grief tourist

grief tourist

a person who travels specifically to visit a scene of a tragedy or disaster
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"In my opinion a grief tourist (someone who doesn't know the deceased but leaves a comment) is a terrible person.
Carrying on as normal is much easier if other people behave that way but you're in danger of becoming a grief tourist and becoming obsessed with something which has nothing to do with you and that helps no one.
Posters have hijacked the Facebook page dedicated to Tom, who hanged himself, and accused others leaving poignant messages of being "grief tourists".
Many locals, who complain of the media circus which descends along with scores of grief tourists, are uneasy with their town becoming a self-appointed shop window for very public outbreaks of mourning.
Then there were the grief tourists, streaming slowly and silently in their thousands through the paths and lanes around the trade centre site.
Grief tourists flocked to witness an unprecedented 7-0 wipeout of Ashes winners who had been feted with tickertape 28 days earlier - but Ricky Ponting will have to take his whitewash back to the paint shop on his way to the airport today.