Earlier today, we reported the passing of former Mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry and the effect he had on politics and the transformation of the capitol to Chocolate City. However, TMZ took a different route and posted a sensationalize, insensitive headline that disrespect the legacy of Marion Barry.
Did TMZ not know that Marion is a husband, father and well respected in political circles? As his family and constitutes mourn the loss, TMZ makes mockery of a man on the day of his passing. Yes, he did have a drug addiction that he overcame and was re-elected because of his staunch approach to fight for the people of D.C. If the people of D.C. gave him a 2nd chance, who is TMZ to disrespect his legacy?