To think Josie Cunningham seems to be the victim of a sustained bullying campaign?

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Browsing the sidebar of shame (as you do, sorry, I won't link or it'll fair put you off your breakfast).

All the articles about her are vile. Full of outright lies and (I'm sure) misquotes. I then saw a snippet of an interview with her and just saw a damaged and not terribly bright young woman who seems to be completely naive and the polar opposite to the scheming twisted savvy climber she's being portrayed as.

I don't know what the truth is but I highly doubt she said (or meant) a tenth of what's claimed, and she is the target of a horrible agenda. She may well have signed up for that but you dint make choices like that in a vacuum, do you? She's an 'escort' and aspiring model apparently.

I feel a bit sick. I'm not one for censorship, but I do wonder if perhaps there should be stricter rules for the press in cases like this. It

Andcake Tue 24-Jun-14 07:09:34

Sorry - who is she what has she done - I've never heard of her. But the dm generally bullies women about their appearance and career choices

I'm not sure she's down anything. According to the papers she had a boob job on the nhs, said she was having a late abortion to further her career (she hasn't) and is claiming 6k in taxi fares from the council.

That's a few snippets anyway. It all reads as wildly exaggerated at best, totally made up at worst.

ApocalypseThen Tue 24-Jun-14 07:18:17

It's just pure misogyny. She's not a respectable "good" woman, so she must be punished.

rainbowfeet Tue 24-Jun-14 07:22:32

I get the impression mis-quoted or not she doesn't care as long as she's getting media attention!!! Very sad.

Sirzy Tue 24-Jun-14 07:26:30

She is putting herself into the spot light though and doing herself no favours.

CoffeeTea103 Tue 24-Jun-14 07:32:39

Victim? She is an attention seeking woman and she loves it.

YouMakeMeHappy Tue 24-Jun-14 07:34:34

Nhs boob job?

Did she have her late term abortion?

she's 'famous' for having a boob job on the NHS - the media doesn't care that she's stupid enough to think it was a good idea to broadcast that, exploiting people is what it does. she's fame hungry and in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

Aeroflotgirl Tue 24-Jun-14 07:42:45

I disagree, she is putting herself out there in the media, no she isent very bright is she! There are many like her who are not in the media spotlight, she is milking the system and that's why people are so,angry.

londonrach Tue 24-Jun-14 07:43:17

Sorry who is she?

londonrach Tue 24-Jun-14 07:48:07

The fact that I read the fail online every day and was unaware of this maybe answers your question. Mind you I don't read anything I'm not interested in. She does sound abit of a silly girl and is bringing it on herself. I know she's old enough to make choices but surely she as a parent who has talked to her about trying to get the limelight. Better to fall under the media spotlight....

Aeroflotgirl Tue 24-Jun-14 07:48:11

If it's true and she is getting taxis which are payed for by the goverment, because she cannot go out due to the media attention she has courted, then that is not right and no wonder people are angry!

Heels99 Tue 24-Jun-14 07:49:23

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TheHouseatWhoCorner Tue 24-Jun-14 07:58:37

I think she is naive and shameless. She's made some bad decisions, the worst of which is employing the services of an agent who is putting her 'out there' for exploitation.

Aeroflotgirl Tue 24-Jun-14 08:10:34

We shall reap what we sow

mytwoblackandwhitecats Tue 24-Jun-14 08:16:36

It's surprised me, but quite a few people have boob jobs on the NHS, generally when they are very young (18/19ish)

I'm sure Nikki Grahame (of Big Brother fame) did, too.

17leftfeet Tue 24-Jun-14 08:17:13

She had a boob job on the nhs and Botox to prevent sweating and then was in a media article stating that she lied about these issues causing her depression and anxiety and was now going to use her new body for a career in glamour modelling

She then said that she was having an abortion so she could go on big brother. She later said that she changed her mind due to the public's reaction

It now turns out that she's been to the doctor again stating that public transport causes her severe anxiety so the doctor supported her request for free transport

This is all allegedly but is what had been widely reported

She's local to me, I don't see any of the outpouring of hatred in RL although she gets a fair amount of twitter abuse

If she is being bullied by the press it's due to her really poor management IMHO

Gobbolinothewitchscat Tue 24-Jun-14 08:19:21

FGS - as a matter of fact, she said she planned to have an abortion so she could appear on Big Brother. Have an abortion by all means if you so wish but be prepared for the fact that if you appear in the cocking Daily Mail, people will judge you for that

What kind if idiot does that? People need to take some personal responsibility for the things they say and do without it all being excused under the apparent guise of being "vulnerable"

gertiegusset Tue 24-Jun-14 08:19:34

She is a prostitute who doesn't know which customer fathered her child

I wonder how you know this?

gertiegusset Tue 24-Jun-14 08:24:00

She may well be an idiot who isn't managing her affairs very well but don't you think the media and the public just love getting their claws into someone like this, easy pickings.
Why is she being encouraged and reported on if she's such a clown, when do you see men who father children and are a bit thick getting slated like that and called prostitutes.

TooSpotty Tue 24-Jun-14 08:24:03

I think she a vulnerable woman who is being exploited by the media.

I read a story about her at the time of the breast op, and she was given it because she has a congenital disorder that inhibits the growth of breast tissue. I have it myself so I recognised it from her description. It wasn't clear whether she realised why the clinical decision had been made.

mytwoblackandwhitecats Tue 24-Jun-14 08:24:25

Gob - it's the fact she didn't seem to know or recognise that fact that leads me to think she is 'vulnerable'. I daresay she isn't somebody I'd like to share a table with at Starbucks but nonetheless she really has been exploited terribly.

She was a prostitute - so what? She had a boob job - so what? She didn't have an abortion; even more 'so what'!

Never was such a huge fuss made about nothing ...

gordyslovesheep Tue 24-Jun-14 08:29:41

totally agree with mytwoblackandwhitecats so what exactly

she had the 'boob' job due to having no breast tissue at all ...a medical condition and the op was for medical reasons

she's a car crash - egged on by a hungry media in need to someone to hate - it wont end well

nicename Tue 24-Jun-14 08:32:54

But what exactly is she famous for? I am vaguely aware of her notoriety but wouldn't know her if I passed her in the street. Is she an actress, dancer, model, singer...? Or one of those celebs for being a celeb types?

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