Friday, October 30, 2009

I Love Mary J Blige


Yesterday Mary J Blige opened a domestic violence shelter for women in New York. Domestic violence has always been at the forefront of Mary J Blige's life. She has always said that her dad used to beat her mom regularly before one day the father just walked out and abandoned the family.

In an interview with CNN yesterday she said, "All age ranges will be able to come to this center. Women from all walks of life, not just women from poverty-stricken areas. Whatever it is, they'll be able to come here. There are gonna be psychologists here, doctors here, day care centers here. Anything that you need or they need to be able to better themselves is here for them."

It sounds like a place that every city should have and hopefully this will inspire other celebrities and people with money to do the same thing.

"That's why I think as celebrities we're given this job. We're not given this job to just hold onto this stuff and die with it. We're given this job to be able to touch someone and say, 'me, too,' because they look up to us and look to us for help and guidance and want to be able to relate to us."

Unfortunately Mary most celebrities don't think the way you do and their main in goal is to try and show us they are better than the rest of us because they happen to sing or be on television.

21 comments:

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Now this is how it should be! Imagine if every person with gobs of money did this what a place this country would be. Only in our imagination I guess. Cudos to Mary J!

Syko said...

I admire her attitude so much!

cdanluva said...

LOVE her!

MontanaMarriott said...

Wow, I have newfound LOVE for Ms. Blige

NotSoAnonMom said...

You, go, Miss Mary!

sunnyside1213 said...

Enty, thanks for writing this article. I had no idea. What a wonderful woman.

RocketQueen said...

Always loved her. She's overcome so much and is just so positive now.

Funny - Lilo said something v. similar the other day (the India item) to what Mary says here about the opportunity to help using her celebrity, but from Lilo it just doesn't ring true ;)

Merlin D. Bear said...

With that comment and that attitude, Ms. Blige has again shown by example exactly what Class is.
Cudos!

Sexecution said...

And yet she defended Chris Brown. I'm glad she did this because it is needed but why would you defend Chris Brown who horrifically beat Rhianna?

ambernyc said...

She's always been a class act- I wish more people (not just celebs!) were like her.

Drcocks said...

Domestic abuse is a very serious problem for everyone but especially women. I was sent to the hospital several times by my husband the last year I was with him. It was a small town and no report was ever taken because he was a cop. Yes, it still happens. I stayed as long as I did because I didn't know where else to go.

selenakyle said...

Jah bless you, MJB. You are the epitome of pure class!

selenakyle said...

...except I hope she really didn't defend Chris Brown, unless Rhianna is pure evil or something, and we just don't know about it. But even then his actions are not excusable.

Nikki said...

good for her

i think a lot of the rich celebs these days are under the impression that they get to take their $$$ with them when they are done with this life

RocketQueen said...

Wha..? How/when did she defend Chris Beat Her Down? That would really disappoint me.

Pookie said...

go mjb! her stock has always been hugh in my book, but it's just risen a little higher. love her!

Judi said...

Reason # 627 why I love her.

ardleigh said...

Miss Mary is awesome! Wish there were more people like her.

Lana's Blog said...

Wow! Are you paying attention other celebs? Huh?

Wil said...

Well Bless Mary J! I already loved her before this - now? Goddess .. totally! What a wonderful lady and thing to do.

Sadly .. I am thinking that there are not many more people like her in Celebritydom. Damn shame, too.

blankprincess said...

Here's some info on Mary and her possible "support" of cb. It's a little sketchy, but it definitely makes you wonder.

http://jezebel.com/5291352/why-is-mary-j-blige-working-with-chris-brown