longer any such factor as a Last Commute area-relish mechanization at play that stalks its actors, one by one, to succumb to numerous tragic fates.
On Wednesday evening time and into Thursday, “Glee curse” chatter became as quickly as throughout social media (and in a couple of media publications) on account of the disappearance of actress Naya Rivera, who performed cheerleader Santana Lopez on the collection. Rivera vanishing at a Southern California lake is being dubbed a “tragic accident” by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Location of job. Beforehand, actor Mark Salling (who performed Noah “Puck” Puckerman) dedicated suicide in 2018 and actor Cory Monteith (who performed Finn Hudson) died from a drug overdose in 2013.
“The Glee curse” declared a UK Day-to-day Mail headline. “This Glee curse is true!!” exclaimed trailblazing well-known explicit particular person data blogger Perez Hilton. The sentiment became as quickly as likewise echoed on social media by a number of different blue–checkmark consultants. Whereas The Mercury Information tried to like its curse cake and prefer it too with the headline, “A Glee curse? Followers reject the premise, nevertheless degree to has been timid by tragedies” — which is a piece relish saying, “There’s no longer any such factor as a curse, excluding there may effectively possibly be a curse.”
That is not in reality meant to scold. Or not it’s utterly pure, specifically for these of us within the media, to speed up trying to find wider which suggests in tragedy. People search for patterns and narratives when confronted with the horrible randomness of future and the heartbreak of loss. However let’s do not forget that Glee had a sprawling cast. Consistent with IMDB, greater than a thousand named actors regarded on the extent to in non-background roles over the course of its six seasons on Fox. That fear would befall a few of them over the ultimate 11 years is not in reality on account of a divine or demonic intervention, nevertheless math blended with happenstance. Additionally, beautiful typically, it is miles by no means extraordinary for one degree to to like a cluster of tragedies. It would be extraordinary if there weren’t any exhibits that had a cluster of tragedies.
The extent may effectively possibly strike some as beside the extent — Who cares if Glee is known as a cursed degree to? It points as a result of it is disrespectful to these which like perished and to their family; a method of suggesting that some elevated vitality wished them to die. It additionally removes the fairly mandatory ingredient of free will — Monteith had a historic previous of substance abuse and Salling killed himself whereas going via a possible four-to-seven-year penal complicated sentence.
As effectively to, saying “Glee is cursed” signifies that the comfort of the extent to’s cast are doomed as efficiently.
The premise of a hit title being cursed is not in reality queer to Glee. Curse rumors like been linked to different initiatives over time, specifically awe films. The fantastic recognized is Steven Speilberg’s iconic 1982 movie Poltergeist, which became as quickly as extensively dubbed “cursed” after the deaths of two younger cast members (Heather O’Rourke, who died in 1988 of a medical space, and Dominique Dunne, who died after being strangled by her ex-boyfriend in 1982).
But some other customary curse rumor became as quickly as “the Superman curse,” supplied that actor George Reeves, who starred within the 1950s TV collection, became as quickly as killed by a gunshot harm and four-time massive-conceal Superman Christopher Reeve became as quickly as haunted in a horse-driving accident in 1995 after which died in 2004. That may sound eerie until you escape down the ultimate actors who like performed Superman who’re serene round (Gerard Christopher, John Haymes Newton, Henry Cavill, Brandon Routh, Tom Welling, Tyler Hoechlin, Dean Cain, Matt Bomer, and, in voiceover, many others).
In a roundabout intention, the curse mark is a protecting reflex, nevertheless one best deserted. Calling a degree to cursed is a Band-Help to cowl issue, albeit an comprehensible one. To quote Brittany Pierce: “Sad songs like me in reality sad, and I variety not are trying to be sad.”