It's been six days since Whitney Houston died and I can't get away from the coverage. CNN devoted over an hour of programming to "remembering Whitney" tonight and for the life of me I can't figure out why.
Look, I'm not an insensitive pr**k, but let's face facts, people overdose and die EVERY DAY and most of us don't bat an eyelash, but when a celebrity goes on a path of self destruction and kills themselves suddenly they are a saint who needs to be remembered. What's the matter, Charlie Sheen didn't take his addiction far enough for everyone? People said he was a doped up animal, but HE lived. Would everyone have ignored his recent exploits and sanctified him if he'd died? Seeing her blood means we forget Whitney did this to herself? Just because she sang a few hit songs in the 90's we put her on a pedestal? Seems like a sliding / warped scale of morality to me.
I'm not saying that she doesn't deserve remembrance, but IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON. A sudden and unexpected death is a tragedy. What she did is called being a junkie and paying the price for it.