That bit of iconography feels strange, particularly since the other bit of news convulsing social media this weekend and into this week is a debate about the value of a young black man’s life. The circumstances are entirely different, of course, and the comparison somewhat unfair. But Glee always took pride in the diversity of its cast, and whatever the show’s own faults in practice, there was always something rather encouraging about the way teenagers flocked, specifically, to that. Monteith’s Finn reached down from the best position of power high school offers, the football team, and insisted that outcasts were worth knowing. And in a weekend of unquestionably bad news for teenagers in America, black or otherwise, maybe the only hopeful thing to take away is that at least in this one case the adulation and fandom actually stood for something beyond his beauty or “hotness” or even his talent.