Sharissa Turk, 25, is dead. If you do not recognize the name, your kids might. Turk was the “blue drug fairy” in a YouTube video that went viral entitled “My World Is Blue.” The video was made by Staten Island’s White Trash Clan and produced by Turk’s one-time fiancé Incite DaRiot.
Soon after the video was shot in 2013, Turk was arrested for selling oxycodone. Turk was employed by Edible Arrangements at the time.
Turk cut a deal that avoided prison time in exchange for participation in a drug-treatment program. It did not work. She was found dead by her boyfriend in her Staten Island home from a suspected drug overdose.
Her former fiancé insists that the video was meant to “show the downfall of drug users.” However, it seems to have had the opposite impact on the Internet as a celebration of drug use. You can judge below:
By the way, the film’s alumni also included Gerard Kelly, one of the rappers in the video. He was found dead in August from a likely drug overdose.
34 thoughts on ““Blue Drug Fairy” From Viral YouTube Video Found Dead From Reported Overdose”
““The destruction of several countries in South and Latin America”? Do you have any idea what you are talking about?
Mebbe if you got off the pot, you could figure out to use google and do a little research. You recognized that there is a problem, which you then go on to attribute to military occupation and criminalization, etc. BUT that attribution is a CONCLUSION. It is your OPINION. That doesn’t make it wrong as a logical matter, but I suspect that you had your CONCLUSION before you ever actually did any thinking about it.
There is a reason why societies banned these drugs. Because they HURT people. China had legal opium use for a while, a century or two ago. It was legal. But it still f*cked up the society. Farmers were so addicted that they weren’t tending their fields, and their families were starving.
Do you think if you make heroin legal, there aren’t going to be heroin addicts??? Sheeesh, we will have even more of them. And let me tell you, if you are screwed up on heroin, there ain’t a whole lot else that you care about. except getting more heroin. The rest of society will have to pay rent for the user, pay the utility bill, buy them food, pay their hospital bills, etc. None of this is going to change if the crap is legal.
Grow up. Quit smoking weed, and see if you can rehabilitate your dope-fiend addled brain.
Not “War on Drugs”; “War on (Some) Drugs”
And the USAF guy said he was on *a* flight carrying bricks of heroin.
Sooo, how come all the closet dope fiends say, “marijuana-a PHYSICALLY nonaddictive herb” in their spiel??? Because the damn crap is PSYCHOLOGICALLY addictive. Disagree? Simple. Stop smoking the crap. Stay off it for a couple of years.
But the dope smokers I know can not imagine a life without pot. They can’t grok a weekend without pot. They babble on too about how it is not addictive, but they can’t seem to chill without lighting up the nasty smelling crap. It has replaced their ability to relax without it.
And don’t give me a bunch of BeeEss that it doesn’t affect people’s thinking processes and intellectual ability. Hogwash! The stoners I know are cool, fun people. I like them. But they ain’t got a bit of intellectual initiative outside of thinking up new ways to hide their stash. The brain functioning becomes dull over time. Their whole life starts to revolve around a stupid weed that becomes the point of existence for them.
Pot is a horribly destructive substance. If it was used maybe twice a year for some kicks, it would be one thing. But nobody I know outside of me can do that. They gots to have it on a regular basis. It takes over their lives, and not in a good way. And you babble on about “not PHYSICALLY addictive. Heck, is any drug PHYSICALLY addictive after you have been off it for a week or two???
Alcoholics have to be de-toxed, and it ain’t that hard. Keep ’em off alcohol for a few days, and keep them coding, and the physical problems like DTs stop. Same for heroin addicts, or pain pill abusers. Are they PHYSICALLY addicted when they hit the bottle, or the drugs as soon as they get out??? No, those drunks you see passed out in the alleys, and the dumba$$es who die with a needle in their arm, are PSYCHOLOGICALLY addicted, just like pot users.
Squeeky Fromm: The ’80s called, and they want their self-righteous, hypocritical, economically and scientifically illiterate, and laughably out-of-touch War on Drugs rhetoric back.
