Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Amy Winehouse

Ok, is it just me? Or are you as tired of hearing her name as much as I am? I mean, I'm blogging about her for Pete's sake. This woman seemingly has (or had) it all. Platinum selling albums, critical acclaim, respect in the musical community, 5 Grammys, and a hefty checking account to boot. She might look like a cracked out crazy woman, but she's just a cracked out musical sensation. So, why the disgusting down spiral and increased public interest?

Honestly, I don't really care. I'm tired of hearing about her drug use, emaciated figure, and dysfunctional relationships. There's a thing out there called real news. And while wars are raging, elections are heating up, and natural disasters loom on the horizon, we're worried about how crazy she is, what drugs she's doing, and how weird she looks?!

As insensitive as this sounds, I wish she would just OD and kick the bucket so we could all stop talking about it all together. The world of pop culture is appealing in small doses, but it seems to have taken the focus of a culture that has turned a blind eye to things that really matter?

Why don't we focus on the individuals in the world who actually need, want, and deserve our care, compassion, and aid? There are people out there suffering due to circumstances that are out of their control. They aren't selfish drugged up wastes of life that refuse to help themselves. So, Amy Winehouse, enough with the shock value headlines. Stop walking that edge, and just take a leap already!

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