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Jade Goody’s Two Minute Silence

by | 24th, March 2009

JADE Goody: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jade Goody’s post-reality career… The colomnists break their silence to speak about Our Jade:

Daily Mirror: “Fame-filled minutes are so pointless now”

Says Sue Carroll (Jade’s favourite columnist):

Nothing buys you more friends than five minutes on telly and it would be naive to suggest this isn’t seductive to impressionable kids who crave popularity and the prospect of riches beyond their wildest dreams.

Says Sue Carroll in her eponymous column in a national newspaper…

We didn’t watch her tragic decline out of morbid curiosity – or pity – but with admiration for the courage she showed to ensure others became aware of a cancer which takes lives that could – and should – be spared.

No, course not…

Glasgow Daily Record: “Goodbye Is Not Ok”

John Mckie:

AMONG all the sadness about the death of Jade Goody, one thing cannot and should not be forgotten … The shameful, black-bordered tribute issue of OK! with “Jade Goody 1981-2009” on its front – last week, while she was still alive.

What’ll they do this week – sell the mag in a casket?

Depends if they can get a sponsor…

The Guardian: “Tony Blair’s People’s Proletarian”

It’s Simon Hoggard:

Where is Tony Blair when you need him? Just think what he would have made of Jade Goody’s death – he’d have spotted the 26 pages in yesterday’s Sun, and realised that he wanted a big slice of all this public sentiment.

How many words, left, Ed?

Oh, at the weekend Gordon Brown made a workmanlike statement about the lost TV star, only about three times as long as the regrets he utters when yet another British soldier dies in Afghanistan. Blair, however, would have drained every drop like an automatic milking machine in overdrive. He would have walked out of church yesterday (like Princess Di, Jade died early on a Sunday morning) and with quivering lip he would have gazed into the camera to tell us how she had illuminated all our lives, how she had been a beacon of bravery to so many young men and women, and how she would always be within our hearts. “She truly was the People’s Proletarian,” he would have added. He would then have turned his back, but not before we’d seen an arm reach up as if to brush away a tear.

The Independent: Simon Carr’s Parliament sketch.

The Prime Minister came into the Commons “deeply saddened”. He was being brave so we could only guess at his private sorrows. No wonder he wrote a book called Courage. It was the death of Jade Goody, you see. He’d been “deeply saddened” by it.

The news wires carried the news of this burden he was carrying. But that’s not the half of it. As he said at PMQs last week, every single job loss is a personal tragedy he shares (that’s two million continuous tragedies he has). And then don’t forget there’s all those soldiers dying in his various wars. They are forever remembered by the PM, whatever their names.

Daily Telegraph: “Well, what exactly did you expect the Pope to say? It is absurd to expect him to move with the times”

Gill Hornby:

It’s a rum old world in which Jade Goody reaches near-sanctification for her telepathic relationship with the media and the Pope gets rubbished because he’s baffled by it.

When Di was killed soon after Blair took over, Britain was a land of hope. Twelve years on we are skint and scared.

It’s a rum old world when a celibate former Hitler Youth members can rise to be head of the Catholic Church and preach to Africans about sex and condoms

The Sun: Fergus Shanahan

May Jade rest in peace, and, if she is reading her favourite Sun in a better place, she might like to know that when you type Princess Diana into Google you get 3,290,000 hits while if you type in Jade Goody you get 5,300,000.

I think she’d have liked that.

And so does the Sun’s webteam, key word section.

Andrew Neil:

This blog is Jade Goody free.

Er, no it isn’t:

But let me say this: the premature death of this young lady is obviously a tragedy for her family and friends but there is something quite sickening about all those who used to condemn her now rushing out statements of condolences and admiration.

And was it really necessary for the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to say anything at all? Haven’t they got better things to do?

Or are they just desperate to be associated with popular culture, even its most dubious parts, where you can be talent-free and simply famous for being famous.

I only point out one thing: three more coffins have just returned from Afghanistan — unremarked by anybody in public.

Peter Horrocks (BBC):

We know that from the statistics that we have on a minute-by-minute basis from the news website that many more people visited than normally would on a Sunday – and the Jade Goody story was overwhelmingly the most popular story.

Jade Goody – the story so far…

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