AP story found in International Herald Tribune:
The father-in-law of the British singer Amy Winehouse is urging her fans to boycott her music and said she should be ineligible for awards until she seeks treatment for drug addiction, the BBC reported. In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Giles Fielder-Civil said that Winehouse and her husband, Blake, Fielder-Civil’s son, would die without medical help. “Perhaps it is time to stop buying records,” he said. “It’s a possibility, to send that message.” But Winehouse’s father, Mitch, said, “It won’t send any message to Amy at all, unfortunately,” adding, “If I thought it would, it would be a great idea.” Fielder-Civil said he believed that Winehouse, a nominee for a Mercury Music Prize, an MTV Video Music Award and four Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards for her 2006 album “Back to Black,” had been using cocaine, crack cocaine and possibly heroin. Winehouse, 23, was hospitalized this month for “severe exhaustion” and withdrew from concerts in the United States and Canada “to address her health.
Yeah… That “Rehab” song she sings isn’t quite as cool when’s it’s based in reality as much as it is. Maybe Amy should stop saying “No, no, no.” Maybe we should stop patronizing her by buying a song that glorifies her defiance of drug abuse intervention.