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28th Feb '17 11:21:08 PM momur
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** After the veritable ''flood'' of celebrity deaths in 2016, this practically became a mantra. It got to the point where it was virtually impossible to go on any comment-enabled news-site and read an article about the latest death without approximately 50% of the comments invoking this trope and some even straying into the territory of mocking those genuinely upset by the deaths.
24th Feb '17 12:40:58 PM garthvader
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Arguing that expressing concern about [[FirstWorldProblems a (relatively) small problem]] means that the person doesn't care about any larger problems. A type of Strawman, this fallacy takes the opponent's claim and appends to it the following additional claims:

# That it is not possible to care about big and small problems simultaneously.
# That venting a minor complaint is sufficient proof that the major problem is considered unimportant.
# That if the person irritated over the minor problem did help solve or even cared about the big problems, s/he would then not mind at all that his/her car broke down or whatever the frustration was...or because there are people with worse problems, that person shouldn't complain about a frustration.

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Arguing that expressing concern about [[FirstWorldProblems a (relatively) small problem]] means that the person doesn't care about any larger problems. A type of Strawman, this The fallacy takes can be thought of as a combination of FalseDichotomy, {{Strawman}} and RedHerring, taking the opponent's claim and appends to it the following additional claims:

# That it is not possible to care about big and small problems simultaneously.
simultaneously. (False Dilemma)
# That venting a minor complaint is sufficient proof an assertion that that the major problem is considered unimportant.
# That if the person irritated over the minor problem did help solve or even cared about the big problems, s/he would then not mind at all that his/her car broke down or whatever the frustration was...or because there are people with worse problems, that person shouldn't complain about a frustration.
unimportant. (Strawman / Red Herring)
24th Feb '17 12:37:25 PM garthvader
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A type of [[False Dilemma]], and close cousin of AppealToPity. Often invoked in MiseryPoker. See also, WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency

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A type of [[False Dilemma]], FalseDichotomy, and close cousin of AppealToPity. Often invoked in MiseryPoker. See also, WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency
24th Feb '17 12:36:48 PM garthvader
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A close cousin of AppealToPity. Often invoked in MiseryPoker. See also, WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency

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A type of [[False Dilemma]], and close cousin of AppealToPity. Often invoked in MiseryPoker. See also, WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency
26th Jan '17 8:26:45 AM smittykins
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**Or "what about the non-celebrities who die every day?"
21st Jan '17 12:07:58 PM Sakubara
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** While it is likely supposed to a case of WindmillCrusader, a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJEvTCqToCk live performance in Japan]] naturally replaced the country's name to "Sudan" playing this trope more straight as a result.
15th Jan '17 5:29:11 AM Doug86
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* In ''{{Outnumbered}}'', when Pete tries to get Karen to eat her greens:

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* In ''{{Outnumbered}}'', ''Series/{{Outnumbered}}'', when Pete tries to get Karen to eat her greens:
14th Jan '17 11:01:08 AM Smitty300
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* In the wake of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown the shooting of Michael Brown]] in the US, a number of pundits and politicians downplayed the seriousness of possible police misconduct by saying that black-on-black crime is far worse, falling squarely into this trope.
16th Sep '16 12:54:45 PM Tuckerscreator
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* Discussed in the third book of ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents - The Wide Window''. The author points out that while pointing out that things could be worse might be true, it's still ineffective at distracting oneself from one's current problems, likening it to trying to ignore a pimple on your nose by imagining oneself being attacked by a bear.
1st Sep '16 6:54:14 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* The Music/WeirdAl song "Eat It" opens with the lyrics "How come you're always such a fussy young man/Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran/Well don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan/So eat it, just eat it."

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* The Music/WeirdAl song "Eat It" opens with the lyrics "How come you're always such a fussy young man/Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran/Well don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan/So eat it, just eat it."
" Keep in mind that, when this parody was written, Japan still was an economic superpower, so it's a parody of this way of thinking on top of that.
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