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Jade Goody 'represented wretched Britain'. - April 7th 2009, 04:13 PM

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Goody, who died of cervical cancer at the age of 27, was regarded by many as a national treasure who overcame the disadvantages of her birth to achieve fame and fortune.



Her supporters included the presenter Stephen Fry, who hailed her as "a kind of Princess Di from the wrong side of the tracks". However, Sir Michael was damning in his judgment of Goody and the media circus which surrounded her in life and in death.



"Jade Goody has her own place in the history of television and, while it's significant, it's nothing to be proud of. Her death is as sad as the death of any young person, but it's not the passing of a martyr or a saint or, God help us, Princess Di," he said.



"When we clear the media smoke screen from around her death what we're left with is a woman who came to represent all that's paltry and wretched about Britain today. She was brought up on a sink estate, as a child came to know both drugs and crime, was barely educated, ignorant and puerile. Then she was projected to celebrity by Big Brother and from that point on became a media chattel to be manipulated and exploited till the day she died."

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Re: Jade Goody 'represented wretched Britain'. - April 7th 2009, 04:25 PM

Gotta love Sir Michael for being honest about her. It's pathetic but then Britain is becoming more stupid and celebrity obsessed. She had no talent except extraordinary stupidity - East Anglia is not abroad - which is seen as a good thing in today's society, she milked the press although they deserve it and she represents the lowest common denominator. Why work to become famous like Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry or Natasha someone (the actress who just died) when you can be a bigoted idiot and still earn millions

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Re: Jade Goody 'represented wretched Britain'. - April 7th 2009, 05:26 PM

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Gotta love Sir Michael for being honest about her. It's pathetic but then Britain is becoming more stupid and celebrity obsessed. She had no talent except extraordinary stupidity - East Anglia is not abroad - which is seen as a good thing in today's society, she milked the press although they deserve it and she represents the lowest common denominator. Why work to become famous like Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry or Natasha someone (the actress who just died).


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