Saturday, June 27, 2009

Enough

I try not to get into the fray too much on this blog. Mainly because this blog is more of a general blog about parenting, infertility and my daily life. But sometimes I cannot keep thinking something without wanting to post it. So, if I offend anyone with this, realize its my opinion and your opinion can differ and you can write your opinion on your forum.

I am into celebrity death as much as the next person (okay, maybe a bit more--as previously stated on this blog, I follow this site.
However, I think the 24/7 coverage is going overboard. I don't get the HUGE public mourning. Mourning should be for his family and close friends. Fans and strangers can mourn so many other ways, I am unsure that this public display is suited for this particular man. This is a man who was a deeply flawed individual, someone who most probably molested children. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED LOVED him when I was 12. I have a picture somewheres of me snuggling up to my poster of him on my bedroom wall. He was soo handsome then. His songs then were wonderful. I watched and watched those videos. But I grew up. And he did not. I found a moral balance in my life. He did not. Would I let this man near my children?? Not for all the money in the world. So yes, it is sad that he died. It is tragic. It is also tragic that no one could seem to help him (read Lisa Marie's blog--very sincere). But frankly, he is dead. Let's mourn him by playing his songs and move on.

5 comments:

~Jess said...

Agreed: I think too many of the people in this world are completely whacked as far as prioritizing...why is his death (yes, he was talented, but yea he went off the deep-end) gets more attention than all these other SERIOUS crisis going on.

Caro said...

Completely agreed. Even the BBC is going completely overboard - at least half the news the day before yesterday was about him.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Totally agree! There are so many things about the coverage that is annoying - I won't even go into it. Enough already!

Neenie said...

Agree- ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!

Valerie said...

Amen to that. I am so sick of hearing about it....

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