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Yahoo! users back Parky over Jade comments

Posted in Controversy, Education, Living, News Media, Politics, Romance, TV with tags , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

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…

At Bloody Long Last-Someone describes Jade Goody for what she was?-

Posted in Comedy, Controversy, Education, Living, News Media, Politics, TV with tags , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Richard James Clark II

Michael Parkinson

Great TV interviewer, good radio personality and generally some of his comments can be sexist..

But at last he has had the guts to say this-what I and alot of people have been thinking..

Jade Goody was Ignorant and Puerile

Read the article here below….I know you may feel this is not right, but come on have some guts.. .

Parky hits out at ‘ignorant and puerile’ Jade

Tue Apr 07 10:54AM by TV Editor
Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson has launched a tirade against Jade Goody.

The veteran broadcaster told the latest issue of Radio Times that the late reality TV star represented “all that is paltry and wretched about Britain.”

He said: “Jade Goody has her own place in the history of television and, while it’s significant, it’s nothing to be proud of. Her death is as sad as the death of any young person, but it’s not the passing of a martyr or a saint or, God help us, Princess Di.

“When we clear the media smoke screen from around her death, what we’re left with is a woman who came to represent all that’s paltry and wretched about Britain today.

“She was brought up on a sink estate, as a child came to know drugs and crime, was barely educated, ignorant and puerile. Then she was projected to celebrity by Big Brother and became a media chattel to be exploited til the day she died.”

His comments come just days after Jade Goody was laid to rest following a funeral that drew comparisons with that of Princess Diana. Thousands of mourners lined the streets and threw flowers as the hearse made its way to the service in Buckhurst on Saturday.

What do you think about Parky’s comments? Do you agree with him or do you think they come too soon after Jade’s death? Let us know what you think…