I like to watch MTV and know quite much about the modern days "stars". Compared to them Elvis looked extremely humble and down to earth (even with his flashy suits and clothing). Every interview with people that knew Elvis or worked with him shows that Elvis was a very friendly and honoust person.
Knowing that, it's tough to see and hear all those "jokes" about Elvis and the lack of respect for his work and achievements. Especially disgusting when you consider how sick/ill Elvis physically and mentally exhausted he was during the last part of his life.
People seem to forget that Elvis was the first real solo superstar. Nowadays artists can do good what Elvis did wrong. Even the music industry didn't knew than how to handle millionselling superstars throughout a career.
A shame that people lower themselves to make cheapshots to someone who did basicly nothing wrong to other artists or persons (AND who can't defend himself). His life was life a Greek tragedy... His death (or the road to it) is nothing to make jokes about.