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Marrik
11-17-2008, 01:23
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3454575/American-Idol-contestant-Paula-Goodspeed-humiliated-by-rude-Cowell-say-family.html


an American Idol contestent with history of mental illness killed herself by overdose outside the home of American Idol judge Paula Abdul.

she apparently became depressed after she was rejected on the show (and bitched about it on Myspace, mentioning that she kept getting harassed by "haters"), and Simon Cowell made fun of her braces. her family told reporters that she was "heartboken", and that they believe this lead to her suicide.

psychologist Bethany Marshall said "She may have felt that her life as she knew it was over, simply because she was criticised on this show."





i guess it was just a matter of time before some stupid bitch killed herself over that stupid show, but i was kind of hoping that theyd have a nervous breakdown and shoot all 3 judges and then themselves on camera.



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Goodspeed was found dead on Tuesday outside the home of Paula Abdul, Cowell's fellow judge on the US talent show. The 30-year-old is believed to have killed herself by taking a drugs overdose and reportedly had a history of mental illness.

As police investigate Goodspeed's history, the spotlight has fallen on her American Idol audition from January 2006.

Millions of viewers saw Cowell mock Goodspeed's teeth brace, telling her: "I don't think any artist on earth could sing with that much metal in your mouth... that's like a bridge." After the crestfallen hopeful left the audition room, Cowell joked: "How did she get through the metal detector? It must have gone crazy."

After the footage was aired, Goodspeed wrote on her MySpace blog that she was finding it difficult to cope with the "haters" who mocked her.

Goodspeed's family said she was heartbroken at such a brutal rejection.

Her niece, Sonja McIntyre, told US breakfast show Good Morning America: "Paula reacted pretty much the way anyone would react. Saying that she had a bridge in her mouth? That's rude. She didnt go there for looks, she went there for vocals. She went there to sing."

The programme also featured an interview with psychologist Dr Bethany Marshall, who said: "She may have felt that her life as she knew it was over, simply because she was criticised on this show. Here's the problem with these kinds of shows. If you have a personality disordered, fragile, vulnerable contestant who is very sensitive to criticism, and you put the image of them being criticised on YouTube... plastered in front of millions of people - they're not Teflon-coated. They cannot handle it."

Cowell and Fox, the network which airs American Idol, declined to comment.

Ganon
11-17-2008, 01:29
hope more people will kill themselves after some idiot show, it will ease the purge of their pitiful existances.

Jarkovii
11-17-2008, 01:32
hope more people will kill themselves after some idiot show, it will ease the purge of their pitiful existances.

Ganon has volunteered! Thank you Ganon.

BlackVolgan
11-17-2008, 01:34
owned

Villa
11-17-2008, 01:35
This is disgracfeul.
I think Simon Cowell should pay for her funeral.

Natdaprat
11-17-2008, 01:35
That's really ashame. Hardly Cowells fault, though. If this was some form of board on the matter, I'd say our thoughts are with her family. Though I'll speak for myself.

Slypieguy
11-17-2008, 01:35
Hopefully everyone else on that show follows suit.

And everyone who watches it.

Ganon
11-17-2008, 01:35
Yes, just an hammer and laws covering my arse. I am not asking for more to start the purge.

Camelmix
11-17-2008, 01:36
That sucks, I guess. She should have expected it, though. If you have a personality disorder you should know what you can handle and what you cant, and then brace yourself for what you dont expect.

Natdaprat
11-17-2008, 01:38
If you have a personality disorder you should know what you can handle and what you cant, and then brace yourself for what you dont expect.

Haha, brace yourself.

Camelmix
11-17-2008, 01:40
Haha, brace yourself.

hahahahahahahahaha. That made me laugh, I didn't realize what I said. Just awesome.

Gloomrender
11-17-2008, 01:41
Haha, brace yourself.

Mmmmm, delicious awfulness.


Btw Simon Cowell is officially a badass.

ejnomad07
11-17-2008, 01:42
Well that's one less mentally ill that gets to breed.

heroshade
11-17-2008, 01:51
I heard it was because she was a Paula Abdule fanatic. Of course, that stupid ass show is a religion to so many people, it could be a seperate story.

Mungad
11-17-2008, 01:55
I thought she was on like two years ago... Delayed reactions say what?

