Samantha Brick. Again. This time we're all fat failures unless we starve ourselves.

(133 Posts)
MumfordandDaughter Thu 18-Apr-13 08:37:27

DM Link: www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2310797/Joan-Collins-right-Any-woman-wants-stay-beautiful-like--needs-diet-day-life.html

Some of her finest quotes in case anybody doesn't want to click.

"I am 42 years old and have been on a permanent diet for the past 30 years. The logic is simple and irrefutable: any self-respecting woman wants to be thin, and to be thin you need to spend your life on a diet."

"I don't believe overweight is ever attractive. Whether we like it or not, we live in an age and a part of the world where men and women regard thin as beautiful."

"I have no intention of letting my body slide flabbily into middle age. I believe that any woman with a modicum of self-respect should watch her figure with the same vigour."

"I was glad to see the back of Easter this month, as it seems to have been hijacked by the greedy masses who regard it as a free pass to gorge on chocolate."

"For three decades, self-denial has been my best friend. And one of my biggest incentives is that I know men prefer slim women."

"I have only ever dated men who kept a strict eye on my figure. My partners are not only boyfriends but weight-loss coaches."

"In the workplace, male bosses will always give the top job to a woman who looks fit and in control, rather than one who looks like a bulging sack in danger of imminent cardiac arrest."

"I fainted with hunger on one occasion - a minor hitch, eclipsed by the fact that I was being asked out on lots of dates."

"I am 5ft 11in and slimmed down to a size 8. One of my lecturers was so worried she pulled me aside to voice her concern. I put her intervention down to jealousy, as she was a size 16."

"Luckily for me, there is no better weight-loss incentive than a Frenchman. Pascal would not tolerate a fat wife and has told me that if I put on weight, our marriage is over. What more motivation do I need?"

"The world admonished Kate Moss for claiming that 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' but I'd go further. As I see it, there is nothing in life that signifies failure better than fat."

hmm

I'm thinking of giving her the benefit of the doubt. She sounds as though she still has an eating disorder and is possibly in an emotionally abusive relationship, so isn't thinking straight.

On the other hand, she may just want another five minutes' of fame...

As someone who has never been happy with my figure (despite the fact i'm in a 'healthy' BMI range) this woman has made me feel like utter poo this morning.

But i know she's wrong. This is just her opinion. My friend is about four dress sizes bigger than me and is by far the prettiest woman i know. Size doesn't equal beauty. Nor does it guarantee success.

Personally, i'd have thought an employer would rather give a promotion to someone who was larger than someone fainting with hunger.

duchesse Thu 18-Apr-13 08:40:53

Can't be bothered. Sorry. Even reading her cretinous article would be a waste of 5 mn.

she's a little dafty, not worth bothering about her opinions

XBenedict Thu 18-Apr-13 08:44:37

I'm sorry I can't bring myself to read her article but I did read you OP. So she might have a size 8 figure but she seriously lacks class and unfortunately for her comes across as an incredibly unpleasant woman.

LittleBoxes Thu 18-Apr-13 08:46:01

Stupid, stupid linkbait. Ignore.

Rosa Thu 18-Apr-13 08:47:16

Its the DM so not even bothering to look at it.. I am fat but fit . I want to be thinnner but am having trouble doing so . Articles written by pathetic people like her do nothing for morale or help those who are not happy with their bodies.

Alfiepants Thu 18-Apr-13 08:47:18

5 minutes ago she was devastated because she can't have kids and now her husband is ready to leave her if she puts on a stone? Oh do f^*k off love you really are a self promoting twat.

MaBumble Thu 18-Apr-13 08:47:21

She's a professional troll. Paid to get a rise out if people. DM has a few of them now. Ignore, ignore, ignore!

PatriciaHolm Thu 18-Apr-13 08:49:08

She's another journalist like Shona sibary; an opinion on anything for a price, a deliberately provocative one at that. Both of them would appear to have a million issues if even half of what they write is remotely true.

LousThighBurn Thu 18-Apr-13 09:06:43

In my very limited experience there will be men who find women attractive no matter what their size. It is women like Samantha that cause doubt and despair upon other women. It doesn't matter what your size, it is health that is more important surely?

Wannabestepfordwife Thu 18-Apr-13 12:43:21

Oh god I was beginning to like/sympathise with her but she's gone and undone it all.

I feel really sorry for her to be that insecure you constantly need to tear other women down its just sad.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 18-Apr-13 13:01:14

sigh, what a pile of drivel. I really really should stop reading this kind of crap. Also an article about how WOHM's damage their children again today <shoots self>

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 18-Apr-13 13:03:41

Alfie I saw that too. She is the new Jiz Loans, a mass of stupidity

CarpeVinum Thu 18-Apr-13 13:08:49

Can't be arsed to read cos her basic thrust is always so tediously predicatable and deliberatly aimed intoturning ire into cash genersting clicks. So repaying like with like I will post my stock response to anything that comes put of S.Bricks word processing programme

duchesse Thu 18-Apr-13 13:13:10

Ooh, I love that carpe- hadn't seen it before.

