I didn't know this person, and don't watch even the US version of the show, so I've no real connection to this, but was struck by the comment by PM Gordon Brown. Yes, the leader of the government of Britain made a comment on the death of a participant of a “reality” TV program.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was "deeply saddened" by the news and described Goody as "a courageous woman both in life and death".
Really, WTF is wrong with Britain? Can anyone imagine Obama making a public statement if the Flavor of the Week on some US “reality” show died? Why does Brown think an official public statement is required? Is the voting public in Britain so out of touch with reality that this is acceptable? Is the cult of personality and manufactured celebrity so powerful that it's perverting your government as well your society?
On the other hand, maybe this is a good thing - at least your bias for personality against reality is easier to see than it is in the States...
Seriously people, turn off your fucking televisions.