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WAWIBF: Courtney Love

Poor old Courtney, you've got to feel sorry for the old girl.

29 October 2003

It has been an awful week for Courtney Love. A pretty bloody awful month in fact. In fact, material and artistic success aside, it's not gone terribly well since her father force-fed her acid when she was four years old. Allegedly. Love is what is technically defined as 'troubled'. She's like a kind of low-rent Whitney Houston. (No one does 'troubled' as well as Whitney).

It seems that Courtney is forever in and out of rehab, or raging at someone, or being accused of 'mental incompetence', or stripping down to her muff in public. And it's a rare day indeed in which you see a photograph of her in which she doesn’t look completely off her face. Earlier this month after smashing windows at a boyfriend’s house, she was arrested and charged with being under the influence of 'opiates and cocaine'. Later that same day she was admitted to hospital for a suspected overdose. Then she made the papers for saying that she'd tried to make her overdose 'fun' for Frances Bean, her 11-year-old daughter. Then on Tuesday she was charged with illegal possession of painkillers. Now she’s lost custody of Frances Bean. It seems that things can't really get that much worse.

Unsurprisingly, many people have absolutely no sympathy for Love. The rednecks over at RightNation.Us, the hate-site formerly known as Hollywood Halfwits, for example, provide some sterling examples of knee-jerk intolerance. "Courtney Love... a loser who's taking up too much food, air and room on this shrinking planet, just like her late idiot husband did..." says one. "I'm sick and g-d damn tired of these sorry sacks of human waste ruining our country and polluting the minds of our children,"
says another. "Courtney Love aka; Skeezer, Skank, Scallywag, and A-Hole," says a third. And then there's this: "Bottom line here is that junkies are not heroes. I don't care who you were in your former life, when your a junkie you are a piece of trash. I'll say that about anyone my daughter, my wife anyone, I have no sympathy for weakness regardless of who you are."

Well, we at TFT are not so free from sin that we may cast such bitter stones of condemnation at the weak and monumentally unhappy. So, scallywag she may be, but we wish Courtney Love the very best, and hope that she can pull herself together, stop OD-ing, get her daughter back and settle down and be happy.

Realistically speaking though, it doesn't look terribly likely.

Poor love.

Don't Do It, Courtney

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