I visited Facebook last night and read from my friends’ status messages that Amy Winehouse was dead, and that she was found in her London home possibly of drug overdose. Now, I don’t want to make my blog a celeb blog because I’m not Perez Hilton but I suppose I don’t mind the celeb tributes. I wasn’t sure who Amy Winehouse was exactly, I mean…I know her name and face but I’ve never really been a fan of hers so I wasn’t sure what she was famous for. So I Wikipedia-ed her and found out that she was the singer of ‘Rehab‘.
Most of my Facebook friends were sad, some were very sad. But one of them reacted differently. She said something like ‘that’s where you end up when you take drugs’ or something along that line. This has turned out into a debate on my news feed because somebody in her friends list didn’t agree with her. I decided not to comment and stay away from that thread. But I will comment here on my blog.
The guy bashed my friend’s comment by saying “you have no respect for the deceased…you don’t know what she was going through…” and everyone else flamed him by saying ‘she had no respect for herself while she was living so she didn’t earn their respect’. My friend commented saying ‘dude, you don’t know me, don’t judge my opinion’ and then he said something like ‘yeah well you don’t know Amy Winehouse so don’t judge her’…
I didn’t comment because I actually agreed with the guy. If anyone overdosed on drugs or alcohol, it is a sad situation because it’s almost like delayed suicide. Even if Amy Winehouse had a lot of fans and people around her who didn’t want her to continue in the direction she was going, she failed to take their advice into account. It’s a sad situation because only she knew her reasons for living her life that way. It’s sad because nobody could pull her out of it. And it’s sad that she had to die that way.
I don’t know anyone who takes drugs. I don’t like to associate myself with people who do. I see it as something that is negative; I see it as a harmful chemical substance someone chooses to take when they have fallen. It is destructive, and it not only destroys the life of the person who takes it but it also destroys relationships between the person and their loved ones. I believe everyone who takes drugs knows this; they know it’s not a good thing to do, but these types of people need emotional help and I only see it as a sad thing when they end up being addicted to it and all of a sudden it’s too difficult or too late for them to leave that type of lifestyle.
RIP Amy Winehouse, you didn’t deserve to leave the world that way; nobody does.
- People: Amy Winehouse
- News.com.au: Claims Amy Winehouse bought ‘cocktail of drugs’ On Night She Died
- BBC News: Amy Winehouse: Tributes Paid To Dead Singer
- TMZ: Amy Winehouse Dead at 27
- DailyMail UK: Amy Winehouse Dead: Found Dead At Her London Flat
- The Telegraph UK: Amy Winehouse’s Family Left ‘Bereft’ By Her Death