Slaker
11-17-2008, 02:05
Stupid show with stupid people and stupid contestant.

RemeN
11-17-2008, 02:11
I'd orgasm if Simon Cowell insulted me.

Seriously, just to annoy him, just start moaning and then "climax" on stage.

then flip him off :D

Natdaprat
11-17-2008, 02:13
I'd orgasm if Simon Cowell insulted me.

Seriously, just to annoy him, just start moaning and then "climax" on stage.

then flip him off :D

You have some problems...

andy9306
11-17-2008, 02:17
This is disgracfeul.
I think Simon Cowell should pay for her funeral.

What?

That is silly. That's like saying that I should pay for the funerals of all those people who died in that building I burnt down. They're already half cremated, I figure I've made my contribution.

rockyraccoon
11-17-2008, 02:20
You have some problems...

its forumfall OT, there's not a single person that doesn't have problems.

Corwen
11-17-2008, 02:22
Pretty sad.

That show is terrible.

The winner is always a sell-out "artsist" that doesn't actually create any art of merit or anything besides cookie-cutter pop music...

Then we call them our Idol :)

rockyraccoon
11-17-2008, 02:27
Pretty sad.

That show is terrible.

The winner is always a sell-out "artsist" that doesn't actually create any art of merit or anything besides cookie-cutter pop music...

Then we call them our Idol :)

so your telling me clay aikens style of effeminate, somehow erotic music was cookie cutter pop? i beg to differ.

Kekshorts
11-17-2008, 02:32
How pitiful must your existence be? to be affected like this over a pop show? Do they think that, because Simon cowell denied them their cheap shortcut at fame and money, their lives are over? I say she's better off.

rockyraccoon
11-17-2008, 02:37
How pitiful must your existence be? to be affected like this over a pop show? Do they think that, because Simon cowell denied them their cheap shortcut at fame and money, their lives are over? I say she's better off.

well they kinda did mention she had yah know, mental illnesses.

Kekshorts
11-17-2008, 02:40
well they kinda did mention she had yah know, mental illnesses.
so they did... that sounds pretty terrible then, no doubt... bwahahahahaha!

Eldest
11-17-2008, 02:48
"History of mental illness". Seriously, journalism, who fucking cares?

andy9306
11-17-2008, 02:58
so your telling me clay aikens style of effeminate, somehow erotic music was cookie cutter pop? i beg to differ.

He didn't win.

Razel
11-17-2008, 03:14
a moron show where morons care about what other morons think of them, what a concept.

Paganini
11-17-2008, 03:17
This might have actually done some good, hopefully this woman's death will bring an end to American Idol and her life accomplished something after all

Temet nosce
11-17-2008, 03:25
Well that's one less mentally ill that gets to breed.

More like, one less tasteless media loving imbecile.

Nice catch as usual Marrik, I actually laughed which fucking hurt my throat since I have a cold.

Shaehl
11-17-2008, 03:28
If her mental stability was flimsy enough that she'd kill herself over that, it was really just a matter of time till she /wristed anyways.

Rigan Pere
11-17-2008, 03:29
I dont get it, if she was that hurt by them (Which I doubt it was just because of this show) then why didnt she try to kill them? would have been interesting video with Simons smile wiped off his face why she stood there strapped to dynamite.

Temet nosce
11-17-2008, 03:30
I dont get it, if she was that hurt by them (Which I doubt it was just because of this show) then why didnt she try to kill them? would have been interesting video with Simons smile wiped off his face why she stood there strapped to dynamite.

Hell, now there's an episode I'd actually watch.

Ariost
11-17-2008, 03:31
Pretty sad.

That show is terrible.

The winner is always a sell-out "artsist" that doesn't actually create any art of merit or anything besides cookie-cutter pop music...

Then we call them our Idol :)

They're aiming to be pop stars. Pop stars don't have to be genuine artists; they're usually just puppets, anyhow.

Razel
11-17-2008, 03:33
only people to blame here is the parents for not teaching her about what is truly important and partly the girls fault for not educating herself. I can imagine most of you folks have similiar parents tho, my advice... educate yourselves.

