Saturday, August 29, 2009

DJ AM rant

DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) was a prominent disk jockey who worked with the likes of Papa Roach, Madonna, Will Smith, among others and even presented last years MTV Music awards with Travis barker of rock band Blink 182. AM was found dead at around 5:20pm on Friday August 28th. Aparently he had just been through a breakup with his model girlfriend and couldn't bare it. He'd been battling a drug and alcohol addiction for some time and it all came to a head on friday as he died of a cocaine overdose. In our culture cocaine and celebrity almost go hand in hand.

We have become so desensitized to the use of hard drugs by secular 'idols' that hearing of a drug related death rarely gets the public thinking about the drug but more about the celebrity and their past accomplishments. It's very rare to see a cocaine related death such as this one be followed up by a strong wide-spread campaign led by one of the big teen TV stations denouncing drug use as deadly, life wrecking, and at the very least criminal (lol). No, MTV, E!, and VH1 for the next few weeks will probably air a series of DJ AM appearances on their respective channels with no word of the dangers of celebrity approved hard drug use. "End cocaine use in hollywood" and "So what Britney snorts crack doesn't mean I have to" are just two phrases you will never see in a celebrity magazine or TV show.

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