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Merry Christmas From Jade Goody: In Pictures

untitled3JADE Goody is now a nostalgic part of Christmas. She’s on the front page of the Sun, chiefly because she’s still not alive. We says Jade get an Easter Egg at Easter. Now it’s Christmas.

It might well be what Jade would have wanted. Having been diagnosed on the telly with the cervical cancer that would ultimately kill her, Jade then invited cameras to follow her decline and sold her harrowing tale of a young mum dying to OK! magazine to earn as much money as possible to look after her sons.

A young woman died. It was a tragic story. It was even more tragic when OK! killed her off before she’d died, publishing a souvenir post-death issue as Jade stubbornly continued to breathe.

To the media the Jade Goody story is something other than sad. On the cover of the Sun we see lady Jackiey Budden, Jade’s mum, kissing her daughter’s headstone. It is “Christmas without Jade”.

Only, it isn’t because Jade on the cover of the Sun.

With the pain of her unbearable loss still etched across her face, Jackiey Budden braved the freezing cold to be with her daughter for an hour.

This is the Sun, part of the tabloid pack that fed off the “pig” called Jade, the “dimwit, foul-mouthed” Jade, and subjected her to a torrent of abuse. If we weren’t so cynical we’d expect the Sun felt guilty about abusing a woman but instead we imagine it’s just using Jade as a cheap, mawkish story to slap on the front page while the hacks are off in the corporate gym working out its “Pride of Heaven” awards.

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Posted: 24th, December 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)