In the blogosphere, there are certain human circumstances that even the snarkiest of bloggers avoid making fun of. People with terminal illnesses, such as Farrah Fawcett, or recently bereaved families, like that of Steve Irwin, both fall into this no-go category. Confusingly, an exception to the rule is people in a permanent vegetative state – see Terry Schiavo’s Blog. Also, I’m pretty sure that if Paris Hilton was diagnosed with face cancer and lost her parents in a tragic Hilton hotel fire on the same day, for some reason she’d still be fair game for a bit of fun-poking in the blogs. So it is with these confusing and contradictory unspoken rules in mind that I attempt to tactfully draw your attention to the recent antics of Bindi Irwin.
The young Irwin is currently cashing in on shooting a 26-part wildlife documentary show, Bindi, the Jungle Girl, set to hit the airwaves in January 2007. Since her father’s death, Bindi has whored herself out been promoting a message of kindness to animals to several major TV networks, while shamelessly drumming up interest in her own TV show. Her mother really knows how to turn on the waterworks on cue wholly supports her new breadwinner daughter’s new-found fame. In conclusion, Bindi, if you’re going to cash in on your father’s death continue your father’s legacy, at least get a knew haircut then you have my heartfelt blessing.
– Steven Corfe