It seems there has been alot of press of late about a woman called Jade Goody, some good press and some not so good. In one of todays Sunday papers there was a small Celeb article saying that the list of people who are against her and what she is doing is getting bigger, the writer of the article chose to join the smaller list of those who think she is doing nothing wrong. I am choosing the same smaller list. Before I get down to the nitty gritty of it I realize there are people out there who dont know who Jade Goody is and what all the fuss is about, So for those of you who dont know who she is here is a short bio courtesy of Wikipedia.
Jade Cerisa Lorraine Goody (born 5 June 1981) is a British celebrity. She came into the spotlight after appearing on the UK Channel 4 reality show Big Brother in 2002; an appearance which led to her own television programmes and the launch of her own products after her eviction. Her father, Andrew Robert Goody (February 1963 August 2005), who was of mixed race, was a drug addict and habitual criminal, who served prison sentences including a four-year term for robbery. He died of a drugs overdose in Bournemouth, aged 42. Her mother, Jackiey Budden, was born in April 1958. Jade had a relationship with TV presenter and fellow reality television regular Jeff Brazier, the father of her two sons, both of whom were born in Harlow, Essex: Bobby Jack Brazier, born on 6 June 2003, and Freddie Brazier, born in September 2004. In 2005, Goody had a six month relationship with footballer Ryan Amoo; they cohabited at her house.
When she appeared on Big Brother 3 Goody became a target of ridicule in the British tabloid press for displaying a severe lack of general knowledge for a British native. Goody thought that the English city of Cambridge was in London. On being told that Cambridge is in East Anglia, she assumed that to be abroad, and referred to it as "East Angular". She also was criticised by the tabloid press during her time in the Big Brother house for an evening during which she cavorted drunk and naked, referring to her vulva as her "kebab" and also was criticised for "backstabbing". She avoided eviction long enough to outlast the media's apparent resentment and become popular. She also provided what was believed to be the first instance of sexual contact on Big Brother UK , with a drunken grope with fellow housemate PJ. Jade has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, Just before entering the house Goody ranked number 25 in a poll by heat for the most influential person in the world.
Goody was tested for ovarian cancer in 2004 and bowel cancer in 2006, but was given the all-clear both times. She underwent hospital tests in early August 2008 after her third cancer scare. She had already collapsed four times. The test results confirmed she has cervical cancer; she was told of this on August 19 2008 while in the Indian version of Big Brother, called Bigg Boss. Her spokesperson said, "It looks like her cancer is at an early stage but we will have to wait until she gets back to Britain and sees a specialist and has more tests".
On 1 September 2008 it was reported that Goody's cancer was "advanced and life-threatening" and that she would be having an operation followed by chemotherapy. Doctors warned that her survival chance could be as low as 65%. Further tests, and a radical hysterectomy, "went well" according to her publicist, and Goody began a course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Source.
There is plenty more that could be told but this post is not about the life and times of Jade Goody, just a couple of paragraphs to bring those who dont know her up to pace. Today Jade is getting married to her fiancé Jack Tweed, reports on her cancer? Doctors have given her weeks to live.
Since news of Jades cancer hit the news in August of last year she has almost never been out of the news, the media almost pee`ing them selves to dig out more dirt on her or to shoot her down at any given opportunity. There are blogs and forum threads all over the place shouting about how she is a bad mother and attention seeking to try and milk as much money as she can out her problem. Yesterday I saw a post on someone's blog shouting about how she is being likened to Princess Diana, saying there is no comparison. In Jades defence it was the media who gave this likeness not Jade Goody.
I know it is Human instinct to destroy things we do not understand but if you lot took your blinkers off for just a little while you would see that she is doing nothing wrong. Lets face it she has`nt had the best of childhoods or history, maybe she is somewhat of a cluts and she is not the brightest person alive today but she is a good mother and over the past few months she has been bright enough to play the media at its own game, giving up her personal life all together in an attempt to milk the media for every penny she can get. Not for her but for her two kids so that when she is not there for them will at least have some financial security for “their” future. Were most of us would just lay down and die if we were given the same news she got up and fought, using the days she has left to give her kids happy memories and something she never had. A future.
Yes boys, girls and those of you of mixed or no gender Jade Goody has spent an estimated £300,000 on todays wedding, but she also sold the media rights to today for an estimated £1, 000,000. As for her soon to be husbands curfew being lifted for today, did no one except me hear Jack Straw say that this has been done in the past for others who were in the same situation?
Good luck for today, congratulations you two. Oh and Jack Tweed, Bringing up those two children once Jade is`nt around is not going to be easy, they will be missing their Mom, they will be confused and they will be hurting, alot. Dont burn your bridges, you will need all the help you can get i the early days. It might take a man to raise two kids single handed but it takes a bigger man to be able to ask for help.