Jade Goody dies

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  1. Blakely028 macrumors regular

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  2. thecritix macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry I just can't stand how hypocritical everyone is being.

    She's a racist! Does no one now remember the Shilpa Shetty incident?

    She's done well providing for her children with the publicity but she's basically queen of the scum in England, all the scum love her and look up to her.

    It's awful that someone like this should be a role model and that young women now seek to emulate her 'success' rather than seeking to better themselves by working hard at school or by become doctors or scientists.
     
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    Isn't it nice to see someone taking something positive from such a sad thing....!

    A mother dies on Mother's Day and you feel like berating her!

    My mother always taught me, 'if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything at all....'

    (Yes, i see the slight hypocrisy in this statement but it's better to be a hypocrite than someone so negative)
     
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    Now that is a load of bollocks.
     
  5. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps you should all get off your upper class horses......
     
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    RIP Jade :(
    I wasn't keen on many of her decisions throughout the last few years but who am I to judge.
     
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    :confused:

    I point out that hypocricy is wrong, no matter what and you accuse me (of who you know less than zero) as uperclass.

    Chip. Shoulder. Much?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, I woke up and thought it was a shame, especially on Mother's Day :(
     
  9. After G macrumors 68000

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    Wow, Mother's day is March in the UK.
    Learn something new every day.

    Mothering Sunday for those who were momentarily confused like myself.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    What about all the other people who have died today from cancer?

    Where are their headlines?
     
  11. skunk macrumors G4

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    I doubt if anyone here is "upper class".

    They weren't obnoxious enough to merit a headline.
     
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    No, but my horse is.
     
  13. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Very true. Plus they didn't have an obnoxious manager milking everything for all it's worth.
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    "Upper class" is not the same as "high"...



    ;)
     
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    I'm not keen on Jade (my partner is obsessed with her) but it's fair to say her racist comments reflected her lack of education (not her fault) rather than any prejudice.

    It's notable that she profusely apologised afterwards, and her and Shetty have visited each other at home several times since. (Shetty flew in to see her recently.)

    I'm cynical about the publicity. I think it mainly served to enrichen and further the career of Max Clifford, who is a walking slimebag.

    Someone made a good point - why is it laudable for a highly educated person to make a big thing out of dying slowly, with public appearances, books, genteel interviews etc, whereas a poorly educated person gets criticised for doing exactly the same thing?

    Jade had her faults, but she took what little she had and went a long way with it.

    I've heard, I don't know if it's true, that she had an excellent work ethic - she turned up on time, returned calls, co-operated with staff, etc. Stuff like that goes a long way with media people - they like reliable people, not whiny wannabes who always turn up late.
     
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    what did she actually do? I know she was on big brother and that she was accused of making a racial slur, but did she actually do anything constructive for society?
     
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    Seems like she had two beautiful children. That's something positive :).
     
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    She got her bits out on the TV. Sadly, a sure fire way to fame and fortune in the UK.
     
  19. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Meh. That argument gets trotted out every time someone you don't like gets a mention in the paper. We had a couple of days of weeping over Natasha Richardson in the broadsheets, and I didn't have a clue who she was.

    Jade Goody took her chance and made the most of it. Reading some comments here, you get the idea that some would like the proles kept in their place... except very few here have had the upbringing she did:

    I think it's a sad story, but it's helped persuade many more young women to have smear tests. It doesn't cost anything to have a charitable thought for her and her kids today.
     
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    She was a person first and foremost. She may have lacked the sophisticated background to overcome or hide the racism that is a natural instinct for everyone.

    I understand your dismay but you don't need to be a hypocrite to feel for her.
     
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    Never heard of her until now. So she was famous for being famous. While it's unfortunate that someone so young had to endure all that, I don't see a need for any exceptional regrets because of who she was. I'll reserve my sympathy today for the families of Mark Dunakin, Ervin Romans, Daniel Sakai, and Jon Hege.
     
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    I was unaware of just how awful her childhood circumstances were. That's quite a journey.
     
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    Since August she has done alot to raise the profile of cervical cancer and the importance of smear tests.
     
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    Putting aside people's perception of Jade Goody, I think if there is a point to be made out of all of this then this is probably it.

    I was unaware until a friend told me last week that there is currently debate in the UK about the raising (or at least not reducing) the minimum age for smear tests for cervical cancer. She has at least brought this to the public's attention and in some way might make a difference for other young women going forward.
     
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