Personal criticisms of Vicky Karayiannis are from a few her public statements, claims, stories, particular antagonistic interactions with others I've witnessed on social media, and her likely untruthfulness surrounding Chris's death.
I do not encourage ill intent her way.
Alternative Nation is a rock music media website that, according to their bio, “covers alternative rock's biggest bands and has featured interviews with members of bands. . .” I don’t know how much credibility Alternative Nation carries but personally, I find them to be mediocre and biased with mundane journalistic delivery. The narrative of Chris Cornell, who allegedly abused prescription medication, suffered severe depression that lead to his supposed suicide has been pushed predominantly by his widow, Vicky Karayiannis.
Vicky’s incessant documentation of her tweets, activities, photos and video clips through Alternative Nation lead me to recognize her tactics; garner sympathy from grieving fans of Chris.
For 11 months, I’ve seen article after article featuring Vicky interacting with anyone who expresses warmth towards her, condolences to additional details Vicky provides to her several changed stories. Vicky, up until recently, had never documented or responded to any questions from those who criticize her, questions outside of the suicide narrative.
Anything news related to Chris has almost always been exclusively reported by Alternative Nation, some of which are not what you would call “news worthy” with such headlines as: “CHRIS CORNELL’S BANDMATE REVEALS TEXT SINGER SENT HIM ABOUT HEAVEN OR HELL”, “CHRIS CORNELL’S WIDOW REACTS TO AUDIOSLAVE REUNION PERFORMANCE”, “CHRIS CORNELL’S WIDOW BRAVELY REVEALS HOW SHE OVERCOMES CRYING AND SCREAMING”, “CHRIS CORNELL’S FRIEND REVEALS WHY OSCARS SNUB AS EDDIE VEDDER PLAYED WAS A BIT IRONIC . . .”
Whenever I search "Chris Cornell" on the internet with the hopes of finding anything new surrounding the circumstances of his death, I get Alternative Nation.
The particular articles I criticize are what I believe to be an ulterior motive. Despite all the forensic evidence of foul play, Chris’s clean toxicology report, the conflicting stories and timelines, Vicky has been heavily active on social media and continues a pursuit to keep the reported lies alive.
Remember, it's an uninformed public, voluntary ignorance, the power of repetition, and the appeal to authority are the reasons why evil people get away with their crimes and roam the Earth unscathed.
The reason for me analyzing the specific articles is to help expose all the lies that are being spewed forth by Vicky, to demonstrate her maneuvers, using the fans and the appeal to emotion. She is not the victim in these circumstances nor do I believe she suddenly is an advocate for mental health issues, suicide prevention, the opioid epidemic or, according to her new Twitter status, “to help the world’s most vulnerable children.”
11 months have passed and one of the things I’ve learned about Vicky Karayiannis is that she was or is a publicist.
“Now the truth will set you free, but all you had was lying in you,
So you built a cage for me, all the while pretending to be,
A living saint with a thorny crown,
And me condemned to be your clown. . .” -CHRIS CORNELL; MURDERER OF BLUE SKIES.