I had to post on it. Anna Nicole Smith died today
It's sad because they are already comparing her to Marilyn Monroe- her life seems just as tragic. I never took her very seriously as anything more than "farandula" (celebrity gossip- "wait how is she even still a celebrity?") It's just sad, more than anything, that she was known for being stupid and drugged out (which I'm sure she was at least of the latter). I look at her and I am reminded of why I'm so determined to finish college. Her career started because she was a stripper turned playboy model. She's known as a "reality star" when I'm sure a part of her wished she was known as an actress or as a model.
It's just so depressing really- did I ever see her as bubbly and upbeat? I personally saw her as kind of pathetic, kind of used, and after her son died, kind of abused. Her son died the day her daughter was born, and US celebrity news hasn't stopped covering her or digging into who was the father of her daughter. I was thinking "my goodness, when will they leave her alone and let her be a mommy? she hasn't even been able to grieve the death of her son!" So when I saw the headlines this afternoon at work, I thought "well if she killed herself I don't know if I would blame her."
Before all of this mess, I do remember her having a reality show that I couldn't watch because she was so hard to understand (and kind of frustratingly annoying). And then when she lost a lot of weight because of "TrimSpa" I thought "that sucks. More reasons for her to be in the public eye".
So yeah, I kind of looked at her with a negative point of view- if she wasn't annoying, she was depressing and I didn't give her much attention except for in the various ways she was made fun of on TV comedies. Dennis didn't know who she was apart from all of her coverage in Entertainment news and he thought she was a mess. So it's really sad that she's died, under very weird circumstances. It's sad that she couldn't (or wasn't given the chance?) to get it together for her little baby girl and her new husband. Maybe it's meant to be.
(last video is a Saturday Night Live parody of her a few years ago- looking at it today, it's pretty sad with a bit of truth. It's not a Christian parody or a kid-friendly parody. But Anna Nicole Smith was not Christian-friendly or kid-friendly....)
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