Sadly it has just been reported that Susan Boyle has collapsed and has been rushed to hospital following a breakdown. It may come as no surprise to some people who have watched the quiet 48 year old woman rise to fame on what can only be described as a bumpy journey. On the other hand I myself was actually a little shocked and saddened. Yes a part of me was not shocked after she has been thrust into the spotlight but the other part of me can’t believe how this has happened and the people involved in the show Britains Got Talent didn’t take extra care with Susan.
Just like millions of people around the world, I thought she was a sue in to win the competition, but last night that dream didn’t come true for Susan as she was beaten by a young dance group. Was Susan wrong to expect to win? If I was in her position I too would have had my hopes up pretty high thinking I would be crowned the winner. Does this make the media and public somewhat responsible for what has happened today? Absolutely. And more so the media than the public.
I praise her courage that she has shown during this time and I think we can all only hope that she can pick herself up and use this experience to further her dreams.
Can you think of other instances where the media has gone too far?