What's wrong with ruin rubbernecking

Noreen Malone makes The Case Against Ruin Porn.
By presenting Detroit, and other hurting cities like it, as places beyond repair, [ruin porn pics] in fact quash any such instinct. Looked at as a piece of art, they're arresting, compelling, haunting ... but not galvanizing. Our brains mentally file these scenes next to Pompeii rather than a thriving metropolis like Chicago, say, or even Columbus.