any grotesque or debased likeness or imitation; a lamentable, dreadful, or fatal event or affair; calamity; disaster.
The combination of the words travesty
COmmonly used to describe the current decline of today's youth in reference to who they idolize.
There was a huge car crash today, it was a total tragesty.
Justin Bieber is still a trending topic on Twitter. America's youth is a such a tragesty.