In recent weeks much has been published about Jade Goody and her terminal cancer.
I’m sorry. I really don’t care that much.
It’s not that I’m a heartless bastard, but she is a stranger to me. Yes it is sad that she is so young- in her twenties- and that she leaves two small children. But lots of people die young, leaving children. We do not get the wall to wall coverage of them.
You may be surprised that the one person I DON’T blame for this over-exposure is Jade herself. She has been making as much money as possible from the media (Wedding in “OK” etc) as possible, so as to leave as much money as possible for he boys. Given her career as a ‘C’ list celeb, some have suggested she probably has more money than most, though if it was me I would still worry.
No I blame the idiots in the media (obviously) who think that we want to see it, that parasite Max Clifford, her ‘publicist’ (who will no doubt say he’s just helping her ‘secure her childrens’ future- to him I say “On what percentage?”) and people like you, dear reader. (more…)