In a reality show first, Jade Goody is going to have cameras follow her in her last weeks of life. After having her life documented by the media over the last seven years through reality shows, Jane Goody is willing to die on camera for a multi-million dollar deal for the world to watch.
“The 27-year-old, who’s rapidly succumbing to cervical cancer, became a star in Britain for her exploits on ‘Big Brother’ in 2002 and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in 2007,” the New York Post says.
“I know some people don’t like what I’m doing, but at this point I really don’t care what other people think,” Jade Goody told the News of the World. “Now, it’s about what I want.”
She added, “Yes, people will say I’m doing this for money, and they’re right, I am. But not to buy flash cars or big houses. It’s for my sons’ future if I’m not here.”
“If cancer has taught me anything, it’s that big houses aren’t important, being rich isn’t important. It’s my sons who are important, it’s being alive that’s important,” Goody said.
This story is likely to pick up a lot of buzz and raise substantial debate: is airing Jane Goody’s death distasteful, or is it a much-needed dose of authentic reality?