Originally posted by caitlinfae
Are you really suggesting that because she's a trashy dim celebrity....or so we think...that she doesn't deserve treatment? She's using this
situation to an advantage and not just hers. Many women will benefit. Actually, she's not as dim as we might think....there is a fine business brain
at work, I'm sure, and if you tell me you wouldn't do the same if you were in her position, I would suspect that you are either lying or delusional.
Of course you would.
Where did I say she doesn't deserve treatment?
Please don't put words in my mouth.
What makes me angry is that suddenly, as if by magic, millions of people are falling over themselves to show support and compassion.
A year ago people were vilifying her in the press, she was a running joke throughout society.
A few weeks ago, how many of these people weeping now would have even considered the suffering of people with cancer? How many of them donate money,
donate blood, donate their time or attention? But now, because it's Jade Goody, we must all fall to our knees and writhe in sorrow and grief!
What should happen?
Jade Goody should go through treatment, be with her family instead of with an idiot audience, spend as much time as she can with her kids.
They won't care what money is raised for them, they'll care that their mum wasn't around to spend time with them when it really was limited.
Spreading insane celebrity obsession through posts, groups, mags, papers and everything else is a hollow sentiment, and criticizing others for not
being a devoted worshiper of celebrity and propagating that conviction is even more pathetic.
It's also stupid that it takes a celebrity to become deathly ill for people to follow known medical advice. People should be having checks for
cancer, and they're idiots if they don't. The fact that a celebrity has cancer shouldn't be required to make these idiots think for themselves.
Most of us know a family member or friend who has suffered from cancer. If that wasn't enough to make a person think about their own health then they
are a complete tool for suddenly deciding that a celebrity they don't even know has that impact on them. What does that say about how a person places
celebrity above those they supposedly love?
Jade Goody is a tragic figure in more ways than one, but I refuse to accept that I should be required to feel agonizing pain about her illness simply
because she's famous.
I'll carry on donating to charities, volunteering my time and efforts as I see fit. And I'll leave others to decide if they need a celebrity to tell
them to have screenings.
As for her being a shrewd business woman, I don't think it's that shrewd a move to commit professional suicide on live TV by being a racist bigot.