The Jeff Hardy WWE Controversy
The reason many see this angle as poor taste is simple. The WWE has had tragic deaths that were far from written storylines and nothing anyone from WWE would ever have wished for. Eddie Guerrero and Brian Pillman are just two superstars who come to mind, both dead due to drug issues. For the WWE to use a fake tragic situation in order to pull the wool over fan's eyes, seems in poor taste. It was mainly a diversion tactic, so fans would be concerned over Jeff's situation and not notice that Edge was set to return and take the WWE title.
You can argue on the flipside that there's been plenty of other storylines that have come and gone which have been highly controversial in nature. The fans seem to forgive and forget somewhat. Take for example the whole "Mr. McMahon dies in an exploding white limo after Raw" story. Fans were shocked by the story, which was covered on the news but only to note it was a stunt. Despite that, WWE ran fake FBI briefings and showed stories of fans showering WWE headquarters with memorial items for the assumed to be deceased chairman. I'm not sure if you can rule out anything in the WWE anymore as they prey upon controversy to hype up their brand of sports entertainment.
So do you feel the WWE's Jeff Hardy story was done in poor taste or just another WWE angle? Voice your opinions in the comment section below.