I mean … you believe all that shit, still? You must also still believe Bill Cosby is America’s Dad.
First, if you want to execute “‘drug dealers,” are you going to include doctors, hospitals, pharmacists, pharmacologists, and the entire medical-drug-government-industrial complex which is directly responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths per year?
Second, where do you think “sales territory squabbles” come from in the street drug market? Do you see sales reps from Bayer and Merck shooting it out? No, because they don’t have to sell their drugs in the street at night. Their drugs (whatever else their dangers, which are many) aren’t state-prohibited and are dealt by people in white coats over white counters.
Overdoses are a problem with Tylenol and aspirin too. Taking too much of either, or using them even “correctly” (such as one baby aspirin a day as recommended by Big Med for cardio health) can rot your liver or your stomach. (As my doc likes to say, “every dose of a pharmaceutical is an overdose.”)
Accidental overdoses with drugs like heroin might be much less of a problem, however, if the substances were actually legal, pure, standardized, and accurately labeled like any other product, so people knew how much they were taking.
“The destruction of several countries in South and Latin America”? Do you have any idea what you are talking about? Coca leaf is a mild stimulant, like caffeine, and a folk remedy. It formed part of the base of Coca-Cola before being prohibited in the U.S. It has been a useful part of Latin American culture forever. The destruction in those countries is being done, again, by the crime that is directly and obviously (once you clear the mind-altering drug of state propaganda out of your brain and can thus apprehend reality clearly) a product of Prohibition; also, of the ongoing U.S. military occupation of those countries, which — just like in Afghanistan, home of the poppy fields — does not at all seem to have stemmed the tide of plant products.
yeah, and let’s talk about Afghanistan for a second. The bemoaned explosion in heroin has occurred exactly during the period the U.S. occupied the country and its poppy fields. The obvious comment is “wow — some war on drugs!” But secondary to the issue, is the eye-opening realization that you can’t stop impoverished Third World people from growing stuff that people in the First World want (and which has many legitimate applications) and that in so doing, you are corrupting everybody involved, including by many accounts, U.S. military personnel.
I just met a friend whose nephew was USAF and openly admitted being on flights that were flying loads of heroin out of Afghanistan. This stuff is not even secret any more.
Prohibition works, all right — for the criminal underworld, for the banks the launder the cash, for the politicians, prison-industrial complex, and other facets of the police state, which profit symbiotically from it all.
The best you can do is 1) bring it out of the criminal netherworld and into the daylight, 2) promote consumer education and the usual protections against deception and harm, and 3) otherwise let the consumer shoulder his own risk.
Futher to Dancingleaf et al: :
I was speaking of the song strictly as an artistic production and within the context of hip hop. I’m not commenting on the moral, social, health, and other messages being sent, which I find sad and deplorable.
I am a consumer and activist for real wellness and health freedom. For the most part, I’m anti-patent medicines; I do use a number of herbs, such as this one which I’m using right now.
The excesses of the drug culture — and certainly, most of the violence and human wreckage surrounding it — is a product of the crazy, intentional “failure” of Prohibition and of state management of people’s lives for the benefit of the state and allied special interests.
Where addiction to drugs such as opiates exists, it could be managed if we weren’t also criminalizing the addict.
It’s sad that large swathes of the American public are mired in either existential and spiritual pain, physical pain, or BOTH, and find a need to resort to basically toxic patent medicines that don’t actually heal and actually cause a great deal more harm.
Meanwhile, for most of our lives, marijuana, a harmless and physically nonaddictive herb which helps many such people — myself included — was demonized, and its users and providers were, and still are, persecuted like medieval heretics under the Inquisition.
The answer is simple. Capital punishment for drug dealers and distributors. Quick executions, and no lengthy appeals processes. Sell drugs in January, be hung by June. Sell 3/4 of an ounce of pot to pay for your 1/4 ounce in March, get hung by August. If SCOTUS balks, replace the whole damn sorry bunch of them. All that requires is a Congress that actually gives a sh*t about its citizens. Which means we will never have it.
