Libel Suits Are The Least Of Our Worries
By Simone Brown Knight on 02/28/2012 @ 07:40 AM
We’ve received some great feedback on our recent Lock Your Meds email campaign, which refers to the death of Whitney Houston and the prescription drug abuse epidemic. One reader suggested we be careful what we say about Whitney Houston, as we don’t have any proof that she died of prescription drug abuse. That’s true…and we did not say that she did.
But, is there anything wrong in suggesting that drug abuse may have played a role in her death? It’s been all over the news that prescription drugs were found in small quantity and near her body. It has also been said that Whitney liked to mix drugs and her cocktails, a potentially deadly combination.
It is our responsibility as parents to call attention to the negative behaviors of our children's so-called role models. No, we are not concerned about a libel suit for suggesting what the rest of the national media is also suggesting. We are concerned about our children and the state of the world they are growing up in.