most of you know my feelings about a certain ms goody. but it seems i aint alone.
and the strange thing is, the guy who’s said it, famous as he is, (over here at least), is a lad frum tarn just like me.
sir, yes SIR Michael Parkinson has spoken up.
barnsley born and bred, he’s told it like it is.
taken from the Sheffield Star, headlined as;
bishop blasts ‘paltry and wretched’ outburst

Published Date: 08 April 2009
By Polly Rippon
BARNSLEY’S Sir Michael Parkinson has come under fire after claiming cancer victim Jade Goody came to represent “all that’s paltry and wretched about Britain”.
The broadcaster also claimed the 27-year-old was “the perfect victim of our times”.
But the bishop who presided over Jade Goody’s wedding today leapt to the late reality TV star’s defence.
Bishop Jonathan Blake, of the Open Episcopal Church, admonished the broadcaster for putting the “boot in to a young woman so recently buried”.
In a robust retort on his blog, Bishop Blake argued that Goody, who died of cervical cancer, had risen from humble beginnings to achieve an “immense amount” in her short life.
He said her achievements were due to “her inherent gifts and untutored intelligence”.
The bishop hit back after Sir Michael, born and bred in Barnsley, said: “Jade Goody has her own place in the history of television and, while it’s significant, it’s nothing to be proud of.
“Her death is as sad as the death of any young person, but it’s not the passing of a martyr or a saint or, God help us, Princess Di.”
Sir Michael – writing in the Radio Times days after the reality TV star’s funeral – added: “When we clear the media smokescreen from around her death, what we’re left with is a woman who came to represent all that’s paltry and wretched about Britain today.
“She was brought up on a sink estate, as a child came to know both drugs and crime, was barely educated, ignorant and puerile.
“Then she was projected to celebrity by Big Brother and, from that point on, became a media chattel to be manipulated and exploited till the day she died.”
The 74-year-old said it was not the fact that Goody became famous that was the problem.
“What bothers me is that the media first of all recommended we hate Jade Goody – ‘a slapper with a face like a pig’, remember? – and shortly thereafter tried to persuade us to celebrate her.”
He said Goody was “the perfect victim of our times”, adding she “died to an orchestrated chorus of exploitation”.
Goody, the mother of two sons, died on Mother’s Day after her battle cervical cancer.
Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets to pay their respects as her funeral procession made its way through the streets on Saturday.Jade’s publicist Max Clifford said he was “disappointed” by Sir Michael’s comment.
ok, and now for my rant!
was the phot of jades mum at her graveside, reading the bible staged?
two possible answers.
i’ll take no first.
if not, then the lower than a snakes belly scumbag papparazzi that took it ought to be hung by his testicles until dead. no matter what you think of jade, her family and the cast of hangers on, it’s a mother at her daughters grave.
if yes, then how much is a daughters soul worth these days? and if it is yes, then i’m afraid you can look at that bible all day love, but you won’t get to heaven!
my opinion. make up your own minds.




  1. I’ll admire her determination to make as much as possible for her kids knowing she was dying and she was, in fairness, pretty courageous about the whole thing but…..

    Parky is right. The press hated her then loved her then hated her then……

    She was indeed a victim of our times and enough is enough. Let the girl rest in peace now.

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