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I don't get it!

I really don't understand the current ritual bullying that is the voting british public's obsession of the moment. Katie Price has attracted criticism, tabloid headlines and vitriol that would be better directed in my opinion on sex offenders rapists, thieves, murderers!

What has the woman done that is so awful? Has she left her children locked in at home, without adult supervision, without food and gone on holiday for a week? No. Has she stolen, lied, wrongly accused?

Is her crime the fact that she spends her own money on pink cars, bling and luxe holidays, botox, boobs and benders. Is her crime the fact that she has seemingly built a multi million £ brand around herself? Is this to protect her from the rejection she appears to expect? From men, her father, her childrens' fathers. A self fulfilling prophecy I suspect.

She may have different values or standards of dress. It may not be to our taste. She may have already found another man to replace Peter in her affections, but she doesn't, like many singletons with children, introduce them to a different uncle every month. She loves her kids and her horses. She works hard, her kids are well looked after. I'm not sure we would ever be friends, we are so different but then all know of her are what the press, magazines and tv spout. So who am I to judge? Who will be next after Kate, we've had Ulrika, Victoria, perhaps Colleen?

In the jungle she has been humiliated day by day by the voting public and it is not pleasant to watch. Tv executives rub their hands with glee, good tv and they don't limit the tasks. She has reportedly been well paid to return to the jungle. She has set herself up for this and 'we' have put her in the stocks and are throwing every disgusting fetid tomato we can find at her. Day after day. I feel ashamed.

A programme that was once funny and interesting to see the characters behind the famous and infamous faces, (isn't George Hamilton sweet?) just like other reality celeb programmes that are I believe wilting under the strain. Big brother is past its sell by date. So is X factor. Even Strictly has its moments of humiliating crushing critique. The jungle is not a place I would go and indulge in these trials, for any money. So I do have a respect for them. But at what cost and what gain? It's the public I am ashamed of. We set these celebs up in their towers and then tear them down again.

It says more about us I suspect than them.


Comments

  1. SAZ! Although I have no idea what on earth you're talking about specifically (I seem to not watch tv at all any more, nor do I read magazines or engage in popular culture, as of late) I LOVE HOW YOU ENDED THAT! Whop-fricken-YEE!

    But sadly, most of the world will never see your words. But oh how they should!

    She's gorgeous. Don't have a clue who she is. And for this I am pleased. Let her live on gorgeously.

    (YOU MUST see The Pillow Book! It will not disappoint! Disconnect it from the book. It is a piece of art. My mind is swimming in what it is trying to say. I tried to search out essays on it last night and came up short. Watch it. Tell me what you think. Suspend judgement and don't rush it, though. It is like poetry. Take it slowly.)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Saz!
    xo
    erin

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  2. I totally agree......however, on the flip side, people who seek out publicity, should be well aware that not everyone is going to like them or what they do, and their personal life will be ripped to shreds.

    I wonder if they say some days that it just isn't worth all the hassle?

    Gill in Canada

    P.S. try and keep dry and hope you're feeling better soon!

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  3. I've a sneaky suspicion Katie P will be lapping up the extra publicity...It will no doubt boost her latest book sales, and let's face it, she does give the impression of being more interested in concentrating on fame and fortune than being first and foremost a mum. Paying others to do that job on her behalf is not quite the same?

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  4. I've been hearing a lot about this woman on blogs but I don't know who she is. And that fact doesn't upset me at all and I'm not going to goggle her either.

    Let the arrows fly as they may.

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  5. Saz...I so agree with your sentiments. In fact I had been thinking the same thing last night and was about to blog about it but you've beaten me to it! I don't think I could add anything further, other than to say that I think it all amounts to jealousy on the part of the public. There is an obsession with "celebrity" today that baffles me. It wasn't always like this was it? We have a generation of youngsters who see people become famous and make pots of money for doing very little..and they all want some of it. There is such resentment for those people who have made it that it seems to bring out the worst side (the bullying) in human nature.
    I just don't get it...and yes it also makes me feel ashamed.

