Following on from my post last week about the talented but troubled Amy Winehouse, I am saddened by the terrible news about Jade Goody. It seems her illness has worsened and if reports are to be believed the outlook is now bleak for her.
Jade is a celebrity created totally by the celebrity/reality culture we live in,particularly in the UK. We created her by watching these programmes and though I do not feel guilty for having watched my share I do feel it is awful they way 'we' can create a celerity for celebrity's sake and then just as easily aid their apparent fall from grace! Jade made mistakes but didn't shy away, she faced them head on and apologised and learned from her mistakes. Considering her background I think the girl done good!
Jade has grabbed her 15 minutes of fame with both hands and through hard work and by her optimism and perhaps the freshness of her naivety has become a self made and wealthy young woman. Through this illness she continues to work, be filmed and interviewed to earn money for her family. It is all she knows she can to do.
I just hope and wish and if it will help pray, she is able to watch and steer her two young boys grow into young men. My thoughts go out to her and her two boys.