How does that picture make you feel?
I feel all of those things when I see pictures and hear stories about Amy Winehouse. The latest story on this troubled singer is that she has been charged with assault. Apparently she beat up some woman who asked for her autograph.
We’ve heard it all about Winehouse, haven’t we? She’s depressed, she’s angry, she’s got issues, her hair is home to a tiny village of people who weave the finest silk boxers.
And the talk probably won’t stop, unless we just let her be. That’s right – just let Amy Winehouse do whatever she wants to do, because it is obvious we cannot stop her from anything.
If she wants to snort coke off a cop’s bald head? Let her.
If she wants to shoot heroin and question why all the Phoenix siblings have weird first names, when having Phoenix as a last name is weird enough? Let her.
Because she’s going to do it anyway.
Have we learned nothing as a society? When Famous People want to do things, whether it’s a terrible idea or not, they do it. Just look at the Barenaked Ladies’ entire career.
Let’s just forget her. Let’s just let her do her thing, no matter how illegal, or how closely it puts her toward feeling Death’s cold, gentle touch.
You can’t stop Amy Winhouse, and I wouldn’t suggest you try.
(If you’re looking for a good story today, go to my friend J.P.’s blog, and check out his post about an encounter with old lady porn.)