Dear various forms of media:
You should be disappointed in yourselves. I address this to various forms, simply because you are all wildly disheartening and helping one another invent entirely new lows. You should be ashamed and I hope, as you deposit that pay check and sip Cristal that it feels better than the harm you cause.
You are enabling and encouraging inhumanity, lack of morality, and ruthless behavior on so many levels.
Needless to say (and I will plead guilty), though you have been: bookmarked, recorded, perused while waiting impatiently in airport terminals and dentist offices, you have been at the click of a button and have assisted in numerous conversations dripping with your malice filled gossipy words, like candy to a five year old- that leaves you sick to your stomach after digestion; I. am. done. with. you.
Your mother should be heartbroken. Your mother, who wanted you to inspire, wanted you to intrigue, to charm and captivate your audience and serve as a platform for greatness to be shown; you have taken her hope and made it cheap. Easy. Dishonest. and nauseating.
Paparazzi- I hope you are proud that you have jeopardized your moral fiber for the sake of empty recognition. We don't know you. We don't care to. You have created a successful career as professional stalkers- laws should be made against you, so you can reconsider your "art" and turn it into something good. You can buy cameras with a better zoom....please give the celebrities space to blink. Plus, I wouldn't dare call yourselves photographers- Ansel Adams is offended in his grave.
Associated Press- An obituary for Britney Spears? Though we have turned her into a social experiment, and made her a brand, like Pepsi- she still has a beating heart. We have become unattached and watch her drown in a fishbowl we refuse to let her escape, because we've all become too bored with our own lives to watch such a "fascinating" character disappear from our daily dose. Meanwhile we continue tapping on the glass to see if she'll be responsive. She needs help. We can judge her and call her crazy flippantly, but writing an obituary for someone who is breathing is as tactless as running photos of a dead body in a morgue.
News broadcasts, gossip magazines, The View (who didn't mention a single positive thing about Heath Ledger this morning, but debated the "brooding" actor stereotype, to turn his life into a "story"), TMZ, talks shows, MTV, VH1, E!, every. single. network. and media outlet....you have an incredible power- Persuasive, effective and VAST power. You have lost sight of the ability to use it in a way that is effective on a positive level.
We already have enough struggle in our own lives and in the world. You have created false realities, unreasonable standards, cruel behavior, perpetuated negative body image, planted seeds of fear and hatred, and made us believe it is "ok" to objectify and expose human beings without even a thought of the harm you are implementing.
I am saddened by you. You have let us down. And I do hope, that sometime soon you can regain your dignity.