The Winehouse Effect: How We Kill Celebrities

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In late June, Amy Winehouse stumbled onto a stage in Serbia, where she slurred words and lost track of the song playing behind her. TMZ gleefully reported that “tickets to the show were roughly $57 — a lot considering the average monthly salary [there] is $428.” To go on: “Money… spent.”

Amy Winehouse served as a treasure trove of mishaps. She became the girl that everyone loved to hate, that everyone scrambled to pick apart with vulture beaks. What would have been the tragic story of wasted talent, youth, and life, was constantly a parody of addiction.

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