Thursday, 5 February 2009

Selling your cancer story

Big Brother racist and general ignoramus Jade Goody has, you may have heard, got cancer. While we can feel sympathy for anyone suffering from this disease, especially one so young and with two kids, there is something very unsavoury about what appears to be daily updates on her condition and treatment. It seems intrusive and unnecessary.

But then we see news her cancer has spread on the front page of The Sun and see quotes from Max Clifford popping up in these stories and you come to the uncomfortable conclusion that the papers are paying for her latest medical update. While you could argue she's earning money for the future of her kids, it seems a rather tacky and unpleasant way of doing it.

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