- Brandy Is Not Here To ‘Bow Down’; Brandy Talks New ‘Temptation’ Movie + Beyonce New SinglePosted 15876 days ago
- In Case You’ve Missed Out: The Unwritten Rules Episodes 1-9Posted 15876 days ago
- President Obama Painting Creates Controversy; Called Disrespectful & BlasphemousPosted 15876 days ago
- Fancy, oh Fancy! Happy 46th Birthday To Garcelle Beauvais!!!Posted 15876 days ago
- Spotted: Beyonce and Jayz Hang Courtside at Brooklyn Nets GamePosted 15876 days ago
Let’s Talk: Twitter vs. Stacy Francis
I may have been the only person who did not watch the Oprah interview last night with Bobbi Kristina and Patricia Houston. Although I love Whitney like she was my own Aunt I could not bear to sit through another interview where the topic would be about her passing. It has been weeks since she was laid to rest and I just think that it is time to let it go. It’s time to let her go, let her rest in peace and allow her family to move on.
Needless to say, I may be the only person who is no longer interested in the ordeal. Not because I don’t care, but because it has begun to turn into an unnecessary situation. I didn’t have to sit and watch the interview to know what was going on or what was being said because my Twitter timeline gave me the play by play, word for word. While watching my timeline move at a rapid 100 tweets per minute I knew exactly what was going on so there was really no need to tune in, not that I was going to anyway.
So, if I didn’t want to tune in and I want the situation to die, why am I writing this article?
I am writing this article because while minding my business on Twitter it was brought to my attention that the young lady (Stacy Francis) who reportedly got into an altercation with Whitney prior to her passing away was being verbally assassinated by a slew of immature TWITters (emphasizes on TWIT). It always amazes me how after someone passes they have all of these new fans and stans that were not there before. It happened with Tupac, it happened with Biggie, it happened with Aaliyah, it happened with Left Eye, it happened with Amy Winehouse, it happened with Michael Jackson, it happened with Etta James (I know for a fact that there were people who thought “At Last” was a Beyonce original) and now it is happening with Whitney. I am willing to bet a pack of 100% 14 inch Malaysian Virgin hair in a 1B that a good 8 out of the 10 people who are all of a sudden so protective of Whitney didn’t care two cents about her prior to her passing.
I was completely mortified at some of the things that were being said about Stacy and even more disgusted by her @replies. It was too the point where it was no longer about the jokes, it was personal and it began to take on the form of cyber bullying. People were wishing her dead, people were calling her every name in the book but the child of God, it was horrible and these were tweets from adults. People who should know better by now and are suppose to be setting an example were on Twitter acting a fool. The funny thing about this entire Twitter bashing is that it has been known for weeks that Stacy Francis was the woman that fought with Whitney. That was confirmed the night of the Grammys. A true fan would know that already but I digress.
This isn’t the first time that this has happened and I am quite sure that it won’t be the last, so I will not waste my font trying to preach to the choir. However, I will say this, prior to Whitney’s passing she was nothing more than a “washed up junkie” to a lot of people. No one (outside of her real fans) cared enough about her to respect her and what she had accomplished throughout her career. Although she was the inspiration for many of the new artists today, she was not given the respect that she deserved while she was still walking this earth. It bothers me that a person has to die in order to be acknowledged and respected. In the past few weeks, I have heard more people sing their praises for Whitney and speak her name than I have the entire 20 some-odd years that I have been on this earth. I remember when “I Look To You” released everyone looked at me as if I had 3 heads when I couldn’t stop talking about my pre-ordered copy arriving in the mail.
So, where were all of these fans then?
(Article by Jae.Renee)