HeathRobinson Thu 18-Apr-13 13:14:31

<eats chocolate>

MrsDeVere Thu 18-Apr-13 13:19:31

I a thin and I have never been on a diet in my life (apart from a slight blip when I was in the middle of post baby madness and attended a couple of SW meetings).

So this must mean I am far superior to Ms Brick surely?

Smartieaddict Thu 18-Apr-13 13:21:01

I feel sorry for her. She sounds like a very unhappy person. I would far rather be half a stone overweight, enjoy my food and be happy with myself. If DH ever said he would leave me for putting on weight I'd be off and save him the trouble!

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 18-Apr-13 13:22:50

MrsD then it must follow that you are super successful and have men falling all over you, you cow grin

Chandon Thu 18-Apr-13 13:23:09

she is a professional troll.

Also, very hard not to fall into the trap of pointing out she is not actually that thin or anything, quite average with bingo wings like most of us... I'd say, if I was going to say anything. But I wont wink

MrsDeVere Thu 18-Apr-13 13:57:47

Its all very sad Funnys because I am just too pretty and too successful.

People just don't understand how hard it is for me <sad, thin face>

AgnesBligg Thu 18-Apr-13 14:02:56

Can't be arsed to click the link. Dim but thin whoop whoop.

kasbah72 Thu 18-Apr-13 14:09:02

Is she only 42 ??? I thought she was 50+!!

I really don't know whether to pity the self delusion of the woman (you'd think she was Angelina, married to a French Brad Pitt the way she talks hmm) or be impressed by the sheer level of smuggery being happy with yourself, which most of us should probably aspire a bit more towards.

Definitely not worth getting worked up about though, I seriously doubt she's a role model for anyone...

SignoraStronza Thu 18-Apr-13 14:14:48

Bloody lucky she's living in France then. In the land where ob/gynaes routinely inform women that their husband will leave them if they put on too much weight in pg (I know of three separate people this has happened to, including my anorexic sil) and where there's a docteur of psichotherapie on every corner I'm sure she fits right in. shock

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Thu 18-Apr-13 14:15:22

But what would be the point of me going on a diet, when I could never be as beautiful as Ms Brick? I'd just be chasing an impossible dream. sad

<dramatic sobs>

hmm

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Thu 18-Apr-13 14:16:46

Ah, but tread carefully, vipers, don't hand her material for next week's column, "My vicious slating by those jealous fat ugly MNers"

grin

EldritchCleavage Thu 18-Apr-13 14:17:53

All that effort to net Pascal. Result!

ShowMeTheYoni Thu 18-Apr-13 14:18:39

Meh. Size 8 or not she has the personality of an oatcake. She is old and tired(professionally speaking) and its same shit different day with her.

McKayz Thu 18-Apr-13 14:19:39

I'd rather be fat than be a heartless cow whose main goal in life is to be a trophy.

ChristinaF Thu 18-Apr-13 14:23:05

This is just weird. I am 42 years old and have never weighed more than 8 1/2 stone except when pregnant (am 5 foot 4) and yet I don't diet at all, just eat normally! There must be something a bit odd about her if she needs to eat so little. I think this is made up.
Also I once saw Joan Collins in Harrods and she looked horrible, like an anorexic stick. Far too skinny and not attractive at all.

TheFowlAndThePussycat Thu 18-Apr-13 14:26:39

Brings a whole new meaning to "don't feed the troll" grin

MoominmammasHandbag Thu 18-Apr-13 14:27:07

Gorgeous Pascal, gut hanging over his waistband, what a catch that man is!

CunningAtBothEnds Thu 18-Apr-13 14:27:17

If she died I would not be sad. That is the nicest thing i have to say about the haunted beef.

I would pay money to see her and Katie Hopkins go 10 rounds.

noblegiraffe Thu 18-Apr-13 14:43:58

Not one mention of exercise.

TheCrackFox Thu 18-Apr-13 14:45:07

I wonder how much she gets paid for this shite?

Kewcumber Thu 18-Apr-13 14:49:17

Actually nothing tastes as good as being healthy until you're 97 feels.

I'm not sure that Ms Brick fainting she's so hungry is any healthier than my Easter chocolate-fest.

But at least she earns money from her unhealthy life style which is more than I do.

BoulevardOfBrokenSleep Thu 18-Apr-13 14:51:20

"My partners are not only boyfriends but weight-loss coaches."

The long winter evenings must just fly.

