Leave Them Be

Johnny Depp has been slipping into the abyss ever since sprouted whatever was that brain tumor that compelled him to leave longtime partner Vanessa Paradis.

Most recently he arrived at a premiere, for the thoroughly unnecessary remake of Murder on the Orient Express, too inebriated to walk without assistance.

The photos snapped of him there are nakedly revealing: he looks exactly how any person would feel, if, everywhere they went, total strangers were staring at them, screaming at them, taking pictures of them, reaching out for them.

Can you imagine living like that?

Normally such people have to put on masks, to make the ordeal seem not only Sane, but Normal.

But, because of the inebriates, Depp, in this case, could not. And so he let everyone see, exactly how scary it feels. If only. They would. See.

Whenever I have encountered a famous person, I have treated them like the meter reader. Because I don’t want to make them feel like that.

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4 Responses to “Leave Them Be”


  1. 1 janis November 18, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I agree, let them be.

    It’s better for them, as well as for us. What is this country’s fixation on celebrity? I can imagine some of the reasons why, but they still don’t make sense.


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