Rigan Pere
11-17-2008, 03:35
only people to blame here is the parents for not teaching her about what is truly important and partly the girls fault for not educating herself. I can imagine most of you folks have similiar parents tho, my advice... educate yourselves.

Dont use the parent card, its lame.

Everyone has problems, some more than others, just fucking deal with them just like the rest of us have to.

Razel
11-17-2008, 03:38
Dont use the parent card, its lame.

Everyone has problems, some more than others, just fucking deal with them just like the rest of us have to.

parents should have taught her how to be happy, to be peaceful, what love is, whats important. yes its the parents fault.

eggman33
11-17-2008, 03:38
why go on the show if you cant handle it? that was a late season right? so she should have known by watching previous episodes that she might not be as great as she thought she was.

Marrik
11-17-2008, 03:39
parents should have taught her how to be happy, to be peaceful, what love is, whats important. yes its the parents fault.

how the hell do you know if its the parents fault that she was mentally ill?


answer: you dont. youre talking out of your ass.

Razel
11-17-2008, 03:45
how the hell do you know if its the parents fault that she was mentally ill?


answer: you dont. youre talking out of your ass.

had her parents taught her the right things she would have never set foot on that show.

Ungraylessness
11-17-2008, 03:48
had her parents taught her the right things she would have never set foot on that show.

It was actually her grandparents' fault for not giving her parents the right idea about parenting, also raising the parents in a shitty environment as a single mother with no money or job and was black / Latino native American.

Komako
11-17-2008, 03:50
lol, awesome!

I'm waiting for the "Darkfall PKs IRL" article that's bound to come in the near future.

Razel
11-17-2008, 03:54
in roman times the crowd would have cheered at volunteers throwing themselves at lions. I'm quite certain the human race hasn't evolved much since then. Whos more mentally ill, the girl or those who delight in her death?

Spart
11-17-2008, 04:08
You know what I love? All the people who will be saying he did the wrong thing by critiscing her, and telling him to apologise, to quit, whatever, would also have been the same people who laughed at his comments, and thought the show was good because of it.

Titus Ultor
11-17-2008, 04:30
She killed herself two years later?

Yeah.. can't really blame American Idol all that much for that.

panthr
11-17-2008, 04:45
Whos more mentally ill, the girl or those who delight in her death?

The girl. It is human nature to delight in another person who makes a spectacle out of his or her own death... especially when it is some vacuous teenager/twenty-something who has no idea what life is about.

However I only wish, like others, that she could have taken out the three judges before offing herself.

Razel
11-17-2008, 04:54
The girl. It is human nature to delight in another person who makes a spectacle out of his or her own death... especially when it is some vacuous teenager/twenty-something who has no idea what life is about.

However I only wish, like others, that she could have taken out the three judges before offing herself.

lol :lmao::bang:

Nevron
11-17-2008, 05:51
Keep her warm, I'm on the way.

Lethn
11-17-2008, 05:59
I can't believe I'm laughing at the horribly crude stuff here ( WTF?! Fly just hopped on my keyboard ) I think these kind of shows are the stupidest thing ever and are what is ruining T.V even more.

Yes she should have gone on a suicidal rampage with a machine gun before killing herself, that's what I'd do.

Layedballer
11-17-2008, 06:03
Meh, no real big deal really, I rather enjoyed this

Methos43
11-17-2008, 06:06
Idol FTL.

GFH_Spike
11-17-2008, 06:29
Simon was fairly brutal, but he had no idea that she was mentally ill. The show should screen for that before allowing folks to audition.

Lioness
11-17-2008, 06:35
She had a history of mental illnesses and I'm sure she is missed by many that loved her and that she had an impact on... No need to make a comedy out of her death...

nathanpinard
11-17-2008, 06:35
Her niece, Sonja McIntyre, told US breakfast show Good Morning America: "Paula reacted pretty much the way anyone would react. Saying that she had a bridge in her mouth? That's rude. She didnt go there for looks, she went there for vocals. She went there to sing."

She went for the wrong reasons. Simon Cowell, although an ass, is a accurate representation of the talent scouts in Hollywood looking for new artists. American Idol, is also an accurate representation of how people think in the record industry (except the industry is ever harsher). It's 30% talent (if not lower) 70% image. Pitch correction ftw.

