Whitney Houston was a great entertainer. Most of you have heard of her death. What bothers me the most about when celebrities die is the information the media chooses to discuss. Of course, we all know that quite a few celebrities have dealt with alcohol and drug use. That is also something that common people deal with also, but typically, that is something most people don’t hear about in the media. The media is really not concerned with those who aren’t in the spotlight, in my opinion. Whitney’s drug addiction was constantly being discussed at the time of her death. That bothers me a lot, as with other celebrities who have passed on.
What we have learned as a race is that it doesn’t matter what good someone contributes to the world, rather, we harp on the bad things surrounding their being. Personally, what Whitney did in her personal life isn’t any of my business. Not that I’m not genuinely concerned about the health and the well-being of humans as a whole, but drug and alcohol use are very serious issues. People live with them everyday and we don’t always understand the reasoning behind it or why they continue to indulge in their behaviors. Instead of judging people for their sicknesses, the media makes the decision to turn their deaths into juicy gossip or to remind people of their pains in their lives. It has always been a consistent thing with the media. It’s distasteful. It’s insane. It’s absurd and I’m sure it’s most definitely something people wouldn’t want to be remembered for.
I feel bad for her family, her fans (myself included) and herself. I wish her family the very best. May she rest in peace.