Been watching Jade Goody’s cancer story on the news lately and find myself very moved by the whole thing. Its weird for me to be interested in celebrity culture or to be moved by the death, impending or otherwise of one but this is a bit different and possibly the first time a celeb has basically “died” right before our eyes. So is it right that we should all be part of a strangers TV death or should Jade keep to herself in her final days? Poll below:
My own personal feelings are that its very sad to see someone so young and who has made something of herself from very humble beginings, die so horribly. She may not be the sharpest tool in the box as everyone keeps saying (I think she knows a thing or 2 myself) but this just makes her more real and the situation more tragic. Would we care as much if it was a more “well-to-do” celeb? With a rise in young women going for smear tests now which seems to be attributable to Jade’s publicity, surely it can’t be wrong for her story to be so high profile? However, I’d like to ask the following question:
If by some miracle Jade recovers and her cancer goes away, will we be disapointed that the story didn’t play out?