Skip to comments.Ashley Anne Riggitano, a New York Fashionsta jumps to her death after Facebook argument
Posted on 02/08/2013 10:19:25 AM PST by nickcarraway
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Woo recalled that early last month, Riggitano was supposed to take part on a major trade show that the design house was participating in, but called in sick. A short time later, she took another sick day.
According to the jewelry designer, Riggitano began working for the company on a part-time basis in January, and was only at work about two days a week.
I doubt that, hitting the water from that height is like hitting concrete.
It’s life in what they would like to think of as The Fast Lane, a la Sex and the City, and the entire NYC faux-culture
of “achievement”, but this Life in the Fast Lane,with minor
players, used bumper cars. New York, as Charlie Daniels once said, gives us
“the best and the worst of everything”. That was probably more than 20 years ago—in our own time,the best diminishes daily, as the worst takes over.
What was the Fakebook argument about, the greatest guitar player? Smash or Van Hellen?
I would like to see one match my 30 day no shower criteria, a splash here, a splash there, you are the only unit available gotta move, the smell, oh the smell.
Someone should say this, so I will: What an absolute shame. How Godawful that someone that young should feel so bad over something so ultimately trivial that they kill themselves.
Respectfully disagree. It helped me through panic attacks during a rough period in my life. And it allows me to go back to sleep when I wake up during the night for no reason, which has been going on for years.
Like anything else, abuse it and you may die. Use it correctly and it helps.
There seems to be more to the story than her just getting upset over a Facebook ‘bullying’. She seems to be a very troubled girl and I doubt the NY City ‘fashionista’ life helped much.
Unstable people were killing themselves over arguments with friends long before the arguments happened on Facebook. To me, blaming social media is akin to blaming guns for gun deaths.
I’m sure she led a very “dramatic” life and was up on all the useless pop culture trivia.
At that age very few problems are insurmountable. Nothing someone says to you should be cause for suicide, and I’ve had people say awful hateful things to me, some of which were true and I deserved.
THAT’s a handbag? I didn’t take that much stuff to BSA Summer Camp, in the 50s. LOL.
“People like to betray people. There is something in people that they just want to betray somebody “That’s him over there!” They want to deliver you up. Like they delivered Jesus. They want to be the one to do it.” - Bob Dylan (from an interview.)
A permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Sorry folks but I cannot find any humour in the the death of such a young person.
It pains me to think that this young woman, on a momentary fit of outburst, threw away everything she might have been..
Who she might have loved...
Whose who loved her...
Was her life so painful or so empty that it was no longer worth living?
Or is this generation so shallow (What the hell is a fashionista?) that it cannot bear the slightest of injury to their ego.
Maybe this is the result of praising every child as "special" even when they are just average.
Raising their expectations beyond their ability(or willingness) to achieve their unreal dreams.
And when life doesn't recognize their uniqueness they go on an rampage or commit suicide.
I fear this is the bitter harvest of sowing our seeds on sour ground....
I was raised in a loving and supportive home but I was also tampered with the reality of life.
Very little "poof of Tinkerbells fairy dust from culturally rich NYC but with hard work and dirty sweat on deep rich, Tennessee soil.
I pray she finds the peace in death that eluded her in life.....
Jewelry, clothing, hair, makeup, accessories — all the things that make life worthwhile.