Monday, July 25, 2011

I don’t care about Amy Winehouse

In the past days all social media has been flooded with videos and comments about Amy Winehouse. Well, honestly I really do not care so much. Long time I have seen posts by most of the people, and not really lot of them used to be about this singer. Suddenly everyone is an Amy Winehoue fan. Some people might tend to say that I am a bit selfish, but honestly there are many reasons not to care. Here are some of them:

The club of 27, this one does not need a lot of explanation. To put her in the same space as Cobain, Joplin, Hendrix, is simply saying too much about her talent. So please do not even start that discussion.

Second, right now there is a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, in which a million people are in risk of death due to lack of food and water. A million people who have not chosen that destiny, but have to try to survive it. How much money did this singer spend in booze and drugs only to destroy her life? Just what she spent in her last night, was enough to give some hope to some of those innocent people. So please, we should put things into perspective and take a look at what is really going on out there in the world.

Third, I come from a country in which drug production has taken many lives and closed many doors on our fellow citizens. Consumers, which are idolized by the pop culture, who simply want to get more and more drugs are in a way the fuel to conflicts in countries like mine. They don’t care about how many innocent people have died in the conflict. Consumers just do that, consume, they don’t care what is in the product, and how it was done, and even more so, they don’t care if that product has some blood behind it.

Today when I see a death of a young woman, fueled by drugs, I simply can’t care. Caring for her would be an insult to the people of Somalia that struggle for their life. Caring for her would be an insult to the families that have been torn apart by drug driven conflict in my home country. So next time a pop singer does something like this, before making social media a hypocrisy landmark, please put things into perspective.

So it’s simple, I don’t care about Amy Winehouse. She didn’t go to rehab now she won’t have to.

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