What is wrong with the world?
I recently witnessed all the media hype around Jane Goody and her final days. And I’m afraid to say, I felt disgusted instead of sympathetic. Parky seems to agree with me.
I fail to comprehend how she was suddenly treated like some kind of saint or martyr. I fail to see how she was even promoting awareness for cervical cancer considering she was not really raising any money for it nor seemingly spreading any awareness about the same. In my opinion, it was a shameless way of ending her life the same way she had lived it…by wanting that 15 minutes of fame. I am not one to speak ill of the dead but hearing news about her every single day made my stomach churn. Watching her funeral being shown on the news made me nauseous. And finally, having the prime minister of Britain talk about her like some kind of saint…well, that was the last straw.
Now, if she really wanted to spread awareness of cervical cancer, I doubt she would have wanted her wedding aired or have the money for the ‘exclusive’ pictures. All in all, it was nothing but a circus. A sham.
Millions of men and women die of some form of cancer every day. You don’t see them shamelessly parading every aspect of their final days. We had the likes of Jane McGrath and Belinda Emmett who did heaps to promote breast cancer awareness but died in a dignified manner with their families rather than the reality-crazed world watching their every breath.
As harsh as it may sound, I stand by my view.
It is possible that it’s because I hate reality television (Big Brother type shows) and all that it stands for. Mindless rubbish.
But is this what the world is coming to? Are we going to have to see more and more Jane Goodys strut their stuff and have the whole world following it without even thinking critically??
Idiocracy is a high possibility.
Until next time,