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  6. Both JP and I have said, after last night 'show' that we won't watch it any more. Made me feel part of the audience at a freak show. IACGMOOH was great in the beginning, like The Big Brother House we could excuse our vouyeurism as Social Studies...and they were funny. So I will be adding the show to the long list of programs I no longer watch, and if the cruel jibes of publicity seeking vermin like Craig Revel H [who has done nothing of note in his life] continue unchecked, then strictly will join the list.
    I don't like Jordan/Katie Price..she is a hard-faced siliconed and botoxed cartoon with an Essex accent harsh enough to strip paint-and if she can't take publicity she should stay home...but what the public is doing to her is apalling. Pete should say something publically unless he wants his stock to go down too.
    There is a rumour that she has been offered zillions to do a US version of the show.

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  7. I don't watch any reality TV; it's not entertainment, it's a freak show. These "celebrities" may set themselves up for us to gawp at and throw adulation or rotton tomatos, but that doesn't mean we have to watch it.

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  8. Yes...but the thing of it is...why do we judge them...why should we, do we? is what l'm asking....I know there is an off button...and that I dont buy red tops for the reason they are too cruel and shallow and its fodder for the masses...

    The kids Mum and father are babysitting..so why is she 'bad'...I perhaps am not putting my point over well enough...sigh!

    thats what sitting in bed bored does to you!!

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  9. I haven't been watching Katie in the jungle so I don't really know what it is all about. However, if anyone agrees to go on these programmes then they have got to be able to take a bit of flack if that is what it is about.
    If she left her kids with her mother then she shouldn't be criticised for doing that.
    In any case what she does is her own business but once in the public eye your rights seem to disappear.

    Nuts in May

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  10. she is well paid for what she is doing.She can always walk as did the Danish woman.
    Why if she is so concerned about the break up on her kids doesnt she just spend some time with them , not in the public eye May be she would gain some respect if she acted as if there are other people to consider in her world
    I dont watch the programme, I see no point in watching has beens or wanna be's doing nothing of any interest ,
    Katie Price is a brand, that she created and she now believes her own PR -sad.But very lucrative

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  11. They don't like her because she's had botox, has had her teeth done, has had ridiculous silicone breast implants, entered the London marathon and then whinged her way round it in seven hours when walking pace is six and a half (and made Peter Andre walk with her and not run it even though he trained to run it), treated a nice man (Andre) badly, is a bit of a slapper, was a topless model, has supposedly written books that she admits that she hasn't even read, is loud mouthed and vulgar and is, according to anyone who has ever met her a not very nice person.
    That's why people don't like her.

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  12. As you say- it says more about us than about them. If we weren't watching they wouldn't be there!

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  13. We judge them because they set themselves up in the stocks - We make them and we break them - 'Tis the British way!

    I cannot feel sorry for Katie, tho' I have not watched the Jungle... She lives her life in the media glare and is not a very likeable person, nor does she go out of her way to be... She has millions, why does she need to be in the Jungle, if it's not one huge publicity stunt for her?

    I don't agree with any form of bullying however, but we do like to knock anyone off their pedestal once we've shoved them up there, non?

    As for you, my dahlink Saz, I hope you're keeping yourself dry amid all those torrential downpours... It's been teeming here all weekend, we may have to consider how best to get to work tomorrow across our local fords and rivers - Yikes!

    Love to you, my pal! Take care, have a fun week - Glasgow looked amazing = Your words and photography wonderful as ever! xxooxx

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  14. Saz- Oh, how true. We love to create the monster just so we can chase it through the forest with our flaming torches. Preach on, Girl! ~rick

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  15. I did feel a tiny bit sorry for Katie...... However, it did not take much intelligence to predict that this might happen when she went in there!

    Did you watch the series on her life with Peter Andre? The way she treated him on there is the reason why people don't like her.

    More about Katie's week here.

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