Now some people will start bellyaching that oh, that is sooo barbaric. How could we ever live with the thought of those thousands of poor dead drug dealers. whine, whine, sniffle,sniffle.Oh, and what about the poor college student types?
BUT, those same twits have no problem living with 25,000 people (including many college students) overdosing on drugs per year, or thousands more getting murdered over sales territories squabbles, and unpaid drug bills. Or, the destruction of several countries in South and Latin America. Those same people can live quite easily with the blight on our inner cities.
saudi Arabia has the right idea. But we have given up before we ever tried.
Don’t people do drugs because they want to have fun? I don’t think all the druggies with sores all over their bodies and bad teeth in SoCal look like they’re having any fun.
Isaac – so true that prescription drug abuse is rampant, and increasing. Doctors are all to happy to write a prescription, and people get hooked. They think it’s alright because a doctor gave it to them, but it takes a surprisingly short time to become addicted to some of them. And the symptom of withdrawal from some of these opiates is pain, so the user thinks they still have an injury or malady that justifies the drug. By the time they realize they’re hooked, they are convinced they need it like we need air.
I don’t think addicts should be treated as criminals, unless they commit crimes to get their drugs. They have self inflicted illnesses. Yes, they are responsible for brining this on themselves, but the reality is that jail time won’t make them stop. I hope we come up with a better solution.
Karen writes, “I don’t think addicts should be treated as criminals, unless they commit crimes to get their drugs. They have self inflicted illnesses. . . .”
I think most of the crimes committed by drug addicts are non-violent petty theft crimes and should be expunged. As Rick James said with regard to his great love, “Cocaine is a hell of a drug,” the opioids are much worse in terms of physiological addiction. I’d guess, typically, quelling withdrawal becomes an uncontrollable lifestyle involving petty theft at the local 7-Eleven. That’s something I can forgive.
Grand theft is a different matter and so are battery and the other violent crimes.
stevegroen – when you are an addict, you actually have been all your life. You have always had an addictive personality. That is what helps when you find your drug(s) of choice. Part of sobering up under a 12 step program is making amends. That includes returning the goods you stole or make arrangements to return them. No crime should come off the books for them. They need to deal with it. It is part of the sobering process.
In terms of housing and employment, a misdemeanor of any kind is a serious impediment for the recovering addict. In this respect, I wholeheartedly disagree with not permitting expungement of convictions.
Everyone makes mistakes, and addiction and its inherent consequences (stealing to relieve withdrawal symptoms) can be viewed as much a socio-economic problem of our system as a personal problem. Some people were not prepared well enough by their parents, who may or may not have been unprepared by their parents. I don’t buy your ironclad position that keeps many people in the gutter after rehab.
stevegroen – I have no problem with expungement for addicts or non-addicts. However, the addict’s problems are their own, not caused by their family or society, etc. And until they admit the problem is theirs and theirs alone they will never get sober or clean. It is enablers like yourself who will keep them as addicts. Went to a funeral three weeks ago for a young man whose parents treated his addictions the same way you suggest.
I’ve always liked Claudine Longet’s version.
That Al Martino version is a solo, whereas the one sampled in the White Trash song sounds like a vocal ensemble.
Borrowing is kind of the POINT in hip hop, especially in old school hip hop, which this song mimics. (They’re obviously fans of ’90s Wu Tang Clan for example)
It is the genre that made borrowing (usually with permission, sometimes without) and creatively refashioning other people’s music ok and even cool. Even before digital sampling technology was on the market, deejays were using double turntables to loop the instrumental breaks in songs to keep the party going.
Recycling, remixing, sometimes digging up often corny obscurities that would otherwise never see the light of day (*cough ) and making them cool, and mashing up sounds that otherwise would never ever meet, is part of how hip hop has transformed culture.
Don’t ask me how the term “dope” became a street slang expression of approval. I’d hazard a guess that it had something to do with “drugs” — but then again, I’m no entomologist!
In 1967 (?), André Popp and Pierre Cour co-wrote “L’amour est bleu,” which became a number one instrumental on its remake by Paul Mauriat, according to Wikipedia. As a boring romantic, the Mauriat instrumental has always been one of my favorites.
