Kate Moss drug shocker... (not).
By Martin Friel.
So Kate Moss does a bit of blow. Well you could have knocked me
down with a feather when I heard that one! Who would have thought that a
jet-setting, junkie-shagging, party-attending style icon of a woman, immersed
in the bubble world of fashion, would do something as outlandish as sticking
some coke up her nose? The way the Mirror relayed this information, youd
think that the Queen had been caught wearing leather with a snooker ball
strapped to her mouth. I just dont see where the shock factor comes in to
The fact that a test of the toilet cisterns in Parliament a few
years back indicated that many of them had been dusted with the old marching
powder, should show us that it is a lot more widespread than a lot of people
think. Incidentally, I dont recall there being a sweep of the Houses of
Parliament following this revelation with every member being questioned and
possibly tested. Surely if Cocaine is such a dangerous and insidious drug, as
the mighty Mirror suggests, then the fact that the leaders of our nation appear
to be wired most of the time should worry us a hell of a lot more than some
stick insect (albeit a very tasty one) indulging in some recreational drugs.
Reports in the papers tell us that the price of Cocaine is
dropping all the time and that younger and younger people are getting their
grubby, shaky little mitts on it. So its availability is increasing, so much so
in fact that Ecstasy use in on the slide. The guardians of our moral well-being
are up in arms about Kates little habit sighting the fact that she is an
example to children and should therefore know better whilst gnashing their
teeth at the thought of her poor infant child being surrounded by this
So, three things here.
Firstly, Cocaine is no longer a big
deal to a great chunk of the population. Some people find it hard to go out for
a drink without stuffing their face with what they hope is Cocaine. If you know
what to look for, you can see the tell-tale signs of someone who is on coke.
Believe me, judging by the people I see out and about at weekends, it is a lot
more prevalent than you think. Either that or a lot of people are on
doctors medication or old-fashioned diet pills.
Secondly, several of Kates contracts with fashion labels
have now fallen through. Incidentally, I would have thought that being dropped
by Burberry would have been cause for celebration. Regardless, she has been
dropped. What irritates me is that they claim she is a bad example to
youngsters and can therefore no longer be used as the face of their
product. Since when was a rake-thin, single mother who dates a junkie rock star
considered a good role model? Surely she wasnt very appropriate in the
first place. But thats just it. They know she sells products so they only
activate the morality clause when something is so out in the open that they
cant hide it from the customers, more importantly, the media. Are we
really to believe that none of the fashion labels, many after years of working
with Miss Moss, had absolutely no idea that she had a habit?
Finally, people are practically shrieking at the thought that
Kates daughter is surrounded by iniquity and vice and whispers are being
made about her fitness as a mother. What? Only now? This is a woman who can
hardly be at home that much and a child who probably regards the nanny as her
mum. Now if the nanny was wired to the moon, fair dues, get the kid out. But I
dont see what harm there is in a mother who hardly sees her child taking
coke. Incidentally, anyone know where the father has been? He only seems to
have popped up since the revelations.
One other thing. The police are now talking about investigating
the drug use. What a f*cking joke! They cant prosecute drug use after the
fact. Possession and supply are when you are on shaky ground. They are simply
responding to tabloid pressure and feel they need to be seen to be doing
something or be thinking about thinking about doing something. Twats! Im
really disappointed that the police have been cowed by the tabloids. Sad world
when the tabloids are in charge.
So there you have it. I reckon everyone either knew or expected
that Kate was on coke but they were willing to overlook that as long as no-one
knew about it. The whole thing has been blown out of proportion and is yet
another cynical ploy by the tabloids to sell papers on the back of the
destruction of a career. What they all want Kate to do is come out, say she has
a problem but that she is dealing with it and the support of friends, family
and the public will get her through her Cocaine Nightmare. I
dont really have any affinity with the woman but I do take my hat off to
her for not toeing the line and doing what is expected of her. Its her
life and how dare the tabloids and by extension the public have a say in how
she runs it. Are any of us really as pure as the driven snow?
© Winamop. September 2005
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