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To see pics of Mariah Carey's new necklace all over media and think that life is just un-fucking-fair

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Vagabond Sat 25-Jul-15 15:44:58

I don't like Mariah Carey to start with. I possibly hate James Packer even more.

Their alliance, played all over the media, makes me feel sick.

I just hate the inequality in life. A bauble to MC could save so many lives if it were converted to something good.

snowglobemouse Sat 25-Jul-15 15:47:22

what?

overthemill Sat 25-Jul-15 15:49:42

Have heard of Marian Carey - USA based singer?- is James packer her boyfriend? What does her having a necklace have to do with inequality? Do you want a new necklace? Are you saying if she didn't buy a necklace she could resolve all poverty issues? Wtf???

mrspremise Sat 25-Jul-15 15:52:52

OP, I pointed out something similar recently. Prepare for a flaming sad

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 25-Jul-15 16:02:50

Life is unfair if you spend too much time thinking the inequality of it.

Mariah Carey is successful at what she does and probably doesn't need Packer to buy her anything she can't already afford to buy herself.

Uh?

AnthonyPandy Sat 25-Jul-15 16:08:24

Half a million for a teeny tiny thing. Someone made a good profit there!

GallopingFoxley Sat 25-Jul-15 16:09:04

Tbf mrspremise, you made a stupid comment about people buying expensive candles when you felt they should be thinking of all the poor people without food

MaryBerrysEyelashes Sat 25-Jul-15 16:10:23

WHAT necklace? It is made of kittens or something

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 25-Jul-15 16:11:10

Ooh I love a good candle, what thread was that?

scarlets Sat 25-Jul-15 16:13:32

I'm not bothered about the very rich having baubles and trinkets.

However, I AM bothered about the very rich avoiding paying taxes because then, people in lower socioeconomic groups can't get decent healthcare and educations.

If Ms Carey and her boyfriend pay their fair share of tax in America, then I genuinely wish her enjoyment of her necklace.

Fairyliz Sat 25-Jul-15 16:20:48

Life is unfair and I think that is the hardest lesson we all have to learn. Try not to brood on it or itwill drive you insane!
However you could consider that she may have a fabulous necklace but does she have a happy marriage? And her children are bound to be messed up with all of that wealth. Think I will stick with my Claires accessories necklace.

GraysAnalogy Sat 25-Jul-15 16:23:16

She already donates a lot www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/mariah-carey
I don't begrudge her of a necklace paid for by money she's earned and is taxed on.

rosesanddaisies Sat 25-Jul-15 17:01:23

YABU. Nothing wrong with someone being able to buy themselves something like that, good for them if they are able to. Just because someone's wealthy now doesn't mean they always were, and begrudging them their money because you want them to be as poor and obviously miserable as you seem to be OP is just mean spirited.

AnyoneForTennis Sat 25-Jul-15 17:05:31

How is it 'unfair'..... You make it sound like she's done you out of something or broken the rules or something?

Samcro Sat 25-Jul-15 17:08:04

yabu

SorchaN Sat 25-Jul-15 17:29:00

You have a point. We should come up with a system where the wealthy have their assets redistributed by the state, and their wealth used to improve the prospects of the poor. I think it could work.

Salmotrutta Sat 25-Jul-15 17:36:36

Ask yourself what Jesus would have said.

In fact, what he said, when someone protested at Mary Magdalen wasting money on fancy oil (or something) when it could have been given to the poor, was "The poor will always be with us".

Not that I'm remotely religious but it's a fact of life that there will always be people who are rich, moderately well off, getting by and poor.

Plus I expect Mariah Carey buying things and employing an entourage keeps others in work.

Meechimoo Sat 25-Jul-15 17:43:50

I want to see the necklace. I like a big fat ostentatious diamond. (And if I was Mariah I wouldn't be stressing about how many poor people my diamond could buy!)

Everstrong Sat 25-Jul-15 17:44:15

A necklace made of kittens you say?!

Scratchy...

SorchaN Sat 25-Jul-15 17:49:06

Ask yourself what Jesus would have said.

Jesus also tells wealthy would-be followers to sell everything they have and give the money to the poor.

I'm not remotely religious either, but it seems to me that Jesus's rather radical vision of a fairer social structure has been misinterpreted by successive generations of wealthy and powerful clergy, who would rather maintain the status quo than challenge the injustices in the world, thus ensuring that poverty is perceived as something that will always exist.

Heels99 Sat 25-Jul-15 17:49:23

A necklace made of kittens would be cheap surely.

We all 'waste' money, what specifically would you have wanted him to spend it on instead of necklace op?

LooseSeal Sat 25-Jul-15 17:51:23

Okay, so she could have donated the money to charity, but she bought (or had bought for her) the necklace. Surely by buying the necklace the jeweller made money, and he/she has staff who need paying, and those staff in turn use the money to pay rent and buy food and so on.

AlisonBlunderland Sat 25-Jul-15 17:51:30

Yes, it's wonderful for her having such an expensive trinket.
On the down side, she still has to wake up and be Mariah Carey

Salmotrutta Sat 25-Jul-15 17:53:01

Oh I know Sorcha.

I expect when we were heathens there were rich and poor too.

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