Let’s talk, seriously let’s be honest here if we may. In the July 12, 2012 issue of People Magazine the cover has Sharon hugging her son Jack Osbourne and her (Sharon Osbourne) quote reads in bold yellow letters; “I won’t let my son die” Ok, first things first, multiple sclerosis is no joke and I know several people who have M.S. One person I know is my cousin. Her M.S. is so severe that on bad days she may lose her ability to walk and must use a walker to get around and take care of her kids but the key word here is “die” Not once in her years of having M.S. has she uttered the phrase, “I’m going to die” It’s 2012 people, and people rarely die from M.S. Yes M.S. does attack major organs in the body and yes some people can die from complications but not from the disease itself. For example if someone has pneumonia and M.S. its possible that the individual could die from the pneumonia not that of M.S. The Center of Disease Control does not even list M.S. as a deadly disease. People magazine fails to share that little tidbit of info. Instead what you read is someone who is lacking on the medical knowledge of M.S. and tells the world that someone, in this case Jack Osbourne may die from it. Jennifer Garcia get your facts straight before you write such a sob story about a celebrity. The medications that the Osbourne’s will have at their disposal is probably by far the best from what the average person may be able to get. The story is truly misleading and unfortunate for people who have M.S. that have to read it or see that quote but then again it’s in People magazine so I wouldn’t expect anything less. True journalism at its best.
Archive for People
Is the magazine People really a magazine about people? No,no it’s not. It’s more about the people who should never be written about in a magazine. Now let me be honest here, my goal is not to belittle the journalistic integrity of the individuals who write for People Magazine but to really call out the stories that are printed in this so-called magazine.
So let me begin,
Page 26; LINDSAY“S PRE-D.C. DAYS- A nice little chronological day-in-the life of Ms. Lohan from April 18, 24, 25, 27. I don’t know if it’s just shameful that People still find Ms. Lohan interesting. Ms. Lohan’s last ”good” movie, Mean Girls was in 2004 and now all we have here is eight years of People writing about her train wreck of a life. I guess this constitutes as scoop?
Page 32; Life of an A-List Toy- People’s second favorite thing to do is spread pictures of movie stars children. In this case it’s Suri Cruise who I might add is only 6 years of age. A whole page dedicated to Suri’s favorite toy and we care why?
Page 65; My Marriage Comes First- Khloe Kardashian Odum tells the world she’s putting her show on ice to save her marriage and Charlotte Triggs brings us the top -notch story. It’s once again a story of a Kardashian looking for more face time. The best part, People puts two Kardashian’s in this month’s issue.
Page 68-69; Princess Kate, Fashion Plate- People continues their infactuation of Kate Middleton.
Page 82; Her Fight to Get Better- Thank god Demi Moore had a breakdown because other than this story she would be no story and thank god Michelle Tauber, Elizabeth Leonard, Pernilla Cedenheim, Oliver Jones and Aili Nashas, Sara Hammel and Linda Marx were able to put their heads together to bring us this earth shattering update.
Page 107; THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE- This by far is the best page in People Magazine.
So what is People Magazine’s angle? To sell crap to people? I think so and I know their doing something right because people keep paying for it. I have yet to come in contact with anyone who is interested in hearing about the people I mentioned above but yet these people continue to cover their magazine. Don’t believe me. Read my blog again to see what some of my favorite stories are in the next issue of People and I bet one of the names you read will be brought up again by me.
Apparently there is if you tell the world, but why? Samantha Brick (forty-one years of age) is a British columnist with a nice writing resume I may add, published a column called; “There are downsides to looking this pretty’: Why women hate me for being to beautiful.
So let’s think before we speak (which in America is apparently hard to do) and let’s think before we all respond to Ms. Brick’s column. Don’t look at Ms. Brick’s picture that proves nothing and surly that is what ninety-nine percent of society is doing when reading her article. Everybody will have an opinion that is neither correct or wrong. So take away the picture. Now read and I mean really read the words she writes. Is she wrong? We all have seen pretty women get things some woman may not (don’t look at Ms. Brick’s picture!) It happens everyday but it all depends on what defines “beauty” It truly is in the eye of the beholder.
Now Ms. Brick is defining her own circumstances. She’s not defining that she is the hottest woman to walk the earth. She is only defining. Take a step back for a moment and dissect. Maybe her friends could be “defined” by others as less attractive or maybe the men she speaks of who are drooling over her are less attractive to others. Whatever the case is she only telling her story. The rest is being made up and blown out of proportion by, that’s right, society!
So who is throwing bricks? I think Ms. Brick just threw the biggest brick and once again society took the bait.
Ms. Brick 1 and society 0.