Gee I'm wild about this topic.
Are other people just as offended by vision of empty Jim Beam cans and cigarettes taped to a tree as a tribute to those 5 teenagers that died in last weeks car accident?
I cannot understand the mentality of some people. Regardless of whether or not drugs and alcohol played a part in the accident, that is not the point.
Someones son/boyfriend/brother/cousin/mate died last weekend. Surely when remembering these people, we find that their life amounted to more than an empty tinny and smokes.
Honestly what is the thinking behind such a tribute? Are they thinking - this is a way of saying "You're a lengend to the end"? Are they saying "Have a drink for me on the other side for us"? Are they saying "We'll have a drink for you"? Or are they just saying of all the memories they have of these people the one that resonates most to them, are those of them drinking?
Anyway you dice it - it is inappropriate and borderline offensive, not just for those kids, but to anyone who has lost a loved one through alcohol and drugs.