Tuesday, March 6, 2007

We Should Be Ashamed!

Anna Nicole Smith—one name, three words, constantly on the news. More famous in death than in life, we celebrate her contributions to the shameless world of our entertainment industry. We watch the saga of her death, burial, and her media resurrection. We are somehow delighted that such a famous person had such an estranged relationship with her family. We eat up the “who’s the baby’s daddy” world-wide search, acting like paternity tests don't work anymore. How many guys did she sleep with that could hold this claim? Maury does paternity tests revelations regularly on his show, so how hard could it be to do process of elimination.

I don’t understand this fascination with a seemingly immoral person. Maybe it is because she embodied the problems of the sex-focused culture we live in, like Marilyn Monroe, her idol. While good people die that work in the world for positive change, we are focused on a person who was portrayed as a sexual drug-ingesting goddess (sorry to pass judgment). Oh yeah, there is still a war going on! But even more important, Britney Spears is losing control and shaving her head.

By the way, we are still trying to figure out Monroe's death—makes you wonder how long we will have to live with this.

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