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Author Topic: Osbourne's tears  (Read 1497 times)

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Offline ChaplinGuy

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Osbourne's tears
« on: February 19, 2007, 06:44:40 AM »

While I appreciate yet another celebrity bringing attention to the issue of HIV/AIDS, I can't help but be a little put off by Kelly Osbourne's display of sobs and tears as she announced that a member of her extended family has HIV. Yes, a part of me feels for them having been through the ringer on that myself. But another side questions the merit behind sobbing uncontrollably at a microphone for an AIDS benefit. It feels cheap and misleading.

I recognize that a lot of folks need to realize that HIV is still out there, and for that I'm glad it's being spotlit here. But more than that, this smacks of yet another example of how the media (and I'll just go ahead and lump in celebrities) are miscasting how this disease is seen by the general public. Her little show would have been understandable had this been 1984, not 2007.

Offline Cliff

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Re: Osbourne's tears
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 07:17:02 AM »
Do you know if there is a link available for us to see the press conference?  I wasn't aware of this.

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Osbourne's tears
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 07:20:52 AM »
Well you know what they say.  Any publicity is good publicity.




Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Osbourne's tears
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 07:22:40 AM »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/16/16,  t-cells are at 501,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 12%

 65 years young.

Offline englishgirl

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Re: Osbourne's tears
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 01:58:10 PM »
to be honest my first thought was 'she bloody better have checked with whoever it is before she said that cos otherwise she's just disclosed on their behalf to all the world'

call me cynical but having been the victim of both (a) friends disclosing thinking they were doing nothing wrong and (b) people treating my status as a item of gossip, im worried that some unknown-to-the-public relative of the osbornes is now gonna get hunted down by the newspapers and have their life ripped apart. i'm hoping that's not the case and that they had previously given their permission. however i do think her motives and tears were genuine.

ideal situation: it's either her or her brother (not because i wish them any ill but because they are already living in the public eye), they decided to tell the world, they got it from sex, and are now going to use their fame and status to make the general public finally woke up to the fact that hiv isnt just a gay or african disease and started realising it can happen to anyone


"I'm not keen on the idea of the afterlife - not without knowing who else will be there and what the entertainment will be. Personally I'd rather just take a rest." Oscar Berger, PWA: Looking AIDS in the Face, 1996. RIP.


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