Jackie Onassis blowing her nose

from Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised on Rap Genius


A reference to the triviality of “celebrity” culture, where every doing of certain famous people is turned into a minor media event, breathlessly reported on by so-called journalists.

Jackie Onassis, formerly Jacqueline Kennedy, was the widow of JFK; she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1968. As a beautiful woman, a child of wealth and privilege, and an international scene-maker, Jackie O was one of the biggest celebrities of her day.

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