Saturday, February 09, 2008
An American journalist has referred to the late Heath Ledger as selfish, reckless, and greedy. So Australians have bombarded her newspaper with protest. Patriotism strikes again. Seriously, who cares? There's no doubt that he was a good actor, and he was mildly attractive (more so when he was younger, I think). But as to his character traits, who cares? He's gone now and can't possibly care what anybody says about him. I can't help but notice that most of the things being said in public are said by people who never actually knew him personally. Maybe he was selfish, maybe he wasn't. Why does it matter now? Let his family lay him to rest in peace; the people who truly loved him don't need to hear the whole world's uninformed opinions.