As the daughter of two entertainers, Bobbi Kristina Brown has been getting shine in the media spotlight since she was in her mother’s womb. Now, with the passing of her mother just a mere 4 weeks ago, that spotlight has doubled, even tripled in size.
Just coming off her family’s interview with Oprah regarding the death of Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kris has also been featured on gossip blogs TWICE already this week. This makes me nervous, and here’s why.
I fear that the biggest thing her mother wanted to avoid will indeed happen now that she’s not here to protect her. The media will eat this poor child alive, chew her up and spit her out. The story that’s making headlines this week is about Bobbi Kris and Nick Gordon, a young man that Whitney took in when he was an adolescent.
There are pictures and videos floating around the ‘Net of the two of them hugging, kissing, and holding hands together. And now there are reports that her grandmother Cissy is upset about what’s going on and is threatening to have him evicted from Whitney’s home (where Bobbi Kris also lives).
Last year there were pictures released of Bobbi Kris snorting cocaine and now this? This is just the type of fodder that gossip blogs and rumor mills love, need, and crave.
With the level of celebrity of mother held (and still holds) people will be watching this young woman’s every move. Even though she’s legally an adult at 19, she’s still so very young. My prayer for her is that she avoids the pitfalls of fame and the trouble that it brings. I will say that Bobby Brown, R&B’s legendary “bad boy” is her dad, so I’m sure there’s a rebellious streak in her. But I don’t want to see her become another Britney Spears (who can forget that shaved head situation?) or Lindsay Lohan.
Fame in itself is a drug that will leave you strung out and chasing it forever.
Please, Bobbi Kris, don’t let that be you! Stay low-key for awhile. Give yourself time to breathe and grieve the loss of your mother. Don’t get caught up in the trap that’s set up, polished, and waiting for you. Although you are your own person that will chose your own life path, your mother’s legacy is in your hands. Please be careful with it.
Ever so often something happens that makes you believe in the goodness that’s left in humanity.
This video is one of those things.
I’m so inspired by the determination of this one man’s effort to see change happen and do something good for the sake of humanity, that I’m…simply…in awe.
I am reminded that one person truly can make a difference.
This video is the BEST. THE. BEST. use of social media I’ve seen to date. It speaks to how small this world really is and how connected we all are.
It’s long, but it’s worth it.
Follow up note: Naturally, as when anything goes viral in the way that the KONY campaign has, there will be criticism. There’s lots of talk now about the whole thing being a scam and the donation money not really going toward the cause. If that is the case, that’s between Jason Russell and God. I feel that what he set out to do, which was to spread awareness, was accomplished. And for that, I give him credit.
I was perusing through my Google reader and found a photo challenge that my girl, Christina from Being Mrs. Jones is participating in. You simply snap your interpretation of a prompt with a camera and post! There’s one for every day of the month of March. I’ve always wanted to do some type of challenge, so I figured, why not?!
I’ve got just a few more minutes before Day 1 is over, so here goes! The word “UP” was the prompt.
This picture is old, but I had to use something for my first post. I may not get the chance to post every photo I take here daily, but I will share as many as I can, when I can.
Facebook is an interesting place where we (its users) put our lives on display for the enjoyment of others. How each person does that varies, but essentially that what’s happening.You can spin that thought how you want, but you know it’s true.
To me, Facebook is like a virtual high school. It’s a place where you round up thousands of different people from different backgrounds (rich, poor, jocks, nerds, and the like), throw them in a room and watch them find ways to seek out other people that will make them feel a little less “different.”
Remember your high school yearbook that had a list of superlatives in the back?
Here’s my version of the “Most Likely To…The Facebook Edition.”
Either you or somebody on your friend’s list is most likely to :
Be a DJ – These folks are avid music buffs that fill your newsfeed with whatever songs they’re feeling at the moment. That playlist usually comes courtesy of Youtube or Spotify.
Be a Minister or Motivational Speaker – No matter the time of day, they have a word (Biblical or otherwise) for you. Halelujah! You can do it!
Be a Photographer – What? You don’t want to see me in my bathroom photoshoot with the nasty white marks on my mirror? And we can’t forget the classic “front-seat-of-my-car-head-shot.” The photographer’s albums have literally hundreds of photos, full of various people, places, and things (and other nouns) for your viewing pleasure.
Be a Comedian – This person’s status updates about their day-to-day lives keep you in stitches all the time!
Be a Politician – Your own personal Rachel Maddow or Bill O’Riley. Your go-to Facebook friend for up to date commentary on why this country sucks or is the best place ever.
Be a Kill Joy – Never happy – just sad. Always sad. Hello, Eeyore!
Be a Narrator – Narrators are storytellers. Most of the updates start out with, “So….today I blah, blah, blah.” They’re masters at documenting conversations, too. “Me: What are you doing? Them: Nothing. Me: Why aren’t you doing anything? Them: Because. Me: O_0″ Thanks for the riveting details!
Be Most Popular: No matter what they write, it’s guaranteed to get a million comments from their 12, 535 friends afterward. For example, “I picked my boogers just now.” Eew! Gross! Hahahaha! Funny! Was it green? Me too! You never comment on anything they post because you know your cell phone battery will die shortly after from all of the new comment notifications!
Be Least Popular – Always a post, never a comment. From anyone. It’s like they only talk to themselves or their Facebook friends don’t know who they are.
Be a Twitter User – Your newsfeed is flooded with post, after post, after post, after post, documenting every detail of their day. From sun up to sun down, nothing gets left out.
Be PERFECT – Every status update ends with some variation of: Life is good. Loving life. I’m perfect. You’re not.
I have to admit that I’ve been one
or three of these at one point or another! Hey, what can I say?! It’s all in fun, right?
Which face belongs to you?
Have any more to add?