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thhis is just a step too far IMO

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nailpolish · 02/03/2009 15:25

i was in the newsagents this morning with dd2 and she couldnt stop staring at these awful pictures

i dotn know who is to blame -jade for lettingthe press into her private life or the press

whatever/ whoever it should be left alone


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supergluebum · 02/03/2009 15:48

Just one point, I can't believe Jack Tweed is allowed to go to the Carling Cup Final!!! Not really a punishment this tag.
I agree with you for what it's worth, at some point even the public just want dignity for Jade and don't want to witness her pain. How will these images affect her children in the future?
Death is nothing to be scared of, it's a fact of life, but public outpouring of grief will be the next stage. I really do try to avoid it all I'm afraid.

Nancy66 · 03/03/2009 11:47

are they that awful? I think the pictures of the dead bodies from the cricket shooting are far worse.

southeastastra · 03/03/2009 11:50

yes it's too much

nickytwotimes · 03/03/2009 11:51

I agree with np.
It has gone too far already.

kalo12 · 03/03/2009 11:53

of course I know that Jade is a real person ,and of course this is very tragic,

and I know many people will say that its great such an important issue has been brought to light but...

I feel the way the media has reported this (and celebrity culture in general)is making me feel like I couldn't really care less. Its as if she is just a commodity and tragedy and pain, heartache for the children, difficulties etc etc are just touted as entertainment for the masses, like the Diana coverage, and many many tragic news reports.

I find it absolutely distateful that ' news' is presented in this way

BennyAndJoon · 03/03/2009 11:55

It makes me think of car-crash rubber-necking.

I find it slightly distasteful tbh, as my gut reaction

hereidrawtheline · 03/03/2009 11:58

can I just ask seriously though because I dont know - is Jack Tweed famous for anything other than Jade? I mean was he famous before her? I know about him beating up the 16 year old, but was he a celebrity when he did that or did he become a celebrity when he got together with Jade?

wannaBe · 03/03/2009 12:04

Have no idea what the pictures are of, but it had gone too far the instant she was diagnosed IMO, and there were reports of her having come out of surgery and that her children were unaware even though the great British public were.

As for JT, don't think he was famous before was he? And let's not forget the taxi driver he beat up as well, for which he appeared in court yesterday.

2shoes · 03/03/2009 17:07

he was found guilty today

noddyholder · 03/03/2009 17:16

I don't know many cancer patients who would be thinking of having their eyebrows drawn on at this stage of the game Agree its all gone too far

noddyholder · 03/03/2009 17:16

I don't know many cancer patients who would be thinking of having their eyebrows drawn on at this stage of the game Agree its all gone too far

nailpolish · 03/03/2009 17:18

t5his christening malarky is leavign a really bad taste in my mouth
REALLy bad

and she has white witches now

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nailpolish · 03/03/2009 17:27

and bathing in holy water

she should just go home and be with her boys

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JJsandcat · 03/03/2009 17:33

In one picture you can see the bruises of injections in her lips. I am totally sure, I've tried it myself and the inner swelling looks exactly the same. Bizarre.

edam · 03/03/2009 17:35

I imagine the poor woman is terrified and clutching at anything that seems to offer a tiny chance of helping, whether it's hocus pocus or formal religion.

pooka · 03/03/2009 17:41

Had enough of the whole thing. Never been a fan. Feel sorry for her children.

BUt please just no more in the papers/press. Great that more people are having smears. I don't think a prolonged blow by blow reporting of her decline is tasteful or appropriate.

TheCrackFox · 03/03/2009 17:47

I feel very sorry for her and her DCs but I do think it is time that the media left her alone. Does she really want her boys to remember her last days as some part of media scrum?

mindalina · 03/03/2009 17:51

Not that it's really relevant to anything, but. She had her eyebrows done when she first started treatment - as I recall she got trained up in tattooing on eyebrows with the idea being once she recovered she would be able to do the same for other women undergoing chemotherapy.

And Jack Tweed was originally a male model I believe, though he can't have been particularly successful because I think most people are only aware of him in relation to Jade.

I have to admit I am struggling to understand why people who say they are fed up with hearing about her at every turn (which is a view I am sympathetic to, honestly) are spending so much time discussing her online. It just seems weird.

JJsandcat · 03/03/2009 17:56

I guess if you are such a public person, currently dominating every glossy in the country, then people will discuss you. Once the media storm will die down, so will the speculations about her.

2shoes · 03/03/2009 18:02

I read that she had her eyebrows tattood on so that when she lost he rhair she wouldn't scare her boys(thought that was very sweet)

AuntieMaggie · 03/03/2009 18:06

And now even Katie Price is trying to jump on the bandwagon here

I agree the press should leave her alone, but there's not much she can do about it now. Even if she hadn't used them to make money for her kids they'd still be hounding her.

AnyFucker · 03/03/2009 18:15

the problem now is that if you give the media such intimate access to your whole life, then you can't just switch it off when you want to

AuntieMagge, although I agree to a certain extent that they would still be hounding her, I do feel if she and her family had made a plea for privacy at the very beginning, it would not have escalated to this sickening extent

Wendy Richard did it with dignity, Jade could too

kalo12 · 03/03/2009 19:28

mindalina - i don't think we are discussing jade online so much as the medias portrayal of tragedy and celebrity and what is says about soceity as a whole. (at least I am , don't know what the rest of you moronics are doing tho !

supergluebum · 03/03/2009 20:28

For one thing I think that she has only ever had one means of viable income support..the media. For another thing she is managed by Max Clifford, who in order to be as successful as he has been, has to be a very persuasive and influential man. It's no surprise that Kerry Katona has featured no where since she dropped him.
We see, as consumers, what they want us to see. I hope. The fact that she is not at home, or in the hospice, with her children is another matter for debate. But I for one (and I am not a Jade fan) understand a bit of what she is doing for their futures.
Her children are not paraded in the spotlight. They do seem to be protected and loved by their father. Jade suffered an awful upbringing, not an excuse for her transgressions or bigoted (sp) attitutes. But that is a product of her lack of education and so is the current way she is dieing in front of us, on the front pages of the Sun.

Perhaps she is being manipulated by her management, but I really think that she thinks any cash she provides for her children will secure a better future for her children than she had.

Sadly they will have no inkling of their current predicament, they really are too small to understand, maybe?

But the sadness is the fact that every sad moment at the end of their mothers life had been documented for all the world to see. And that is how they may form feeling or opinion of their mother in the future. When they are 18, 20, 30.

And sadly that is why (I think) she has chosen the route she has chosen, because of the way she views her own mother as a mother herself.

TwoIfBySea · 04/03/2009 11:34

I can't stand Jade, wouldn't this wish on her though. But to say something in her defence, even though I don't want to...

How much is her choice and how much is engineered by Max Clifford?

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