Friday, February 04, 2005

Gouge away.

By now I'm sure everyone has heard about semi-not-really-famous r&b singer Houston and his eye-gouging incident. The whole thing is morbid and effed up as is, but the creepy level jumps when you look at how calm "his people" are about the whole thing.
Check out what Marco Powell, Houston's bodyguard, has to say about the incident: "He showed no pain and he had no remorse... He said he had to do it. He said that that had freed him from everything. He was happy after that. He said he was changed and was ready to go. That symbolic statement basically freed him from all the pain he was in. He feels like he is closer to God now."
I'd think that something a little less violent could make you closer to God. I'd think. Oh and don't assume this was some kind of botched suicide attempt. Houston's sister clears up that rumor: "Houston is a Christian and he does know that if he attempted anything like that he'd be doomed." Thanks for clearing that up. Suicide, no. Stabbing your eye out in the name of the Lord, a-OK. Here's the really tricky shit: if he had died by accident in the process of the symbolic statement/getting closer to God, would he be doomed? I guess I just might never know.


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