9 million viewers tuned in to watch Farrah Fawcett dying of cancer, which makes Farrah, according to some commentators, our Jade Goody.
Goody, you probably recall, was the British Reality TV star best known (until her resurgence courtesy of cancer) for racist comments spewed on Big Brother All Stars UK.
Goody, like Farrah, went with the televised death route. (Said Goody: “I’ve lived my whole adult life talking about my life. The only difference is that I’m talking about my death now. It’s OK.”) General reaction to the decision of Goody and Farrah to televise their dying has been knee-jerk: it’s courageous and brave. (“‘Farrah’s Story’ a tale of inner strength,” said MSNBC.) Plus they do it to raise awareness of “insert type of cancer here”.
Read the full entry on my Peep Diaries blog here.