Thousands of internet users have posted messages celebrating the news that Jade Goody could die from cancer.
While fans of the Big Brother star inundated the web with messages of support following news yesterday that the disease has spread, others took the opportunity to vent their hatred of her. sick websites have sprung up, including one called whenwilljadegoodydie.com, which encourages people to compete to predict when she will take her "final breath".
The Facebook group, I F***ing hate Jade Goody, which has more than 600 members, had dozens of people posting messages saying they were glad cancer could kill her. one entry, by a member from Portsmouth, says: "she'll be dead soon... thank God!". another, from London, rants: "she a vile, brainless bully. she is using a disease that kills thousands a year as a PR exercise." Many of the ghoulish comments say the disease is "karma" for Goody because of her bullying behaviour towards Bollywood actress shilpa shetty on Celebrity Big Brother two years ago. a number of net users have joined the Facebook groups in protest over the comments, with some labelling the members "sick". The site is now investigating whether the taunts broke its rules.
Goody, 27, who has two sons aged five and four, was told this week her cervical cancer had spread to her liver, bowel and groin. she is on new "miracle drug" Topotecan to try to fight for life, but some experts say she could have as little as three months to live.
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