to feel sorry for Amanda Holden re her article about Mumsnet

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GrowSomeCress Sat 06-Apr-13 22:36:59

www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2305111/Why-I-hate-negative-judgmental-Mumsnet--Amanda-Holden-Britains-Got-Talent-star-accuses-site-fuelling-mothers-guilt.html

Seems to be newly posted.

I think sometimes it's forgotten that famous people are actually real people with genuine feelings.

Don't agree with her about mumsnet just being negative and judgemental all the time though, really excellent support available on here.

CabbageLeaves Sat 06-Apr-13 22:38:53

YABU posting a link to the DM

CrapBag Sat 06-Apr-13 22:39:46

I don't think anyone is going to click on that link somehow.

She must come on here then if she has an opinion on it.

Ullena Sat 06-Apr-13 22:39:59

I don't know who Amanda Holden is!

CheCazzo Sat 06-Apr-13 22:41:40

I remember that thread. It was 50/50 - not all negative at all. Is she another one who only likes opinions that absolutely match her own?

MyDarlingClementine Sat 06-Apr-13 22:41:53
WorraLiberty Sat 06-Apr-13 22:42:34

Justine's comment was spot on I think.

There was some awful criticism of Amanda Holden at the time but there were also many positive comments.

I think Celebs probably find the honesty on chat forums a little hard to take because they'll be used to Twitter and the arse kissing that goes on there.

SatsukiKusukabe Sat 06-Apr-13 22:42:37

must people are observing a boycott of dm, op. maybe summarize?

mum2jakie Sat 06-Apr-13 22:42:44

I don't feel sorry for her over that article. She's chosen to be in the public eye and has to accept that people will have an opinion about her choices and actions and that will be discussed on sites such as this one.

YouTheCat Sat 06-Apr-13 22:43:04

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TidyDancer Sat 06-Apr-13 22:43:29

OP, prepare yourself for hate posts for daring to link to the DM.

I haven't read the article, but I know she's taken a pasting here before. I wouldn't defend her perspective personally, but it's true it can't be nice or her to read.

She is generally wrong about this place though.

GrowSomeCress Sat 06-Apr-13 22:44:48

Ooh sorry I forgot about the boycott blush

It's pretty much what you can gather from just looking at the words in the link - she feels that she was criticised and judged on mumsnet for going back to work soon after having a baby.

And it bad to pointed out to her by a Dm journalist .... In light of the past week I reserve judgement.

usualsuspect Sat 06-Apr-13 22:46:21

I think MN can be negative and judgmental about famous women TBH.

I've read awful comments on here about some celebs.

ChasingDogs Sat 06-Apr-13 22:46:31

I don't click DM links so no idea what the article is about confused

Fortunately, since I'm not entirely sure who Amanda Holden is (not a slight on her, I rarely know who anybody is!) I will be able to sleep easy tonight without having read her weighty opinions re: an online forum.

I'm guessing it's another 'personality' being paid for writing a 'controversial' piece which has little to no relavance regarding her actual everyday opinion.

After all an article on, 'yeah, I've looked at MN but its not me so, I don't bother with it' wouldn't get many readers but is probably nearer the truth.

GrowSomeCress Sat 06-Apr-13 22:47:15

Chasing grin

Trazzletoes Sat 06-Apr-13 22:48:04

She thinks that everyone on the sites try to make mums feel guilty for working or for not breast-feeding.

She clearly hasn't got past AIBU grin

She said she had to go back to work 3 weeks after giving birth and nearly dying in the process to restore normality for her DD1.

YouTheCat Sat 06-Apr-13 22:48:05

Plenty of people on here have been criticised and judged by the MN jury. It's par for the course.

If she didn't want the judging maybe she shouldn't have put herself in the public eye.

Well, in general, criticising anyone for going back to work when they want/need to is a bit pathetic.

HollyBerryBush Sat 06-Apr-13 22:49:06

FFS ...MN have not boycott the DM - just a few gobshits loud people try and ram their opinions down other peoples throats. Quite likely the same ones who slated Amanda Holden for daring to exercise her free choice to work

BOF Sat 06-Apr-13 22:49:25

I don't give a rat's ass about her working arrangements, but I judge her for being mean about Susan Boyle on the Alan Carr show. Very unpleasant.

SatsukiKusukabe Sat 06-Apr-13 22:50:01

she lost her term (I believe ) baby and got pregnant again and a thread was started to say how wrong it was. I do feel sorry for it, famous or not. it was shit, and no I am not a fan of hers at all. the other thread running us equally shit

WorraLiberty Sat 06-Apr-13 22:50:13

For those who pretended not to don't want to click....

"Why I hate negative, judgmental Mumsnet - by Amanda Holden: Britain's Got Talent star accuses site of fuelling mothers' guilt"

Amanda Holden has launched a blistering attack on Mumsnet after users of the parenting website criticised her for going back to work only three weeks after giving birth.
The Britain’s Got Talent star returned to the judging chair last year after coming close to death having her second child.
Mums on the site condemned her decision, claiming she was afraid of losing her slot on the show.

But now the 42-year-old has hit back, criticising the website for its ‘negativity’ and ‘encouraging guilt’ among mothers.
Speaking exclusively to The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, she said: ‘I visited Mumsnet because I thought, “Oh, that sounds like a nice site where you can get handy tips on weaning your baby and helpful advice.” I thought it sounded like the perfect social medium; a support network for mums. But I discovered that it’s a lot of women criticising, judging and having a go at each other.

‘What we need is a site that gives positive support instead of encouraging guilt by making women who aren’t able to breastfeed feel bad, or condemning women for going back to work.’
She discovered the negative comments only after a journalist asked her about the ‘controversy’ over her return to Britain’s Got Talent.

One Mumsnet user had written: ‘Spending time with your newborn is way more important than some s****y talent show.’
Another added: ‘I’m sure she could afford to take a few more weeks off, let’s not pretend she’s desperate for money.’
Ms Holden, married to record producer Chris Hughes, has two children, Lexi, seven, and Hollie, one. In January 2012, after giving birth to Hollie, Amanda’s heart stopped beating for four minutes. Her placenta had become attached to her bladder, causing massive haemorrhaging.

The star, pictured exclusively in You magazine, said her determination to restore normality for Lexi was behind her quick return to work. ‘The normal in my house is Mummy doing Britain’s Got Talent. When I had been in hospital Lexi had seen me in such hideous circumstances that I decided I needed to get back to normal for her and for me.
‘Mummy shoved on her eyelashes and went back on Britain’s Got Talent because that was normal. I took Hollie with me and we went to Birmingham and I just did three days.’
Mumsnet co-founder Justine Roberts said: ‘Of course people can be critical, but for every opinion there is usually a counter one.’"

YouTheCat Sat 06-Apr-13 22:50:42

I've boycotted the DM but for many years, not because someone told me I had to.

I have this brain and I like to use it sometimes, to make my own mind up.

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