Janis Joplin fashion
The whole premise of celebrating and marketing fashion from the Janis Joplin image seemed strange at best. If some of the profits would have been designated to address the current heroin epidemic in our country maybe it would have been more palatable. This celebrity died of drugs and alcohol problems……profiting from or promoting her image says a lot about HSN.
I don’t see it as any different than buying based on any celebrity.It does seem a little odd to start a fashion line after someone is dead.I looked at the clothing and didn’t really see much that screamed Janis.Looks about like many other styles sold here.
Janis wasn’t the first nor will she be the last to die from drugs..You are correct in saying there is a Heroin Epidemic.Its getting worse by the day.Pain medication adiction doesn’t care if you are rich or poor and many addicts are your everyday people that one would never suspect being an addict.Can search Google and get pages and pages of stories.
Janis is a legend and many legends of today are hard drug users.Times have changed so much but yet in many ways stayed the same or gotten worse.Its really sad what addicts and their families have to go through.
I haven’t seen or heard anything about Janis Joplin on HSN, but just because a celebrity, (or anyone for that matter), dies due to an overdose of drugs or alcohol, doesn’t mean they’re any less of a human being!!! People with addictions many times are in deep pain and it’s disturbing that society doesn’t think about that. Janis should be celebrated in my opinion as she was a superstar!!!
JJ was a superstar……hit after hit in a very short period of time. If memory serves me, she had kicked her addiction to the devil’s brew…..then relapsed & it killed her. You see the 60’s was a special time in history, JJ & many like her represented an attitude, a way of thinking, rebellion against the status quo…..Vietnam War was raging…..she does take me back. Drug use was crossing into white suburbia from the poor across the tracks but nobody was supposed to get hooked or die……total unreality. It was love, peace, shun matierialistic attitudes, question everything and all the old rules. I for one, welcome JJ, hope I get to see her in Heaven for she is surely there.
While I am not sure if "epidemic" reflects the heroin problem acurately and without exaggeration (seems like still only a handful few junkies here and there, hardly an epidemic), I too was surprised to see her name attached to …fashion, of all things. After all, she was a pretty ugly looking person and dressed as a hippy, dirty and all. I interpreted it as the reflection on the baby boomers’ yearning for the gone days of their youth… She WAS fairly popular way back in the day, wasn’t she?
Who knows. Weirder things got fashionable. Look at the incredible popularity of very scary looking Frida Calho among the young hipsters!
I thought after all these years it was very strange .
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12.09.15 8:09 AM