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Why It’s Hard To Be Sympathetic

Reality star Jade Goody is said to have only weeks to live and is currently gracing the front pages of British tabloids daily.  We are being smothered with stories of Jade’s heartache, strength, legacy, marriage, life, kids and so on which is fine but this bombardment is more annoying than tugging at my heart strings.

This weekend Jade was on the news as her neighbours are beginning to tire of the constant barrage of press outside their homes.  Jade was seen screaming “I’ll be dead in a month”.  These are the quotes we’ve been getting from Jade of late, “I’m ready for heaven”, “give me a pill or injection”, “kill me now”.  Why these quotes and why does she feel the need to spend every last second of her life in front of the press.

Many stars have had cancer or have it now and choose to spend what time they have with their loved ones, they concentrate on healing and trying to fight.  Think of Kylie, Anastasia or even poor Patrick Swayze now, these stars have and had their priorities straight.  Jade’s obsession with fame is sickening and somewhat pathetic.

 

Fading Star?

Fading Star?

Last week Miss Goody became Mrs Jack Tweed after marrying her felon Essex yob boyfriend, 21.  Jack was in prison for assault but was granted an early release to spend time with his dying girlfriend.  Jack was given a curfew of 7pm and fitted with an ankle tag which was then taken off so he could spend his wedding night with his wife.  Jade is now pleading with parole officers and government officials to have his tag taken off permanently so he can spend time with his dying wife. 

I may be coming across completely heartless to you all right now but I can only think of what I would be doing in this situation.  The press seem to be painting Jack Tweed in an angelic light, this is a person who assaulted a boy with a golf club… classy and who had cheated on Jade numerous times, does this 21 year old really have Jade’s interests at heart?  Well now that they’re married he is entitled to 50% of everything if indeed she does die.

I’m finding it incredibly hard to feel sorry for Jade as it seems she is still making the same poor choices that she has been making her whole life.  If she does only have weeks to live maybe it’s not the best idea to have camera’s following you 24/7 or constantly giving interviews, maybe time with your boys out of the spotlight would be a good idea.  Until Jade realises what’s important and shows she has evolved as a person I will reserve my sympathies for those who deserve it.

March 2, 2009 Posted by | General, News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment