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Monkees Say They Won't Attend Davy Jones' Funeral Because Family Wants Privacy: Fair or Foul?

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  • WinterLynn 2012/04/07 01:53:45
  • sherie 2012/03/12 18:03:58
    Fair
    sherie
    Yes i agree. The word is respectful.
  • Fashionable60s 2012/03/11 05:53:55
    Fair
    Fashionable60s
    +2
    The family's wishes must be respected. This is a funeral not a concert.
  • Dawn 2012/03/10 18:07:26
    Fair
    Dawn
    They're just being respectful. They know if they go then the tabloids & paparazzi will be all over it because the rest of the band is there. Someone DIED, but there's no getting through to the leeches.
  • Dave 007 2012/03/10 13:04:33
    Fair
    Dave 007
    They don't want those 60 year old grannies to cause a riot.
  • Brian Tristan MacQuillan 2012/03/10 09:57:21
    Fair
    Brian Tristan MacQuillan
    Sting did not attend his mother's funeral out of respect for her and his family; because of all the attention, and photographers he would have attracted. People do not realize the lack of privacy that the famous give up.
  • Jaiheena Star 2012/03/10 04:44:47 (edited)
  • Anonymous Coward218 2012/03/09 22:01:36
    Fair
    Anonymous Coward218
    +1
    Keeping it FAMILY ONLY is the only way to ensure it doesn't become a media frenzy...
  • Quazimoto 2012/03/09 20:43:51
    Fair
    Quazimoto
    +1
    It's called respect.
  • Krissy 2012/03/09 16:16:09
    Foul
    Krissy
    I can understand y! but denying his probably best friends! thats foul...
  • Lucid 2012/03/09 14:44:11 (edited)
    Foul
    Lucid
    they can still keep it private AND allow his good friends to attend. The Monkees were a huge part of Davy's life and really should be allowed to pay their respects. Davy doesnt just belong to his family, he belongs to all those who were part of his life and loved him.

    Its fair of them to respect the families wishes.

    I have been prevented from attending a funeral before and I can tell you its really not nice.
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/03/09 08:40:56
    Fair
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    I admire their respect for his family.
  • Balladeer-PWCM-POTL 2012/03/09 07:53:06
    Fair
    Balladeer-PWCM-POTL
    a person deserves to be buried with dignity...if that is the family's wish...let it be so...personally i have had enough of modern day 'gangster' funerals
  • DoxieDad 2012/03/09 06:15:52
    Foul
    DoxieDad
    +1
    This smells of sour grapes on the part of the family. I can understand not wanting a public funeral but to exclude friends like these just seems unfair.
  • Not Einstein 2012/03/09 03:56:35
    Fair
    Not Einstein
    My guess is that the remaining three will have a quiet and heartfelt memorial to send Davy off.
  • Squeaken458 2012/03/09 03:37:45
    Fair
    Squeaken458
    it's very fair. They had their times together. R.I.P. Davy Jones. Day Dream Believer!
  • Pinball Wizard 2012/03/09 02:46:44
    Fair
    Pinball Wizard
    They may have seen Davy & his family at the funeral home. It's nice they are respecting the families request.
  • Rich 2012/03/09 02:24:36
    Foul
    Rich
    +2
    I think it's foul simply because they should be allowed to pay their respects. I don't know how close they remained over the years, but they at one time in their lives were like brothers. Shouldn't they be considered as family because of this? However, if the family is going to have a second memorial service to allow the public to attend, then I agree. We all should be allowed to pay our final respects to those we know and or love. The family should understand.
  • k.a.walker 2012/03/09 01:42:36
    Fair
    k.a.walker
    Its their decision and its sounds like it is out of respect for the family.
  • NYCbrit 2012/03/09 01:13:06
    Fair
    NYCbrit
    I suppose, if the family requested it. But it's not as if the Monkees are such big stars it would turn a funeral into more of a circus. The press will likely be sniffing around anyway.
  • Roger P 2012/03/08 23:50:12
    Fair
    Roger P
    There are other ways they can pay their respects without attending a private service.
  • Joe Hanna 2012/03/08 23:39:36
    Fair
    Joe Hanna
    Sounds like they're being respectful to the family.
  • mamacrash 2012/03/08 23:27:49
    Fair
    mamacrash
    A funeral is not a place for fans to make a scene and even though they are 'family' they want privacy for Davy's bio family. They can pay their respect at another time and give their sympathy in a private way/place.
  • Brightsprite62 2012/03/08 23:07:45
    Fair
    Brightsprite62
    +1
    They are Honoring the families request. How would that be foul? I'm glad they care enough to think of someone other then themselves.
  • Salonje 2012/03/08 23:02:57
    Fair
    Salonje
    If the family wants privacy they should respect that.
  • mwf122090 2012/03/08 22:04:28
    Fair
    mwf122090
    +1
    I have a massive amount of respect for them. Even though they were probably just as close as family, their presence would probably draw media attention that the family would probably be upset about. It's good to see that celebrities are capable of treating other people with respect!
  • Thomas Olson 2012/03/08 21:45:21
    Fair
    Thomas Olson
    Respecting the family's wishes is always fair.
  • Cookielane 2012/03/08 21:17:56
    Foul
    Cookielane
    +3
    They shot to stardom together and because of each other. They should be there to see him off.

    Nice of them to respect the wishes of the family, foul of the family to rob them of their chance to say goodbye.
  • Wyveryx 2012/03/08 20:28:54
    Fair
    Wyveryx
    Gotta respect their decision in this day and age where a lot of celebrities feel entitled to do what they want.
  • george 2012/03/08 20:23:29
    Fair
    george
    You would think these guys were like brothers but ultimately it's the family's decision and they should respect that
  • stephanie 2012/03/08 19:52:40
    Fair
    stephanie
    +1
    Thats what the family wants. Not much more to say.
  • sjalan 2012/03/08 19:52:30
    Fair
    sjalan
    A memorial service later with the public would be best.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/03/08 19:47:55 (edited)
  • cmdrbnd007 2012/03/08 19:43:20
    Fair
    cmdrbnd007
    If it's the family's wish then they should abide by it.
  • I Wish I Were A Skywalker..... 2012/03/08 19:20:06
    Fair
    I Wish I Were A Skywalker... ~ In Television I Trust
    +3
    Just because they aren't attending his funeral doesn't mean they don't miss him. They're in mourning, but they're aware that the family is as well, and don't want to interfere. His family was with him since the start, and though clearly his bandmates were important to him, it's great that they're respecting their wishes.
  • Pam 2012/03/08 19:00:55
    Fair
    Pam
    Good for them, this is for the family and people showing up to gawk at the surviving Monkees will disrupt it.
  • Wanderer 2012/03/08 18:59:19
    Fair
    Wanderer
    It's a very harsh thing to have to do but the familys wishes must be respected,my heart goes out to these guys..having been very closely associated with many bands over the years I know that when one joins a band they become your second family and to be asked not to attend for any reason must have been devastating for all concerned. They're decision to respect the familys wishes shows that their respect for Davy is alive and well and they to understand the drawbacks of their prescence at the funeral.
  • in vino veritas 2012/03/08 18:57:38
  • flyingseaturtle BN 2012/03/08 18:56:11
    Fair
    flyingseaturtle BN
    +5
    I think it is both fair and foul...The family wants their privacy. I also think it is sad that people that knew each other for decades can't attend the funeral.
  • john brenni 2012/03/08 18:54:07

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