saying he deserved jail time just for watching child porn is a little crazy to me. That’s like saying you killed someone because you watched their death video, so you deserve to go to prison. He didn’t hurt anyone directly, and the amount of shit he got was insane and unnecessary. And as for not getting help, maybe he didn’t realize he needed any. It’s impossible to get inside his head and know what he was thinking but it’s painfully obvious that he was depressed, and that fact was obvious before any of this happened. If you watch interviews of him from years ago, it was clear something was wrong with him mentally. He had a strange upbringing, and honestly, thinking about how he was a child actor in Hollywood once, he probably faced a lot of real sexual abuse himself when he was a kid. There’s a reason behind everyone’s mental illness, and Mark is no exception. He still deserved to be treated like a normal person with problems rather than an irredeemable monster. I’m sure that really made him feel like he had any chance of a normal life again.
Overall, I understand where people like you are coming from, but it doesn’t change how I feel about this situation. It’s heartbreaking to me to see someone be treated this way after his death. He meant a lot to a lot of people, and it is okay for him to be missed and mourned. No one is defending his mistakes, but people have to understand that he was so much more than his illness.