Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Kate Moss Responsible For Millions Of Cigarette Deaths: FACT!!!

Huzzah For Kate Moss!!!! Not content with horrifying the Lilly-white virgins of Fleet St by snorting coke and getting in tow with a crack head rock star, she's now turned her attentions to corrupting the female youth of Scotland. Or so the Scottish Health Minister Andy Kerr seems to think. More on this intellectual sub-normal in a bit.......... So, what's our Kate been doing to attract the scorn of Scotland's Health Nazi's? She's been smoking. Or more to the point, she's been photographed smoking in paparazzi shots splashed across celeb gossip mags. I mean, what a bitch! How can she be so callous as to light a fag in full knowledge that a camera might be present and might take her photograph and it might be published in Heat which might be read by a young Scottish teenager who might start smoking because "Kate does it". The notion that teenagers might have minds of their own is conveniently forgotten. The notion that teenagers(and anyone else for that matter) might smoke because they enjoy it is also not addressed. No, it's all one big game of follow the leader in Mr Kerr's mind. Simplistic Reasoning 101: Celebrities stop smoking in public = Teenagers no longer think smoking is "Cool" What I'd really like to tackle here though is not so much the smoking/anti-smoking debate, nor the alleged copy cat behaviour of a nation of nicotine addicted teens. No, I'd like to address and refute the notion that Kate Moss is in any way responsible for the actions of others through her cigarette consumption. This is where I have to question the Health Minister's reasoning and ultimately categorise it as infantile. As stated before, the whole "monkey see, monkey do" angle on this has been absurdly overblown. If the minister believes that a few celebs snapped with Harry Wraggs hanging from their gobs at 3am outside some trendy bar in London is the sole reason for 13-15 year olds in Scotland continuing to smoke then I do fear he's yet to recieve the grounding in real life that should be mandatory for all politicians. I don't trust these scrubbed clean zealots and their phony utopias, these middle management goons made good....... Everything is a bloody crusade. So, why do kids smoke? Theres a multitude of reasons and one of them isn't the odd blurry photo of a bored looking model going home from the pub. Try: peer pressure/desire to be apart from your peers/forbidden fruit/curiosity/teen rebellion/you quite enjoy them after a while..... Fuck! Heaven forbid anyone should actually like smoking!!! Just out of interest, One wonders what he's going to do about pissheads like me? Confiscate my Bukowski and Kinky Friedman books? Tell me to stop listening to bands who glamourise alcohol by going to the pub? Ban repeat showings of Father Ted?

5 comments:

Pam said...

You've got to wonder at the logic of somebody in government blaming anybody else for kids smoking. If they're that concerned about the nation's health they have the power to ban it but do they ? Nah, they make too much money from the duty on cigarettes which they keep increasing each year.

Billy said...

Kate Moss smokes??

*runs out to buy 20 B&H*

SzélsőFa said...

My husband works in a plant protection related research field. He told me that the REAL dangers of smoking lie NOT in the tobbacco itself, but in the HUGE amounts of pesticides. Now that is NOT advertised.
Stupid models. Kate Moss is also a model for doing drugs. And being anorexic.

ill man said...

Pam- I just hate intellectual laziness in politicians. That said, I live in a fantasy world in which mental agility and joined up thinking are pre-requisites for being a potential public representative.....

Billy - Can you get me some menthols?

Szelso Fa - Interesting. If I'm reading you right, you're saying it'sthe stuff NOT on the packet that kills you......

Smoke roll ups......;)

SzélsőFa said...

Yes, I was to say that tobacco itself is much less harfmul than the pesticied used for its growing.