Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor - Hollywood legend, especially dead

As you may have heard, Elizabeth Taylor has died at 79. Her legacy in Hollywood is cemented. Here is the thing that bothers me. Prior to her death, she was mainly the brunt of marriage/divorce jokes. In addition, she was also mocked for supporting Michael Jackson amid the molestation charges.

Rarely did anyone even bring up her name. Now that she has died, celebrities old and young are publicly declaring their admiration for her. They showed a young actress on t.v saying that Taylor was a fashion icon.I would bet you that that actress has never ever seen one of her films.

When people die, they suddeny become angelic.

I'm all for paying respect to the dearly departed if you were close to him/her when
they were alive and you actually knew that person. But I hate seeing people act so p.c and saying what they are supposed to say for the sake of p.r.

Michael Jackson,the true king of pop, was also a laughing stock. Remember Wacko Jacko? Once he dies, the molestation jokes go away and the somber commentaries return praising his musical contributions and his humanitarian work. His Music sales also sky rocket. The phoniness is too much to handle.

The moral of the story? Don't wait for someone to die before you praise them. Also if a person was an a-hole when they lived, it's o.k to say say he/she was an a-hole dead.

Keep it real.


  1. she was pretty back in the day....thats about it. Horrible actress.

  2. I'm already working on Charlie Sheen's eulogy, Israel! What you're saying is absolutely true and it irritates me, too. When Elvis Presley died, critics called it "a great career move" because people instantly forgot about his faults and excesses and the fact that he had become a bloated hulk who couldn't remember the lyrics to his own songs. Multitudes stampeded to the store to buy product bearing his name.

  3. Doesn't this happen anytime someone famous dies? Their work appreciates in value and everyone only has good things to say? Maybe they're afraid of being haunted by Wacko Jacko's scary ass!

  4. I think it's deemed "disrespectful" to diss someone once they are dead. I get that. Elizabeth Taylor was an icon in her day.

  5. She was one of my mom's favorites! I think she was beautiful and had the prettiest eyes!

  6. I am all about keeping it real! You made some great points. Points to remember with real people in our lives, too.

    BTW, your Naughty By Nature burger is ready.

  7. Just checking back to read any postings you may have written.

    I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

  8. You're making such a good point here, it's crazy.
    What the hell is wrong with this world? The more I think about all the phoniness + the ignorance...

    Someone had to say it. Amen!

  9. Your point is right on it. But that's the thing is with celebrities and sometimes unfortunately family members.

    Hopefully maybe we can change?