Let’s celebrate Father’s Day! Not so fast, Emma!
Well, they buried Raymond Cornell on Monday, but his daughter Emma wasn’t able to be at the funeral. It’s not that she’s in prison or aboard the Space Shuttle or anything like that. It’s just that she’s a contestant on a TV reality show, and telling her that Dad is dead would have disrupted her shot at stardom.
That’s right. In yet one more sign that Armageddon is quickly approaching, Mr. Cornell’s wish apparently was that Emma not be told, so she wasn’t. There’s even a blog discussion where people can say whether they would have wanted to be told.
“Her dad didn’t want her to be upset or to feel like she had to leave the house to come to his funeral. He didn’t want to ruin the experience for her,” Emma’s boyfriend was quoted as saying. Here’s our story, here’s a video report, and here is a story from Australia’s Daily Telegraph.
Emma Cornell in an undated publicity handout picture. REUTERS/Network Ten/Handout