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PHOTOS: Too Soon? Chicago Gays Party A La Winehouse with Her Favorite Substances, Vodka and (Fake) Cocaine

Who needs rehab when you got Boystown? Halsted hot spot Scarlet is gaining a reputation on the strip for its weekly theme parties, but have they taken it too far this time? Less than a week after Amy Winehouse was found dead, the bar threw a party to induct the late singer in the 27 Club (along with Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin).

What do you think—too soon or right on target?

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16 Comments

  • Fitz

    It’s not insightful or funny. It’s just mean, and anyone can do mean.

  • Joe

    My hometown is crazy.

  • Riker

    I think if Winehouse were available for comment, she would have loved it.

  • QJ201

    Answer: NO

    If you live your train wreck life in the public eye, the public can make fun of your demise as soon as they can come up with the jokes.

  • nineinchnail

    Disgusting!! Shows how little class SOME Americans have. I say some as it would be false to say otherwise. Maybe a year from now it may have been amuzing.

  • Navi

    waayy too soon

  • ewe

    Go for it.

  • John

    not funny, just tacky and fucking disgusting, all they want is attention! Amy Winehouse was a troubled girl with an amazing talent, why couldn’t they have celebrated her life and music without being so disrespectful and tacky

  • Christina

    I’ve never been an Amy Winehouse fan, but seriously?! Making ANYONE’S death into a joke is repulsive, tacky, and shameful.

  • o

    I wouldn’t be sad or anything if a suicide bomber happened to take out everyone at that party.

  • alan Balehead

    Amy would have loved it…

  • Riker

    @John: Amy herself was known for being disrespectful and tacky…

  • mike128

    This is pathetic.

    And to those who say “amy would have loved it”, do you really believe that? This woman was suffering for years. Addiction is not about “being a train wreck” – as if an addict carries on just because she likes being sloppy. It’s a serious illness.

  • alan Balehead

    There are alot of very unhappy people on here….Amy would have also have told you to grow a life!….

  • Guillermo3

    I’m glad to see that the overwhelming majority of comments,so far,are negative/critical.Sometimes “NEGATIVE” is the most POSITIVE THING ONE CAN DO.Obviously,no one should feel compelled to live in a bell jar,or under a microscope,BUT:The smug,”showing-ass attitudes displayed in these photos reinforce negative stereotypes about the LGBT community.As a “satirical’ or ironic stance they come off as grade “D” high school humor.SADLY,HISTORICALLY OPPRESSED PEOPLE turn to self- destructive behavior as an attempt at escape & out of desperation,BUT, also out of SELF-HATRED. Alcoholism,drug-abuse,and VICIOUS SARCASM are far too prevalent in both the black & LGBT communities.

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