This is just one of many reasons I loathe the news media:
This it the ruckus outside the ambulance which carried Britney Spears to the hospital yesterday. Whether or not you're a Britney fan, wouldn't you agree that this woman deserves her privacy? And what about her kids? Is it really necessary to be taking pictures of her small children and plastering them all over the internet? So she's got problems, who of us doesn't? But how would we all like it if in the midst of those problems, people were taking videos and photos of us at our worst and writing terrible things about us?
I'm not a fan of her music but I do believe that Britney deserves to be left alone. Maybe if these hounds let her alone, and if her family actually took some sort of action in the form of intervention and helped her get herself together, she'd be in better mental shape. I think her family let her down, especially her mother, who pushed her through show business at such a young age. Let this be a lesson to parents everywhere who want to throw their young child into the spotlight, into the midst of fame, fortune and fans. Once it's done, it can't be undone. Many young people can't handle it. I think Britney was one of them. Sure Britney's an adult but when she was a child, she was unable to understand the consequences of her stardom. But her mother knew and I believe that what she did propelling her child into stardom at such a young age, was irresponsible and just plain bad parenting.
Is it wrong to want your child to be successful and happy? Of course not! But...parents have a responsibility to protect their children, teach them right from wrong, educate them, be good role models, and give them the tools which will help them make the right choices in life. Sure, not all children who become adults make the right choices, but I question whether or not Britney was ever given these tools to begin with. Seems to me, Britney was short-changed in her upbringing. Thank goodness her mother opted to put the child-rearing book on hold. The world really doesn't need her advice on raising children. Look at the mess she's made already with her own kids? Do you want her giving you advice? And by the way, where in hell was her father in all this? And why didn't he put a stop to it?
Sadly, and I hate to say this, but I think Britney's going to wind up dead if she doesn't get some professional help. I really don't want to see that happen, she has her whole life ahead of her and she can survive it. I wish she could check herself into some institution where she could just be away from the public, her family, and friends so she could work on becoming the person she wants to be. She's young, it's not too late. She doesn't have to come back and be famous again, she can be anything she wants to be but most importantly, just be alive and happy.
Right now Britney Spears isn't living any kind of life and it's very sad to see such a young person with her whole life ahead of her sink so deeply into a pit of despair from which is so difficult to return.