And the fact that she killed herself outside Abdul's house? She obviously had a goal in mind other than just taking her life.

It's not his fault, it's her fault. She went on the show. Did she not WATCH the show before? Did she not see that he gives good comments 1/1000000 times. Did she not see the good singers get thrashed due to their looks as well? If she went on this show expecting praise and goodwill from Cowell, she WAS mental.

Her illness obviously was going to cause it anyway, this was just the last straw to make her break.

Thinkharder
11-17-2008, 06:37
Simon is awesome!

Norse
11-17-2008, 06:45
Obama is president elect, dont worry there will be a tax to compensate any and all grievances. So as along as you did not create the problem, you will get to pay for it. Welcome so socialistic radical government.

Lioness
11-17-2008, 06:47
Obama is president elect, dont worry there will be a tax to compensate any and all grievances. So as along as you did not create the problem, you will get to pay for it. Welcome so socialistic radical government.

*sigh*

If you're going to make political attacks, at least use correct grammar and punctuation. You seem more credible if you do it that way.

Layedballer
11-17-2008, 06:49
Obama is president elect, dont worry there will be a tax to compensate any and all grievances. So as along as you did not create the problem, you will get to pay for it. Welcome so socialistic radical government.

Get your god forsaken politics OUT OF HERE!

Girth
11-17-2008, 06:52
She had a history of mental illnesses and I'm sure she is missed by many that loved her and that she had an impact on... No need to make a comedy out of her death...

Making a public spectacle of your death makes it impact more than immediate family and friends. Since a lot of people find it funny comedy ensues.

GFH_Spike
11-17-2008, 06:53
Get your god forsaken politics OUT OF HERE!

Politics is anything but god forsaken.

Lioness
11-17-2008, 06:55
Making a public spectacle of your death makes it impact more than immediate family and friends. Since a lot of people find it funny comedy ensues.

Not my point at all...

My point was that it is rude to those that she made the impact on.

Although I suppose it was rather dim of me to think that Forumfall would be a place that cares about what is considered rude and what is not...

Continue.

Nooby
11-17-2008, 07:00
hope more people will kill themselves after some idiot show, it will ease the purge of their pitiful existances.

Good man, thank you for saving me the trouble.

ok you can /thread now

emasame
11-17-2008, 07:04
boohoo.
someone gets butthurt from some criticism and gets revenge by killing herself.
i saw this shit on the news like 2 weeks ago, her family seem like a bunch of fuckwits who dont know anything about anything

Ungraylessness
11-17-2008, 07:13
My point was that it is rude to those that she made the impact on.

They'll get over it


Although I suppose it was rather dim of me to think that Forumfall would be a place that cares about what is considered rude and what is not...

People aren't laughing so much at the death, but the idiocy that has to be involved with killing yourself over a bad show.

heroshade
11-17-2008, 07:15
Enough people watch American Idol that it could almost be considered a small religion...

Ungraylessness
11-17-2008, 07:15
I'm tired of the idea that forumfall is some kind of super powered flame machine of hate. This forum isn't so different from other forums.

Layedballer
11-17-2008, 07:16
I'm tired of the idea that forumfall is some kind of super powered flame machine of hate. This forum isn't so different from other forums.

Most forums I use to frequent would ban for a comment such as "Fuck off and die" here the mods might say that.

Corwen
11-17-2008, 07:17
She had a history of mental illnesses and I'm sure she is missed by many that loved her and that she had an impact on... No need to make a comedy out of her death...

No need to not... you can't really win an argument on something like that.

People are going to do what they wanna do and just because your views differ from thiers doesn't mean you are right and they must be wrong, honestly.

ForzikTheFeared
11-17-2008, 07:17
They should not allow people with mental illnesses, or someone likely to commit suicide to be on the show.

Lethn
11-17-2008, 07:19
Most forums I use to frequent would ban for a comment such as "Fuck off and die" here the mods might say that.

That's why this forum rocks! First Amendment ftw! :p

Also Lioness, this is forumfall, where everyone is crude about everything, plus to be honest, I don't really have much pity for people who suicide, I think it's a cowardly thing to do even if it was sad.