I am sorry the blue fairy is dead, but I am not surprised given her lifestyle.
A life without meaning becomes hedonistic and often ends badly.
If only there were some alternative to nihilism.
Back in the day there was a line almost everyone never crossed, from something that was grown and produced a high to something that was created, synthetic, chemical. In between was LSD and Mescaline, MDA and a few other basement hallucinogenics. If you went to Heroin you probably were not coming back. Later the prescription stuff started to surface and studies followed. It was found that the damage done to the body by prescription drugs was vastly greater than any of the other recreational drugs, including the hallucinogenics. Studies found that pharmaceuticals that dealt with the nervous system could leave traces in the bone matter for years and were often responsible for break downs well after the treatment period.
The pleasure/calming pharmaceuticals are like candy and doctors fork them over without offering any alternative treatments like meditation, exercise, diet, etc. Yet kids seem to explore this realm of chemicals without a care. Back in the day the role models for pot smokers and acid heads were seen by society to be deviants. These days the role models for abusing pharmaceuticals include the government, parents, doctors, etc. Now these drugs can’t be bad, addictive, damaging to the nervous system. Why they have been approved by the FDA and my mom pops them all the time.
Someone mentioned the song is dope. Sorry to break it to you, but this song is not new and lacks originality. I’ve noticed a lot of rap song “hits” are really old songs recycled and repackaged.
Al Martino 1968 Love is blue:
FYI. The drugs may be legal to the person with the prescription, but the person who ends up with them isn’t the same person. A person on one painkiller, say hydrocodone, every four hours would get 180 pills a month. That amount was referenced in the song, and that is usually the highest prescription numerically that gets written. That’s if they are only seeing one doctor for their prescriptions.
The recipient will often sell at least 90 of those, and maybe more if they don’t need the pills in the first place; $4 per pill is about as low as I have seen it go. The person who has the script can therefore make an extra $360-$720 per month just selling the pills. Often these are senior citizens or disabled, so they ain’t paying much, if anything for the pills. And often they go for more if the user is out of pills and sweating their next fix. I have seen them go for $10 a pill in those circumstances. With Oxys the cost is a whole lot more than that. A typical pain pill addict can have extremely high tolerances for pills, and can go through 20 or more pills a day and never miss a beat. That’s just their “maintenance” level. They’ll pop five or six at a time like they’re candy..
On top of that, they are usually drinking to excess, smoking pot, smoking meth and/or crack, coke, heroin, and taking what ever other pills they can get, like Xanax or Klonaphen, ecstasy, haldol, and ritalin.or addle-all. I knew one person who swore he had a 50 pain-pill per day habit, God Knows what the acetaminophen was doing to him if they had that in them, too.
Sometimes the users use stolen or forged scripts to get the pills. Sooo, they may be “legal” prescription drugs, but they ain’t being used that way. To support that habit, girls will do all manner of gross and disgusting stuff.
Hooray for someone who does what they want ….. unlike most of the sheeple in America who passively support a system that promotes war and the oppression of the human spirit. Live to be alive ….. not merely to extend your existence.
The actual video is hilarious and the song is (I hate to say this) pretty dope.
The lifestyle they are advertising? That’s sad. But that is a product of this culture at this time.
Squeeky Fromm, the anti-Prohibition/police state movement has nothing to do with why nihilistic young people are singing about drugs. They seem to be talking mostly about legal prescription drugs, anyway.
I don’t know. Is this sad? I guess. They are talented people who have no excuse for this. But what do you do when dumb a$$es insist on popping, smoking, and injecting this crap? At some point you kind of have to emotionally disconnect from people like this. I have had friends who I had to figuratively kiss good-bye. A couple of them croaked. Several more are just perpetually screwed up. It would be nice if the country was full of responsible adults who would wage a real war on drugs, instead of dope fiends agitating for legal pot and crap. But to use a rehab term, maybe we haven’t been hurt enough yet. Maybe a lot more death will do the trick, but I really don’t think so.
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