“Carrying six years of so much, I always take a licking and keep on ticking. Everyone thinks I’m so strong, it became so heavy for me. I wanted to be away from the noise. I just began to get tired of taking so many licks. The foreclosure, so many things I had to deal with, people just see the glitz and the glamour … I was in the hospital and they gave me a different name. Nobody asked me anything about the press, they talked to me about my nails and hair. A nurse, Melanie, she would come in and make me walk around. She brought me Sister 2 Sister magazine, and I was in there. She told me ‘You gotta get outta here and you gotta go back to work.’ And for me there are people that love me and want to see me go back to work. There’s no perfect person. They didn’t treat me like Fantasia, they treated me like Tasia.”
You know, suicide is no joke. It’s not a laughing matter, it’s something that should be taken seriously, and whether or not the cry for help is for attention or to save a life (sometimes one is just as important as the other), Fantasia Barrino is still talking about her suicide attempt to whoever will listen. And by “whoever will listen,” I mean “various talk shows through various interviews.” The above quote was from Fantasia’s latest Good Morning America interview, where she discussed her …
… suicide attempt again, stumped for her reality show, and reminded folks that her album drops soon, all in the same breath.
That being said. Yeah, suicide sucks and being overwhelmed by shit can sometimes really, really bite, but talking about this suicide attempt as flippantly and easily as Fantasia has could really create some bad notions for unstable people ’round the world. I’m not saying that she should shut herself away from the world and bask and revel in the fact that she tried to take her own life — but what I am saying is that she should maybe be taking this time to privately reflect on the good things in life, the things that make life worth living, and the fact that she still has a young daughter to think about — a young daughter who hasn’t been mentioned at all throughout this rigmarole.
You know what? I’m sorry, Fantasia, that things have sucked so hard for you for the past few years, but you really need to go and take care of your daughter and your other personal obligations, and quit painting the media red with your trials and tribulations over financial troubles and relationship issues. Everyone’s had both. As I said, I haven’t heard one thing about her daughter — or how this affected her daughter — since all of this stuff went down. She’s probably wrecked, for fuck’s sake. Man up, stop doing all of these interviews, be a mom, and be thankful for what you do have.