So after the Reichenbach Fall aired there were a load of reaction GIFs made. Obviously.
Some of these were GIFs of the moment Moriarty committed suicide. Some of these added text. The two I’ve seen are “Can’t Deal” flashing and “Surprise, motherfuckers!”
Look. As far as tasteless suicide jokes go, these don’t get much worse. I had a panic attack watching the episode because no one warned me, and while that’s unlikely to happen to me again, it’s not a three am that I like to be reminded of. And reactions worse than mine exist — suicide imagery is triggering, and it’s a fairly common trigger.
I know I’ve said all this before, but I found one in the Cabin Pressure tag today and I’m saying it again. I really don’t like seeing them.
If you think slapping “Can’t deal” over the image of a character committing suicide and using it as a reaction GIF is funny, you are acting like an asshole.