Washington, April 06: British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield has slammed the media as well as the public for hounding stars like Amy Winehouse.
The 26-year-old singer believes the public has an unhealthy obsession with stars who use drugs because of the likelihood these celebrities will self-destruct under the media spotlight.
The 'These Words' hit maker has vowed that one will never find an intoxicated picture of hers in celebrity magazines, claiming that she is an avid anti-drugs campaigner after growing up surrounded by substance abusers.
"We've had a lot of artists taking drugs recently and people have been very excited by that. People have a certain nostalgia for the Jimi Hendrix days. And there is a circus mentality going on where people want to watch stars mess up their lives," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"They are drug addicts - it's not right to point the finger and laugh at someone who is not well. People can be vultures.
"I am so glad Amy got a Grammy, because it's so good to have that support. The reason I've never done drugs is that I grew up with a lot of drug addicts," she added.