“When a comedian dies tragically, the headline always reads: ‘sad clown,’” Greg Gutfeld said in his monologue about Robin Williams’ death on “The Five” tonight.
“When the lovable commit suicide, platitudes will flow. You hear people say ‘He had so much going for him’ and ‘He was so funny,’ as if both prevent suicide. But clinical depression creates an added layer of self-loathing because to the outside world, you have all your parts, yet inside you’re broken.”
Gutfeld remarked that Williams was known for his addiction problems, the un-stigmatized treatment for depression.
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“You’re the life of the party if you drink but unstable seeing a shrink,” he said.
Gutfeld said that Williams often performed for the troops, and 22 veterans commit suicide per day.
“They were not sad clowns and they never will ever trend on Twitter. Williams understood that, we should too,” he said.
H/T: Fox News