TV legend Michale Parkinson has spoken out about Jade Goody's media coverage calling it, "a representation of all that's paltry and wretched about Britain today."
If someone had told me that it was Johnathon Ross or Russell Brand or any other loud mouth television personality then I wouldn't be so surprised but Michael Parkinson?! Never! The veteran chat-show host has voiced his opinion on the Jade Goody affair - criticising the way the media have "exploited" the Big Brother star. "I feel sorry for the poor girl, " he says. "I think she was totally exploited from the moment she went on Big Brother. I thought it was very poor, I thought the people who did that should be ashamed of themselves. I have been a journalist for 60 years and I am appalled by what's happened to my profession, she was exploited mercilessly by the media. Jade Goody has her own place in the history of television and, while it's significant, it's nothing to be proud of." OOOer!!!
“Her death is as sad as the death of any young person, but it's not the passing of a martyr or a saint or, God help us, Princess Di,” he says. “When we clear the media smoke screen from around her death, what we're left with is a woman who came to represent all that's paltry and wretched about Britain today." MSN news reported this story and received thousands of comments left from people on their forums with half agreeing and disagreeing with his comments. What do you think? Was Michael right or are his comments too insensitive?