Saturday, January 5, 2008

Bitter Pills

There's something I need to get off my chest. I watch the media circus surrounding Brittney Spears and I have to take a step back. I mean... She's a PERSON. She has CHILDREN.

She OBVIOUSLY has some problems. I'm sure some of them are... errr.. pharmaceutical related but I honestly believe she has a larger, more urgent problem. The media and the people surrounding her, feeding the media frenzy, need to STEP OFF and let this woman get some help. In fact, the people in her LIFE, not her public life but her REAL life, need to STEP IN and make sure that happens. Yeah she's a public figure. Yeah, she's got tons of money. Yeah, many people can't stop reading/watching/talking about the train wreck that her life has become. I, however, can.

I've been reading and watching the news about her since her head shaving incident with awe and horror. No more. I wish I could reach out to her, take her by the hand and lead her away from all this nonsense and get her some help. I can't. I know that. Instead, I'll keep her and her children in my prayers and hope that someone who CAN help her... does.

8 comments:

cajunvegan said...

Did you hear that Dr. Phil is now involved? I hope he's doing it for the right reasons and not to get some publicity for himself.

NotAMeanGirl said...

Jesus H. Christ on a POGO STICK! You have got to be kidding me? I cannot STAND that man and I'd be willing to bet his motivations are less than honorable. Damnit. Poor girl doesn't stand a chance with help like him. She needs PRIVATE care.... not more publicity...

liv said...

i dunno where i stand on this. i feel like she's dug some of her own hole here, and i feel like the people surrounding her are crap, and that her family has failed her. still, she has to put ON SOME PANTIES, and decide to want help.

NotAMeanGirl said...

I know what you're saying Liv but I really, truly believe she's got mental health issues. Often times people that have them don't know HOW to want or ask for help. They don't even realize they are having the issues. Its why it bugs me so much.

Mommy's Nintendo said...

Well said!

flutter said...

you know, I used to think she was just a stupid ninny.

But you know? She's ill. She's suffering and her millions don't change that.

NotAMeanGirl said...

flutter

That's exactly my point. That poor woman needs HELP and everyone is too busy gawking at her life and her crazy to give it to her. It sad what the world calls entertainment these days.

zdoodlebub said...

I feel the same way...and I've read many bloggers who've written similar things. That we won't read/watch/take part anymore in anything that violates her space. I hope it makes a difference, I really do. Otherwise, I sense a Princess Di-like tragedy in her future...and then maybe all the vultures will have to...die.