Seriously though, she has a pretty fucked up idea about what is important in a relationship. And indeed in life.

I wonder what her upbringing was like? She must have picked up these thought patterns somewhere...

slug Thu 18-Apr-13 14:56:29

Wow! 30 years on a diet. No wonder she's so angry at women who don't give a shit.

What a sad, sad life that woman must lead.

MissMogwi Thu 18-Apr-13 15:39:18

I read her article eating a lovely Club biscuit (orange, if you're interested), I might have another one just to lower my self respect a bit more.

What's up Sam, are the coffers running low?

ubik Thu 18-Apr-13 15:42:27

She's a very silly woman

kerala Thu 18-Apr-13 15:48:51

I find it ominous that the men she is with are that bothered or interested - weird control freakery. I cant imagine DH passing comment on what I eat the thought of him policing what I eat to keep in shape is laughable. Thats not a normal relationship surely?

RedPencils Thu 18-Apr-13 15:51:26

OP don't let this woman make you feel bad about yourself.
The DM pay her to write articles to get us all frothing and click over to the website.
She admitted as much when she was on Big Brother.

Don't give this any more brain power.

MummyPigsFatTummy Thu 18-Apr-13 15:54:36

"As I see it, there is nothing in life that signifies failure better than fat." I haven't read the article (refuse to link) but this statement is laughable.

So anyone who is fat is a failure, even if they are an eminent doctor/surgeon/scientist/historian/author/musician? Whereas, if you are so thin you faint becasue you don't have the intelligence to realise your body needs fuel to work properly, but men fancy you, you are a success? Really???

The sad thing is that this is the message young people now are receiving from society even apart from moronic articles like this one. So sad.

infamouspoo Thu 18-Apr-13 15:54:53

her boyfriends sound a hoot. And Pascal...words fail me.

infamouspoo Thu 18-Apr-13 15:56:46

and what MummyPigs said. On what planet does thin = success but not PhD's, Nobel prizes, jobs and all the myriad things women have acheived?

LadyMountbatten Thu 18-Apr-13 15:57:33

I do think thin helps tbh.

Right or wrong it makes a diff

LackaDAISYcal Thu 18-Apr-13 15:58:19

I think the Mail are being utterly irresponsible even printing this article. What sort of message will this give to impressionable young girls?

<disclaimer, I only clicked as I had no idea who Samatha Brick is and was curious>

Owllady Thu 18-Apr-13 16:01:32

she really is quite bonkers
Is she a relation of Liz Jones?

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Thu 18-Apr-13 16:02:11

The Mail knows exactly what it's doing, Sam Brick is always guaranteed clicks and outrage = more publicity for this stupid rag.

Don't feed the scrawny troll.

Chubfuddler Thu 18-Apr-13 16:03:19

Didn't she write this exact article about three months ago?

Oh well. MN relationships board will be there when the scales fall from her eyes.

landofsoapandglory Thu 18-Apr-13 16:11:50

DS1(18) was just reading that article on his iPad. He piped up "Samantha Brick, aptly named because she looks like she has been hit in the face with a brick!"grin. I had to explain to him that she is most beautiful!

She would absolutely loathe me, I am 5ft4 and 8stone7. I don't diet and I don't exercise either.

DoIgetastickerforthat Thu 18-Apr-13 16:12:17

"For three decades, self denial has been my best friend" says it all really. To be fair to the women, it's hard to forge friendships when your a sour faced, judgemental trollop, who would ridicule and belittle anybody who had the misfortune of being your friend if you thought someone would bung her a couple of quid for doing it your a foreigner abroad.

ouryve Thu 18-Apr-13 16:14:55

She should have bought her judgypants a size bigger, then they wouldn't be nearly so uncomfortable in them and wouldn't need to abuse her body with constant dieting.

MummyPigsFatTummy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:18:15

LadyMountbatten, to what does thin help or make a difference? Apart from whether men fancy you or not, I mean.

Dolallytats Thu 18-Apr-13 16:18:25

I can't decide what is more tragic, that she writes this stuff, that she believes this stuff or that she does it to keep hold of someone who looks like an unfit member of the Village People.

This sort of thing being written really scares me. Our daughters could be reading this rubbish (along with what seems like every other magazine out there) and all they will be able to see is 'Female must be thin, male can suit himself'. Terrifying and so sad and the stupid bint is banging home the negative message.

diddl Thu 18-Apr-13 16:22:26

"Luckily for me, there is no better weight-loss incentive than a Frenchman. Pascal would not tolerate a fat wife and has told me that if I put on weight, our marriage is over. What more motivation do I need?"

I just don't know what to say to that.

How desperate must you be to have a man?

