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What is Helen Mirren on?

September 3, 2008

The Entertainment sections can sometimes be great fun. How about these classic comments from Helen Mirren!,26278,24273585-7485,00.html

Nazi fears stopped me snorting cocaine:

Helen Mirren

From correspondents in London September 01, 2008 08:08am

OSCAR-WINNER Helen Mirren admitted she loved snorting cocaine and only stopped due to the capture of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, in an magazine interview out this month.

The respected British actress, 63, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, told the October issue of men’s monthly GQ she took the drug until her late 30s.

She only quit after the notorious Barbie was caught in Bolivia in 1983, and believed to have been making money from the Class A drug.

The star, knighted in 2003, also talked about meeting Queen Elizabeth, and spoke further about her date-rape experiences.

Mirren said she used to take “a bit of cocaine. I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a little bit at parties.

“But what ended it for me was when they caught Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon, in the early 80s.

“And from that day I never touched cocaine again. Until that moment I had never grasped the full horrifying structure of what brings coke to our parties in Britain.”

“He was hiding in South America and living off the proceeds of being a cocaine baron.

“And I read that in the paper, and all the cards fell into place and I saw how my little sniff of cocaine at a party had an absolute direct route to this f…ing horrible man in South America.

I’m not surprised that good old Mirren took the odd line of coke now and then, it would be rather surprising if she didn’t, but what’s the reason for her quitting?! She learned that this horrible man was making money from cocaine! Oh my god tell me just how out-of-touch is this woman? She found out that there might be horrible men engaging in the illegal acts of bulk purchasing coca plants, industrial scale extraction of the active ingredients, manufacturing of tons of pure cocaine, trafficking the final goods to consuming countries and in the process having to protect your farmers and turf, avoiding military, paramilitary, the CIA and US Army, customs and federal drug enforcement agencies so that you can finally get down to business with consumer country local drug distributor gangsters? The fact that some of these people and organisations might be less than pleasant comes as no surprise to most sane people. Which planet are you on Helen?

It is not all that difficult to imagine why these celebrities are so out-of-touch, most of them go without any formal higher education at all and they spend most of their life serviced by minders. Their lack of knowledge and experience should thus be, if not taken for granted, then at least assumed.

In a time when many politicians suck up to star power, think US party conventions or Kevin Rudd’s 2020 Summit, it is worth remembering that most of these celebrities, with a few exceptions of course, are brilliant at their chosen art but hopelessly removed from reality and thus uncapable of sound judgement.