Yahoo! users back Parky over Jade comments

Yahoo! users back Parky over Jade comments

Tue Apr 07 05:32PM by TV Editor
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In response to the article I posted earlier

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our blog about Michael Parkinson’s comments about the late Jade Goody.

Earlier we reported how the veteran broadcaster had said that Jade represented “all that is paltry and wretched about Britain” in his column in this week’s Radio Times.

Parkinson stated that, while he felt Jade’s death was as sad as that of any young person, he disagreed with the media’s manipulation of her from hate figure to Princess Diana-style saint following her death.

He described her as “the perfect victim of our times” and said that she should now be allowed to “rest in peace.”

We had more than 18,000 comments in the first five hours (more than we’ve ever had for a TV blog) and it appears that the majority of our users support Parky and his decision to speak out.

Almost 30,000 votes had been cast in our poll by 5pm, with an incredible 87% saying that they agreed with the chatshow host.

Mgnewson commented on our blog: “I agree totally with Sir Michael, at last someone has the guts to say it” while Victorcampbell said: “It’s about time someone injected a little reality into this situation.”

However, not everyone agreed and Kellyliveshere believed it was “a horrible and senseless thing to say” while Jessica.bungay feels that ‘Parkinson has just helped himself to become one of the most disliked men in the UK.”

What do you think about his comments? You can read them in full here and then add your own views…

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