The modern talent show format is the crack cocaine of instant celebrity status catapulting completely unknown individuals into the full glare of public scrutiny and criticism without the time and experience to deal with rejection that is inevitable in any popularity competition. This is a shocking situation which is unacceptably cruel to the vulnerable.
Susan Boyle has finally cracked under the pressure. We learn that early this morning she was entered into a private clinic (the Priory) for assessment under the Mental Health Act. Despite what the press and public relations parasites are claiming, this means she has been sectioned. In other words, forcibly admitted for psychiatric treatment.
Is anyone surprised? The producers of these shows are shameful and we the viewing public are egging them on like the braying crowd at the Victorian insane asylums.