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.