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I thought I understood what “naive” meant…

June 24, 2008

Drug Monkey reports about some singer named Amy Winehouse, who has emphysema at the ripe old age of 23, and the likelihood that it is related to her use of crack cocaine.  The interesting part of the post for me was her father, also her manager, who proposes a solution:

He called on drug dealers to help her recovery by refusing to supply her with crack cocaine.
“If she hadn’t done recent shows in Moscow and Portugal she could have been dead by now,” he said. “She abstains and regulates her drug use when she has to do a show.”

Wow.  He called on drug dealers to help her?  That’s not just naivete’, that’s “tobbacco is good for you, global warming is a liberal plot” level flat-out denialism.  Just amazing.

  1. Ted
    June 24, 2008 at 07:58 | #1

    The kind of thing a father might say in desperation.

    This morning her publicist came out and said that she doesn’t have emphysema (so people shouldn’t be reluctant to sell her crack cocaine.)

  2. June 25, 2008 at 05:16 | #2

    Apparently she’s also a cigarette smoker.

    I have a hard time fretting about “famous” people and their self-abuse.

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