For all the years I’ve been blogging I’ve scrupulously avoided celebrity blogging because the subject doesn’t interest me.
It’s time to make an exception.
We have been exposed to the Britney Spears meltdown for a couple of years. Was most of it a publicity stunt? I don’t know.
Certainly Britney has shown extremely poor judgement in her choice of men, her flashing the papparrazzi, her drinking and driving – and her insistence on driving herself after her license was revoked, her shaved head, and on and on, in ever-descending circles.
But if it started as a publicity stunt, it has now become a health issue. She’s been confined to a mental hospital, probably against her will, for at least a few days. Now a court has placed her and her estate under temporary conservatorship:
Conservatorships are created to care for people deemed by a court to be incapable of taking care of themselves or managing their finances. A court appoints another individual or organization to act as the person’s “conservator,” taking charge of the person’s care or finances or, in some cases, both.
Her father is now conservator.
A year ago The Manolo wisely stopped wanting to ridicule Britney.
Now all I can wish for is that the media will stop playing games with this very troubled woman who should be given time and privacy to restore her health.
As for celebrities being “role models”, I don’t buy into that, either. Either you behave with integrity or you don’t, and children will recognize that in the adults around them. They don’t need celebrities to learn.