When it comes to etiquette, manners and overall good behavior, even celebrities need help navigating the rough waters of stardom! It’s a good thing Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York is joining forces with OK! to school them on the right thing to do! In a rough situation, we just ask, “What Would the Countess Do?” This week the Countess weighs in on “celebrating” Osama bin Laden’s death and odd celebrity baby names.
As the news of Osama bin Laden’s death erupted across the world, many struggled with the appropriateness of “celebrating” another human’s death. Advice for those who don’t want to be callous about human life, but want to express themselves in the wake of such a momentous event?
As an American and a New Yorker, I believe that there is nothing wrong with feeling joy that Osama bin Laden was brought to justice. Although some people may think that it is callous to celebrate the death of this terrorist who had no regard for the lives of the innocent Americans murdered on 9/11, I think that he got what he deserved. The best way to express yourself in this situation is to thank the brave men and woman in the Armed Forces, law enforcement and emergency services who have sacrificed so much in the war on terrorism and who will continue to defend our country in the face of new threats.
Tip: Patriotism is not just for the Fourth of July, it is for every day that we wake up in a free and democratic country.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon named their twins Monroe (girl, after Marilyn) and Moroccan (boy, after a room in her home and, ostensibly, the country). What do you think of the trend of celebs giving their children odd names?
I wish celebrity parents would think about how the names they give their children affect them for a lifetime. Odd names can make children the target of teasing and as a result, the children often resent their parents for naming them something strange. Parents don’t think about how their children will have to spell their names out over and over to teachers, customer service reps, etc. and how their mail will arrive with the wrong name more often than not. Isn’t there a better way to foster creative in children than by giving them an odd name?
Tip: Before giving your child a “unique” name, think about whether you would like to be called this name for the rest of your life.