Poor Lil’ Rich Girl
Posted by wordforit on September 12, 2007
Do you feel sorry for Britney Spears? How would you like to wake up every day to international scrutiny on such a personal level? As far as I’m concerned, she has a lot to answer for, but she has had some God-awful, terrible advisors who will pay their dues, too. There is absolutely no animosity in that statement; I feel sad when I hear or think about her.
I do not have a daughter, and I do not think she has had an impact on any of my nieces (or nephews) but the kids, and adults for that matter, who have been influenced and/or modeled their dress, behavior, and so on to emulate her have been set up for failure. Selling one’s soul is never a foolproof exercise and the public is seeing fragments of a manifestation of a little girl lost.
At times, it’s not easy being in my own head but I cannot grasp the magnitude of insecurity Britney goes through. Why else would she display so much insanity? Is she, among publicity stunts and other games, testing the loyalty of her fans? Is she hoping a public outcry will rescue her? Something is definitely up here and, I speak from experience, if Brit is drinking as much as reports claim, acting silly onstage is minor compared to potential problems in her and her children’s future.
Thinking back on Britney as a teenage superstar, imagine the adults swarming around her with dollar signs oozing, pushing her to be more provocative, more outrageous. She set a pattern of boldness that will never be forgotten and when Madonna came on the scene with the “tongue thing”, I was disgusted. Disgusted that they used their fame in such a way and disgusted because Madonna is old enough to be Britney’s mother. Is there anyone in Britney’s life to give her guidance in decency? She is now a woman of ill repute with the fame and fortune actually standing in her way of reversing the image.
Word for It: Repute: Estimation in the view of others; reputation: persons of good repute.
Favorable reputation; good name; public respect.
To consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified; regard (usually used in the passive): S/He was reputed to be a millionaire.
Synonym: distinction, honor. Hold, deem, reckon.
Poor kid, all she knows is lights, camera, action, mo′money. Money does not make us healthy, wealthy and wise if we have not developed character. I believe the values ingrained in this young woman, now a mother, are askew but not beyond revision and redemption.
Word for It: Character: Moral or ethical quality: a wo/man of fine, honorable character.
Qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity: It takes character to face up to a bully.
An account of the qualities or peculiarities of a person or thing.
Giving an account for every action and reaction, including how we influence others, is supposed to be our main concern, whether we’re icons or everyday folk.