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Monday, January 5, 2009

Whatever happened to having a little class?

As much as I understand that celebrities are automatically subject to a certain amount of scrutiny, I have to say that I'm appalled at the way the media is scrambling to put out every little detail they can find regarding the tragic death of John Travolta's son, Jett. To me, it seems in poor taste to post things like, "Travolta's son may have died in his arms." I hesitated to even reference the quote here for that very reason. Why do we, fans and others who are not related to the family, need to know these kinds of intimate details? I absolutely love John Travolta, but I feel that details such as these are, in no imagineable way, any of my business. Dealing with the death of a loved one is horrible enough without seeing these things written everywhere. It's just rude and terribly self-serving on the part of these "journalists."

I have said before that I feel that some members of the media have lost touch with the fact that the people about whom they are reporting are human beings who feel and hurt just like anyone else. Just because we can find out all of these things about them doesn't mean that we should. If for no other reason than out of respect for the very process of grieving, we should allow for the utmost of privacy during these times of sorrow. Whatever happened to having a little class?

As a fan of both John and Kelly, I extend my sincerest condolences to the family and hope that they will be able to find peace in this time of sorrow.

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