Monday, February 15, 2010
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, THE SUICIDE?
I went to church yesterday and sat through the service, listening, as the pastor delivered his homily for the Sunday. The theme of the preaching was the nothingness of life and how sometimes, life becomes so meaningless, having lost its meaning that the livers just end it for lack of any future aspiration or something else to push them on? In other words, there is nothing to live for? Life thereafter becomes a burden and off-load it, they must; as they end it albeit by suicide.
The preacher then pivoted to the death by suicide of the British world famous designer, Alexander McQueen. In introducing the subject of McQueen's death, the pastor said, "Last week a British designer committed suicide; he is the designer who designs for Lady Gaga!" If you want to have an idea of what Lady Gaga's outfits look like, right here under is what she wore to the last America's Grammy Award 2010 - N U T S? Call it whatever you like, but this 'thong-flying' outfit definitely does not qualifier as an Icheoku's approved good creation; hence, whosoever idea it is, is equally N U T S ! The congregation erupted in a somewhat sympathetic approval cum disapproval applause for both the loss, the manner of the death and the Lady Gaga's outlandish fashion sense. It was then that we decided to do this commentary on Alexander McQueen's death by suicide, since as a matter of policy we do not usually glorify such crazies who chicken out from the challenges of this world by taking their own life. Admitted we have no opinion on people wanting to end their life of misery, provided of course they do not forcibly take others along with them, through a mass-murder or suicide bombing? If you must jump and wants to jump off, hey jump; but please just leave the guy next door who still have reason to live, alone! Now who is Alexander McQueen that Icheoku or the Reverend Father should bother making him a subject of discussion for a commentary or a homily? For a little snippet and the most direct insight into this designer from out of space, when a design is very unusual, that is Alexander McQueen's signature creation staring you on the face! When a fashionista is so strangely dressed that she looks like a masquerade or some alien from Mars, it is Alexander McQueen's fashion sense being displayed? Alexander McQueen by definition is a 40 year old multi-millionaire British fashion designer, who became so despondent and distraught on the loss of his dearly beloved mother that he killed himself to be with her? A coward of the country who could not deal with the reality of death, including that of someone he dearly loved and cared for? This forces the question, are there other mental issues involved here to preclude a grown up 40 year old man from understanding that death is an inevitable conclusion to everything alive and living including his deceased mother?
Icheoku used the word coward because Alexander McQueen was not man enough to face what fate had thrown his way and decided to skirt through it by choosing the quick and easy way out? His mantra probably was, 'life has lost its meaning so lets just end it?' He put his head through a noose and hung till his bluish-body was found later dangling from the ceiling of his plush London flat?
His money was not enough to save him? His fame was not enough either? His power and influence was not enough too? His contacts in so many high places was also not enough? Availability of alcoholic beverages, models and superstars whom he cloth as well as various mind-numbing drugs were equally not enough either? None of these could keep him from going down the drain or sustain him through a massive depression which he could not come out of and which eventually made him take his own life? Many pundits blamed his suicide on a son's love for a dead mother, which the designer could not cope with the idea that death could spring a wedge between his mother and himself - the popular mama's boy?
Icheoku is not buying it that love was all it took to cause this havoc, admitted that William Shakespeare sold us the tale of Romeo and Juliet; and asks that investigators probe further to see if there were other factors that accelerated this suicide? Was Alexander McQueen in an ending love affair which proved unbearable for him that he opted for the easier way out? Was Alexander McQueen a druggie who went on a binge and couldn't come out it that he died in his exhilarated euphoria? Was there some monetary issues involved here that would have taken his fashion empire down the toilet that he couldn't fathom the idea of losing this his alter-ego and sense of being, that he decided to just end it? What about a possible scandal of his life which is threatening to blow up or just any other thing else? But Icheoku finds it incredible that a 40 year old man, old enough to even be a grand-father, would just end his life simply because his old mother passed away, knowing that death is a natural thing that will come whenever it comes?
Whatever be the case, Alexander McQueen is dead and the fashion industry would move on without him just like it did with Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, and other fashion-moguls that their business empires survived and went on flourishing long after they passed. Until the investigation into his death completely rules out any other possible triggers of death by suicide, Icheoku will conclude that the preacher in Ecclesiastes was right that 'vanity of all vanities, all is vanity;' as a multi-millionaire fashion designer could not find meaning in all his earthly acquisitions, accomplishment and millions of pounds in the bank that he decided to just end it.
That a 40 year old man would so much love his mother to once reveal that his greatest fear was that she would die before him is not ordinary. It is such an aberration of a statement that one is forced to ask oneself if this guy's faculties were firing alright in all the cylinders? That he would even entertain the idea of preferring to predecease his aged mother, Joyce McQueen, is the smoking mirror here that all was not well with Alexander McQueen's cranial content? True to his words and intent, he took his own life barely a week after his mother died and one day shy of her funeral, and technically "predeceasing her"? What a tragic tale of a love for a mother gone over the board, which in Shakespearean era, would have provided William Shakespeare enough writing material for another tragic tale, this time of a son's love for a mother gone awry? Joyce McQueen is seen right hereunder seating with suicide son Alexander McQueen.
Once married to a filmmaker George Forsyth, the suicide Alexander McQueen admitted just recently to dating one Mr. Stag? According to one analyst, Alexander McQueen "lived and breathed to make his mother proud of him. Everything he did was done to please her, like a 'Look, Mommy, look what I did.' He was very, very attached to her. And when she died last week, I think he felt, 'What's the use of anything anymore?' Icheoku says, what an analysis to the money, by someone who really read him through. Were it is possible, mother and son would be united now to continue their cherish for one another; but in the hereafter the bible tells us there is no family or mother and son relationship recognition? Moreover, Alexander McQueen committed suicide, which the scripture told us is a mortal sin, so he will surely be headed to hell-fire to spend eternity with the devil herself; while his mother, believing that she lived a Godly good life while she lived, will be marching on with the saints in heaven. As between the chasm between heaven and hell, the scriptures told us too that is is infinite? So now suicide Alexander McQueen, tell Icheoku why you did what you did; or was it simply to go share a place in hell with your mentor, Lady Blow, another suicide; since you cannot ever see your beloved mother again, not anymore; and she cannot be proud of your girlie-man cowardly act of taking your own life! What a shame, Alexander McQueen!