Dr. Drew Doesn’t Want You to Gleefully Watch Celebrities With Dangerous Personal Problems


When are we going to have had enough of this? As viewers and as consumers of media, we really chew this stuff up. And we’ve got to begin to think of the fact that these are real serious medical and psychiatric problems that are taking people’s lives in the media routinely now. We’ve got to sort of stand up and sort of recognize what this is, and not sit in disdain and envy and sort of chew this stuff up the way we tend to.” —Commentary on the death of Casey Johnson, by Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of VH1’s salacious and addictive Celebrity Rehab. [Gawker]