much ado about mentally ill celebs

Mental illness is a disease just as much as cancer or chlamydia. It is not elective, it is not fun, and it certainly is not funny. We don’t go around photographing chemotherapy patients, hoping to catch them in a fragile moment.

Molly Oswaks of The Daily Beast wrote a great piece about how our society loves watching celebrities fall apart and how horrible that is for the mentally ill population in her article “From Britney to Byne, Why Do We Love Watching Mentally Ill Celebs?”.

it’s wonderful and very powerful piece, as the above quote depicts.  I highly recommend anyone interested in the mentally ill culture or in celebrity gossip to give it a quick read.

So why is it okay for paparazzi agencies to send out their goons when a young woman is publicly exhibiting symptoms of a mental health emergency? It isn’t. It’s shameful.

Advertisements

leave your two cents. or three, because I'm poor.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s