Saturday, February 11, 2012
Whitney Houston - A Wasted LIfe
Whitney Houston is dead at the age of 48. She had everything; beauty, talent, riches and fame.
Like so many other talented performers before her, she blew all of her natural, God given talent and beauty on the selfish short term high of drugs.
As I type this my TV is on and I'm hearing all her celebrity friends telling what a "wonderful and caring woman" she was. What a "wonderful mother and daughter" she was. I disagree. She was selfish. If she cared about her daughter she wouldn't have killed herself by doing drugs.
Earlier I posted a blog about my all time favorite singer, Dinah Washington. Yes, Dinah Washington also died of a drug overdose.
Another one of my favorite singers was Janis Joplin. Yep, she was a druggie too. Same with Judy Garland, who I really didn't care all that much for even though I'm gay and I'm supposed to be one of her rabid fans.
Same with Liza Minnelli, who is still hanging on but usually drugged out. Oh sure, when these celebrities have their binges and end up in the hospital it's always called "exhaustion." Druggies, all of them. Selfish, all of them to waste the talent they were lucky enough to be born with. Selfish in that they think of themselves first before their legions of fans.
Perhaps the only good thing is that these drug addict singers is that they do leave behind their beautiful recordings. It's just a shame that they wasted their opportunity. An opportunity that is denied to most of us.
I'm wondering, do you think any of the remaining celebrities who are sniffing coke will wise up now and give up their drugs?
I doubt it. The accolades will continue to pour in for Whitney until her funeral which will be attended by her celebrity enablers. What a shame. What a waste.