Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Co-Meanest Story of the Week:
Aretha collapses after losing 80 lbs.

Publication: National Enquirer
Date: 10 January 2011

This week, I put up five nominees for Meanest Story from five different gossip rags. The popular vote winner was a story from the Enquirer about John Travolta deserting his family. There was another story on the cover of The Flagship every bit as mean if not meaner, and I decided to invoke the "it's my blog" rule and make it Co-Meanest Story of the Week.

The Enquirer tells us that Aretha Franklin has collapsed after losing 80 pounds and a minister was called in. Obviously, Aretha is getting the full tabloid vulture treatment now and I really hate it. It's not a rumor she had pancreatic cancer, it's a fact. But either the Enquirer is making up details of her life out of whole cloth or she has somebody close to her who is selling her out for a few measly bucks at the most difficult time of her life.

Either way, it deserves to be a Meanest Story.


Karen Zipdrive said...

Aretha allowed herself to get dangerously obese and now she's suffering all kinds of consequences because of it.
All sorts of cancers are prompted by obesity, so it's no shock she has cancer.
But goddamnit, she's an American icon and a diva and deserves our sympathy and respect.

Matty Boy said...

I agree with your last sentiment. I am about one more nasty story away from giving her the "Call her miss" label and making any untoward comment about her a hanging offense.

Karen Zipdrive said...

You go, girl.