we all know the world is going "to Hell in a handbasket".
we see the news. we know what evil humans are capbable of, we can watch genocides unfold before our eyes on CNN.
our collective obsession with celebrity seems innocent by comparison but the following excerpt (an email written to Lainey of laineygossip.com) has chilled me to the bone more than anything on the news lately. because if this is what people are worried about the future of our planet is grim indeed.
Re: Johnny Depp being voted People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive over Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame.
"Lainey, I just don’t know what I’m going to tell my daughter when she comes home from school today. Lauren is in grade 10 and we both love RPattz. I have been online all morning trying to sort through this mess. How could this happen? How could People Mag make such a mistake? I am devastated and so will Lauren. We both expected to celebrate with Rob today and now it just feels like a death in the family. I can’t wait for the New Moon show on Friday. We have tickets for two shows back to back. Hopefully that will take the sting away. Thanks for listening. From Ashley R"
seriously, this is from a mother. a mother! no wonder gen y'ers are pegged as the most shallow consumerist selfish individuals in history.
and yes, i do note the irony that i got this little tidbit from a hollywood gossip website...