This is rich. Rich like old fashioned fertilizer. Andy Pemberton, writing for the Huffington Post, says Simon Cowell is to blame for Susan Boyle’s fragile mental and physical condition. Pemberton cited a People magazine interview in which Boyle’s brother said his poor sister just can’t take the exhaustion associated with fame.
And that is somehow Simon Cowell’s fault?
Susan Boyle was already living a fragile, broken life when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. She did not win the competition, but came in second proving to the world that she could sing. Boyle has enjoyed international success since that time.
Despite her tremendous achievement she went home, according to Pemberton, “after losing Britain’s Got Talent” and was checked into a mental health clinic for exhaustion. Fatigue is one thing. Mental illness is another. Furthermore, I wouldn’t exactly call coming in second place and becoming an international star “losing” Britain’s Got Talent.
Oh, but Susan Boyle must not be cut out for fame because her brother now says, “She needs 24 hour care.”
That is pretty much what many American stars receive, 24 hour care. Some can handle the fame others can’t. Either they get care or they end up in rehab, broken, fragile, and near crazy. But now, Pemberton and Boyle’s’ family find Simon Cowell responsible for Susan Boyle’s inability to handle fame.
Riddle me this…Why did she go on the show in the first place if it wasn’t to have her talent discovered?
I am sorry that she is experiencing anxiety and “crushing loneliness,” as brother Gerry Boyle has said in the past. I’m sure, as PopEater reports, Gerry said “the whole [fame] thing is exhausting, but I’m also sure that most people understand there is a price to pay for fame. You can’t have your cake and sit quietly as though knows one knows you and eat it too.
I’m sure Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, Denise Rodman and host of others could commiserate. Maybe Susan Boyle’s next move should be to Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab. Susan Boyle’s intervention could be a prevention from a psychological break with reality, that Pemberton has somehow linked back to Simon Cowell.
Susan Boyle owes Simon Cowell a “thank you.” His show, Britain’s Got Talent, gave Susan Boyle a better shot at anything than she had ever had in her life. If she is not mental equipped or prepared to handle fame, the fault does not lay at the feet of Simon Cowell, as Pemberton suggests.
He predicts that if Boyle crashes and burns the public will blame Cowell and it could be the ruin of his career.
Give me a break.
Pemberton even warns Cowell, “Simon, stop this madness before a human being’s life is all but ruined. If you won’t, I hope you can live with the consequences.”
Any consequences that Susan Boyle’s brings upon herself is her own fault or the fault of her care givers who let her step out of her humble abode with her mum onto the world’s stage.
I sincerely hope Susan Boyle gets the help she needs, gets her head on straight, and makes a go of it, or, if she prefers, packs it in and heads home. Either way, Simon Cowell is not that baby’s daddy.
She is responsible for herself and if she doesn’t have the mental capacity to care for herself, as her brother claims, then he and other family members should be the one’s helping her.
Pemberton, Simon Cowell holds no blame for Susan Boyle’s inability to handle fame. I can’t even imagine why you pulled your allegations out of thin air. The last report we had of Susan Boyle, from PopEater.com, had 50 Cent looking to hook up with her and now she has a hit album. Allegations that Boyle could bring down Cowell’s career are absolutely unsubstantiated.
50 Cent to Susan Boyle: Meet Me in Da Club Studio, PopEater.com
Pemberton, Andy, Susan Boyle will destroy Simon Cowell’s unstoppable career, HuffPost Social News
Pemberton, Andy, Susan Boyle at Priory: Take to Clinic Following Saturday’s Loss, HuffPost Social News
Susan Boyle Needs 24 Hour Care, Her Family Claims, Popeater.com