Wednesday, April 08, 2015

No Such Thing as Bad Publicity?

This post has been on my mind for weeks, I just couldn't find the time to write it. There seems to be an influx of 'bad' celebrities, making the headlines lately.

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Online and on paper, the headlines are full of support for Jeremy Clarkson! This is the man who lost his temper, and hit someone. I'm bringing my children up to understand that using your hands on someone is a very last resort. 

I've never hit anyone in my life (I got into a scuffle on my hen night, but that is a whole other category). Bare in mind my teen is, around, 6'3" and used to do Tae Kwon Do. He knows how to use his hands, but the only moves he still uses are defensive ones (thankfully, only against me teasing him, but the ability is still there). 
My tween is a bit chunkier than his brother, but is more of a sport lover. He still wouldn't consider using his fists.

Why are we supporting a man that hit another man, because he didn't have hot food?!

Then we have the celebrity motormouth KH. I'm sorry, I can't even bring myself to type her name, as I feel it is feeding the fire.

She has been spouting about children's names, depression, dementia, none of it positive. Yet she is still managing to get on television regularly, and is constantly up, front and centre, in the public eye.

Why?
Why are we giving this woman exactly what she wants? If you agree with what she is saying, fine. It's her opinion and she is entitled to it, free speech etc. But if someone went up on social networks complaining about certain religious beliefs, or skin colour, there would be uproar.

It seems that, because she has created this persona of being controversial, we can call it OK.

It's not.

She is intentionally hurting people with her words. I don't want a world where my children will get instantly judged by their beliefs, skin colour, sexual preference, or name?! 

I know that one person can not change the world, but one at a time we can, can't we?

I judge people on my feelings, when I meet them. Even if I don't like them I won't shun them, or put them down. Me not liking someone does not make them bad people. 

I'm a firm believer in 
'It takes all sorts'

Much Love



2 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you, I've not understood why people supported JC, anyone else who assaulted a work colleague would have been sacked, not sure why he should be spared. And oh my Lord don't even get me started on KH, I detest her with passion

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  2. My late mum used to say it takes all sorts to make a world. But more importantly what are you doing calling me motormouth!?

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