August 29, 2007 03:29:51 GMT
Amy Winehouse's father-in law says fans should stop buying her records to force the singer to seek help for her drug addiction.
Could fan boycott force Amy Winehouse to seek help for her drug addiction? Well, her father in-law thinks so.
Giles Fielder-Civil, the father of Amy's husband Blake Fielder-Civil, told BBC Radio 5 Tuesday August 28th he believed both Amy and Blake had used cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin and were in "abject denial" about their problem. "I think they believe they are recreational users of drugs and they are in control. Clearly they are addicts," Giles said.
"At the moment, they don't admit there's a problem, so we do urge other people to help them recognize their own problems," Giles was quoted by British Broadcasting Corp. radio. "Perhaps it's come to the point where, and I wouldn't want any harm to come to Amy or Blake, obviously, but perhaps it's time to stop buying records."
However, Amy's father said a boycott would only do little good. "It's all clutching at straws," Mitch Winehouse told the BBC. "There's only one way out of this, and anybody with any drug experience will tell you ... that the only way out of this is not sectioning them, not locking them up. At some point they are going to reach rock bottom ... and at that point they will say, 'Listen, I don't want to do this anymore.'"
Amy's record label Island said it had been doing everything it could to help with Amy's "personal problems." "She has our full support, professionally, emotionally and financially. We've advised her to take complete rest during this difficult period and have put all her promotional commitments on hold," the label said in a statement.
Which one of the suggested options of help will work best? We leave it all to you to answer.