July 28th, 2011 12:10 EST
Actress Paz de la Huerta Blames Media For Death Of Amy Winehouse
"Boardwalk Empire actress Paz de la Huerta says the media may have played a role in Amy Winehouse`s death.
`Look what just happened to Amy Winehouse! Maybe had she not seen so many bad pictures of herself she would have gotten more self esteem and not been so self-destructive.`"
If you do a Google image search of "Amy Winehouse", in most of the pics the late pop singer looks like a crack addict. Photographers aren`t responsible for Amy`s decrepit appearance, she has only herself to blame.
Photojournalists are duty-bound to capture reality, did de la Huerta expect the paparazzi to digitally remove the cocaine in Amy`s nose and airbrush away the blemishes that were a result of her drug-fueled lifestyle?
I love Winehouse`s music and I am deeply saddened by her untimely death, but let`s not play the tired game of blaming the media. A photographer hired to take a pic for the album of a pop superstar is justified in using his digital wizard to make his subject as beautiful as possible, but a photojournalist must chronicle reality.
Rest in peace, Amy!
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