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Posted by: Ryan Gardner (07/23/11)
Read a response from To Write Love On Her Arms concerning Norway and Amy Winehouse here.
    
 
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02:02 PM on 07/23/11
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02:03 PM on 07/23/11
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02:03 PM on 07/23/11
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there is no fucking way amy winehouse's death compares to the norway tragedies. seriously? rip to all though. of course.
02:08 PM on 07/23/11
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there is no fucking way amy winehouse's death compares to the norway tragedies. seriously? rip to all though. of course.
This! my friends and I have been talking about this all day, saying the death of Amy Winehouse seems to be more focused on than Norwegian youth.
02:10 PM on 07/23/11
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Not exactly sure how I feel about this.
02:11 PM on 07/23/11
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They tried to go to summer youth camp, they said no, no, no.
02:12 PM on 07/23/11
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They tried to go to summer youth camp, they said no, no, no.
Swing and a miss.
02:15 PM on 07/23/11
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there is no fucking way amy winehouse's death compares to the norway tragedies. seriously? rip to all though. of course.
I think Amy was included more just because of what the TWLOHA organization stands for. I'm sure they didn't mean to compare her one life to many others.
02:22 PM on 07/23/11
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I think Amy was included more just because of what the TWLOHA organization stands for. I'm sure they didn't mean to compare her one life to many others.
Drug addiction is slightly different than what they stand for, especially since she had everything and totally wasted it, even with so much assistance around her.
I'm not saying she deserved to die, but this really isn't a year defining death.
02:23 PM on 07/23/11
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I think Amy was included more just because of what the TWLOHA organization stands for. I'm sure they didn't mean to compare her one life to many others.
I agree with this. They never said, "but in bigger news.." or "even more tragic.." they were just stating that life was lost.

Not trying to undermine either, just saying. My thoughts to all families and friends of the recent deaths.
02:24 PM on 07/23/11
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Drug addiction is slightly different than what they stand for, especially since she had everything and totally wasted it, even with so much assistance around her.
I'm not saying she deserved to die, but this really isn't a year defining death.
Actually, they offer support for addicts as well...it's just not as widely talked about when discussing them.
02:26 PM on 07/23/11
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This! my friends and I have been talking about this all day, saying the death of Amy Winehouse seems to be more focused on than Norwegian youth.

it really does. it's kind of shocking that a mass murder would be overshadowed by a drug addict who, quite frankly, killed herself. i mean, i'm certainly not trying to demean her life in anyway, but how can norway's 9/11 not be a constant focus for everyone right now? reminds me of the casey anothony trial. all those people so far up her ass when hundreds of thousands of other cases are unsolved/continue to happen. clearly the media has their priorities in order.
02:26 PM on 07/23/11
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i live in norway, it's crazy over 85 kids killed...
02:34 PM on 07/23/11
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it really does. it's kind of shocking that a mass murder would be overshadowed by a drug addict who, quite frankly, killed herself. i mean, i'm certainly not trying to demean her life in anyway, but how can norway's 9/11 not be a constant focus for everyone right now? reminds me of the casey anothony trial. all those people so far up her ass when hundreds of thousands of other cases are unsolved/continue to happen. clearly the media has their priorities in order.

Both are important stories and the minimization of either is irresponsible. There are times and places to discuss both matters. There isn't a comparison, they're two independent stories with different circumstances. Amy, was a pop culture figurehead with a widely publicized substance abuse problem--and as everyone predicted she died from it. Her story, one that shouldn't be glossed over or minimized is that addiction is a problem that no amount of money or help can fight if the person is truly stuck in their ways. She was surrounded by enablers and the dialogue that will come from that needs to be reserved for E! or other shows that don't deal with world news. The worst dialogue will come Dr. Drew.

The Norway tragedy was a massacre, an act of domestic terrorism, Norway's Oklahoma City Bombing x100 and the coverage that comes from that has its place just as Amy's does. It's not only breaking news but it's world news that sadly I don't see American agencies picking up on because our culture doesn't really care about other parts of the world as long as it doesn't impede our way of life. Our pop culture has reached a point where it is priority and not past time and the result of that will be near invisibility of the Norway tragedy unless it comes on a cable news network where it'll mostly be talked about at night.

Anyway, both stories are important. American News has to stick to what gets views because a large portion of Americans only care about what happens on home soil. and celebrity. If your television provider hasn't provided you with a world news channel the internet has real time updates from various reputable news organizations.
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