We cannot even imagine the kinds of horrid it must be to lose two much loved family members in a matter of days. Billie Lourd is suffering one of the worst kinds of hurt.
But if any kind of positive can be taken from this, it’s that a community can pull around and show an outpouring of love so strong that it rivals a Jedi’s power in force.
We’ve had the Jedi Order denied as an organised religious group (poo you, people in charge), however, no one can deny that it’s strength has been felt over the last few days. And it’s not just the robe-wearing, lightsaber-swinging family that has come forward to send love and respect to Billie Lourd. ‘Scream Queens’ fans are standing side-by-side their Jedi brothers and sisters.
And it’s beautiful:
billie lourd is the STRONGEST PERSON EVER she literally deserves the world she's been so brave through all this
— lara (@leiaskywIker) January 2, 2017
I can't believe that Debbie Reynolds passed away. Billie Lourd is so young to have to carry so much grief at once. Bless you child.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) December 29, 2016
May the force be with Billie Lourd today ❤
— Billie Lourd Germany (@BillieLourdGer) January 5, 2017
— 12 Days' TK-007 (@TK007icensed) December 31, 2016
Even Gary the dog, who belonged to her mum, is there for her:
This is Billie Lourd. She is Carrie's daughter and soon to be my new housemate. I can't wait. Hope she like to cuddle and doesn't mind drool pic.twitter.com/b0XBsWgNyb
— Fans of Gary (@Gary_TheDog) December 30, 2016
And the good people of Twitter are NOT impressed with these antics:
People seriously sneaked up to Carrie's house to take pictures of Billie Lourd at her mother's and grandmother's funeral! I am disgusted!
— I'M WITH MERYL (@jlangestreeper) January 6, 2017
Seriously Paparzzo Billie Lourd, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are grieving and are not there for you to make money leave them alone fuckers
— THANK YOU CARRIE 💖 (@melindaqrey) January 6, 2017
Blown away at the disrespect shown towards Billie Lourd lately. Let the girl mourn in peace & privacy.
— Michaela Gallagher (@xomichaelaxo_) January 6, 2017
Well, exactly! It’s 100% ok to show your love and support on the socials, but to disrespect someone’s privacy and personal space at a time like this? Not cool.
@billielourd I Wish you Physical Strength , in This Difficult and Sad Time
I Wish You A lot of Energy , Everything to Manage
— Erik D (@myerikd) January 6, 2017
And her ‘Scream Queens’ co-star sums it up pretty nicely:
There are no words. Just that we all want 2 surround Billie with loving strength & support. Please give her space media. Please. Please.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) December 29, 2016
This love and support has been felt. The power of well wishes has had an effect:
May the force be with you, Billie.
How do you feel about the actions of those photographers, stealing into the private memorial? Share your thoughts in the comments below.