Selma Blair Is Posting About Her MS Again — Is This Good or Bad?
- “Selma Blair Shares Heartbreaking Post About Multiple Sclerosis Battle: ‘We Feel Alone With It'”— The Inquisitor
- “‘Every day is a struggle with multiple sclerosis’: Selma Blair” — Windsor Star
- “Bedbound Selma Blair shares painful truth of living with multiple sclerosis as she ‘chokes at what she’s lost’ ” — Metro UK
Good or bad?All of us with MS can identify with these feelings and we want people to understand what we go through. On the other hand, do we want to paint ourselves as heartbroken, always struggling, and “choking” over our loss? Granted, some of the problem lies with clickbait tabloid journalism. But isn’t some of it also because of the way in which Blair has chosen to, publicly, deal with her MS. We all need a place to share the fears and concerns that we have about our disease. But is it ideal to share them on an Instagram post to more than 800,000 followers, knowing that the post will be relayed by social and traditional media outlets to millions more? Maybe posting to one of the many closed MS groups on Facebook would be a better way of sharing. On the other hand, Blair is upfront with her many fans. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. What do you think? You’re invited to visit my personal blog at www.themswire.com.
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