Vexrak
11-17-2008, 07:19
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3454575/American-Idol-contestant-Paula-Goodspeed-humiliated-by-rude-Cowell-say-family.html


an American Idol contestent with history of mental illness killed herself by overdose outside the home of American Idol judge Paula Abdul.

she apparently became depressed after she was rejected on the show (and bitched about it on Myspace, mentioning that she kept getting harassed by "haters"), and Simon Cowell made fun of her braces. her family told reporters that she was "heartboken", and that they believe this lead to her suicide.

psychologist Bethany Marshall said "She may have felt that her life as she knew it was over, simply because she was criticised on this show."





i guess it was just a matter of time before some stupid bitch killed herself over that stupid show, but i was kind of hoping that theyd have a nervous breakdown and shoot all 3 judges and then themselves on camera.



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Goodspeed was found dead on Tuesday outside the home of Paula Abdul, Cowell's fellow judge on the US talent show. The 30-year-old is believed to have killed herself by taking a drugs overdose and reportedly had a history of mental illness.

As police investigate Goodspeed's history, the spotlight has fallen on her American Idol audition from January 2006.

Millions of viewers saw Cowell mock Goodspeed's teeth brace, telling her: "I don't think any artist on earth could sing with that much metal in your mouth... that's like a bridge." After the crestfallen hopeful left the audition room, Cowell joked: "How did she get through the metal detector? It must have gone crazy."

After the footage was aired, Goodspeed wrote on her MySpace blog that she was finding it difficult to cope with the "haters" who mocked her.

Goodspeed's family said she was heartbroken at such a brutal rejection.

Her niece, Sonja McIntyre, told US breakfast show Good Morning America: "Paula reacted pretty much the way anyone would react. Saying that she had a bridge in her mouth? That's rude. She didnt go there for looks, she went there for vocals. She went there to sing."

The programme also featured an interview with psychologist Dr Bethany Marshall, who said: "She may have felt that her life as she knew it was over, simply because she was criticised on this show. Here's the problem with these kinds of shows. If you have a personality disordered, fragile, vulnerable contestant who is very sensitive to criticism, and you put the image of them being criticised on YouTube... plastered in front of millions of people - they're not Teflon-coated. They cannot handle it."

Cowell and Fox, the network which airs American Idol, declined to comment.

You gotta be one bad ass mother fucker to insult someone so harshly that they commit suicide. I mean that is actually quite impressive if you think about it.

Well played Simon good kill. I hope you get to loot the ear cause you earned it dude.

Layedballer
11-17-2008, 07:20
That's why this forum rocks! First Amendment ftw! :p

Indeed, it feels good to tell someone how you feel about their imaginary internet persona without having to dance around their feelings.

GAMEINFORMER
11-17-2008, 07:23
What a waste of human life on the DF forums.

nathanpinard
11-17-2008, 07:29
Although I suppose it was rather dim of me to think that Forumfall would be a place that cares about what is considered rude and what is not...

Continue.

If this was the WoW forums the response response would be "What did she drop?"

-Jotun
11-17-2008, 07:45
You gotta be one bad ass mother fucker to insult someone so harshly that they commit suicide. I mean that is actually quite impressive if you think about it.

Well played Simon good kill. I hope you get to loot the ear cause you earned it dude.

FUCKING LOL

Ariost
11-17-2008, 08:23
Most forums I use to frequent would ban for a comment such as "Fuck off and die" here the mods might say that.
You must frequent some rather safe forums then.

Suitepee
11-17-2008, 09:44
Time for a media uprising saying American Idol is a bad influence on people and leads to deaths and addiction. Deaths and addiction.

Ignore the mental illness part.

AMERICAN IDOL= DEATH AND ADDICTION!!!!!!!

nathanpinard
11-17-2008, 10:01
RECORD INDUSTRY = DEATH AND ADDICTION!!!!!!!

Fixed?

IcePillow
11-17-2008, 11:35
I don't use to watch idol.

Kietharr
11-17-2008, 15:13
This is disgracfeul.
I think Simon Cowell should pay for her funeral.

Dude, you must know that the golden days are over by now. I'll read this thread later, I will be fucking astonished if anyone took the bait on this.

Jesus fuck, andy9306, you have been trolled and should probably kill yourself to avoid further criticism. Seriously, you must be REALLY new here to not know how Villa works.