Saturday, November 28, 2009

Response to recent criticism of Mackenzie Phillips

There have been a lot of publications that have engaged in spreading untruths, baseless speculation, gossip and published mean-spirited spirited comments about MacKenzie Phillips lately. I feel this is not right. MacKenzie Phillips is sincere and trying her best to become a better person, to confront her own past and psychological traumas and move on one day at a time. Sobriety is not always an easy route. I am very sure that by MacKensie sharing and being honest she has helped inspire many others to work towards sobriety. She is setting a good example. Kudos to her for her bravery. Many newly sober people avoid the immediate family members until they are a little stronger. It's hard to understand unless you have been through something similar. I think she has been judged too harshly and too quickly. We can not expect that those who have become famous somehow manage to miraculously undo their traumatic childhood experiences and heal themselves instantly into our fantasies of what perfect people should be like. My best wishes go to MacKensie for a continued brave recovery.

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