A blow by blow account of how to live with the junkie label.
Courtney Love has in recent years become the scratch pole of catty bitches (a human cross-breed with both male and females) hated and ridiculed not just for her heroin drug use (If only she’d taken cocaine she could have a cute Cocaine Courtney nickname like Kate Moss). No, she has been mocked more for how she acts while on them. Unflattering is the right word here.
Many of us remember the Transformations of Courtney – and there have been many. Stripper before we the public really knew her. Then as lead singer of Hole – she featured the talismans of scabbed knees, fright hair and a slung guitar. She became widely known, with her marriage to Kurt Cobain and the “Oh no Yoko” comparisons began. After his death she became even more famous and turned into a fashion(ista) widow. I ‘member a knockout Vanity Fair spread where she was gorgeous. (Pre-collagen) She allowed her outward beauty to come out and damn near earned an Oscar for her role in 1996’s The People vs. Larry Flynt. She’s smart and funny. Or was. I’m not so sure, now. The drugs seem to have caused permanent damage.
At this moment she is doomed to a life of ridicule because of how she acts.
Kate Moss is undergoing a different treatment, so to speak.
She’s a classy junkie. It’s all about the glamour. If you don’t maintain the glamour you don’t deserve to be a junkie.
Like Courtney Love, Moss is the mother of one daughter. A known drug-user for years (she always denied until a few years ago) Moss is a supermodel; the face and body she sells to companies for millions so they can make hundreds of millions.
With non-contested photos of Moss smacked on the front page of the Sept. 15 Daily Mirror – sitting on tables with god-forsaken real lines of blow, there was something so obvious it could no longer be ignored.
Let’s not pretend she was led astray by boyfriend Pete Doherty, who was, funnily enough, in Babyshambles, a band named or inspired by a low-octane “party girl’s” drink – Babycham. Moss, 31, has fleshed out – really – from her first few days when she was one of the first waif models on the scene. Not just thin, but wafer-thin.
As has been described, she handled and cut the cocaine like a seasoned dealer. Alcohol and marijuana are also part of the evening depicted in the Mirror. Not a good mix. Would it be better if she was dead?
She’s now in an American rehab but unless she finds a new, less harmful addiction, it isn’t going to help. It’s been her life for so long. She enjoys it all. What else is there in life?
In fact, in a later story (Sept. 23), The Mirror says the rehab is being done only because it’s expected: “She confided to brother Nick, 29, that she might enter rehab in a cynical PR ploy to save her career – “or it won’t look good.’ “
Chanel (not Cocaine Chanel) and other companies are terminating contracts. There’s an eye-opener. Pretty soon the only label Moss’ll have is the junkie label.
Can we feel sorry for her? Yeah, we could, but don’t bother. Save your sympathy, and even your empathy if you have a drug-past, for the millions of others who don’t have so many advantages; who truly may only use drugs to escape their past, and their future.
The stories of a celebrity downed by attempts to get high is as frequent as the number of daily drug deaths and behind-bars mandatory sentencing.
Robert Downey Jr. Drew Barrymore. Rush Limbaugh. Whitney and Bobby Brown. Ricky Williams. Because I’m not hooked up, I cannot supply an exhaustive list. It’s a long, jagged line even without including the string of 60s icons who died at 27.
Courtney Love immersed herself in an era of heroine chic but seemed to have it together artistically.
Coke is the steroid of the supermodel class. It’s overlooked but faced with the obvious, people in charge have to do something about it “or it won’t look good.”
Unbelievably, in that Daily Mirror article, Moss is quoted as saying she needs the drug for “escapism.” My heart bleeds. Not as much as her nasal cavity, but I feel ya. Right here where I live. Right here. Moss has led a relatively stress-free life and has only been in the news in a negative light because of drugs. Kate Moss is queen of the junkies, Courtney Love a tier below and all the common druggies should really not try and live up to the nose-wipe hype of the famous.
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