MummyPigsFatTummy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:23:13

Oh and I do accept that being fat is not always healthy (depending how fat you actaully are of course) but this article doesn't seem to be concerned with health at all - just looks really. I mean if someone chooses whether or not to employ you on the basis of your size, unless you are clearly unhealthy (red-faced and wheezing during the interview, say), then they are basing the decision purely on their own prejudices and not at all on whether the fat or thin person is actually better for the role.

FasterStronger Thu 18-Apr-13 16:24:08

on the upside, I think SamBrick has peaked. there will be loads less press on this than the last time.

CotedePablo Thu 18-Apr-13 16:24:41

I clicked because I didn't know who she was either. Is it rude of me to mention that her husband is as ugly as sin? She's no oil painting either mind you.

BrevilleTron Thu 18-Apr-13 16:27:21

When it comes to Samantha Brick

I refuse to engage in a battle of wits
With a 'lady' so clearly unarmed

SlimFitWellies Thu 18-Apr-13 16:27:59

CBA to read her article, but in my HO, the two most beautiful and sexy women in the world- Nigella Lawson and Isabella Rossellini both love food, and look as if they do.

MrsBucketxx Thu 18-Apr-13 16:37:51

he has a really unhealthy attitude to food, she needs help.

anyone who throws choccy away can't be normal in my book.

kelda Thu 18-Apr-13 16:41:34

She's doing it to get paid for her next round of IVF. She is desperate for the money. I can't see any other reason for her selling her soul writing this rubbish.

It's dangerous stuff though that's she's writing, because many people will be reading it, agreeing with her, and feel validated in their anti women opinions.

And it may even encourage some women and girls to go on dangerous, unhealthy diets.

SherbetVodka Thu 18-Apr-13 16:44:15

I can't decide what is more tragic, that she writes this stuff, that she believes this stuff or that she does it to keep hold of someone who looks like an unfit member of the Village People.

If she genuinely believes what she's writing, then I feel sorry for her because she appears to base her entire self worth on how attractive she is to men. And no matter how much she diets, she's still ageing. She's in her 40s already and won't have many more years left where she'll be considered conventionally attractive rather than well preserved for her age.

(Sorry, I'm not saying that I personally think that older women are unattractive. Just that mainstream society does tend to see it that way. And she obviously takes a very shallow view of what's attractive anyway).

If she isn't sincere and is just writing this shite so she can keep her job at the mail then that's almost as bad because anyone who is willing to make themselves look this bitchy and insecure, not to mention a target for national mockery, for the sake of a few quid has to be rather seriously lacking in self respect. Honestly, why would anyone do that to themselves? confused

SherbetVodka Thu 18-Apr-13 16:46:14

She is desperate for the money. I can't see any other reason for her selling her soul writing this rubbish.

You're right kelda, she is selling her soul. Shona Sibery is another one, so is Lucy Cavendish.

MummyPigsFatTummy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:55:38

I think she comes higher up the soul-selling scale than those opinion writers who involve their minor children in their pieces - I can think of two recent offenders, but I am sure there are more. I realise that may only be because she does not have children, but I hope that is not the case.

timidviper Thu 18-Apr-13 17:01:28

What a sad deluded woman she is. I am a plus size woman who has a happy marriage, healthy and well-balanced children, a nice circle of friends and a good job, for which I was head-hunted.
If Samantha Brick is correct then I should not exist as apparently everybody would judge me by my weight/podge and not like me or employ me.

I think her problem is that she is so insecure she is constantly trying to reassure herself and put others down at the same time.

Wishihadabs Thu 18-Apr-13 17:19:38

I suspect she can't fall pgs naturally because of her ongoing calorie deficit. I doubt her bone health is that good either. Reads like a e excerpt from an anorexics support group. Yuk

PoohBearsHole Thu 18-Apr-13 17:20:15

All that froma hideously unhappy woman, in a dodgy relationship with what seems like an eating disorder which has probably affected her fertility all being said and done! Being thin doesn't make her prettier, her dh doesn't look much of a catch tbh. I knw I am being bitvhy but as she has the hide of a stone rhino I can't see the point in not. And her thin body doesn't scram healthy to me as there's nothing about her figure that suggests a modicum of exercise!

PoohBearsHole Thu 18-Apr-13 17:21:49

All that froma hideously unhappy woman, in a dodgy relationship with what seems like an eating disorder which has probably affected her fertility all being said and done! Being thin doesn't make her prettier, her dh doesn't look much of a catch tbh. I knw I am being bitvhy but as she has the hide of a stone rhino I can't see the point in not. And her thin body doesn't scram healthy to me as there's nothing about her figure that suggests a modicum of exercise!

hackmum Thu 18-Apr-13 17:26:26

I'm afraid I'm drawn to these Sam Brick pieces like a moth to a flame. Obviously the DM only publishes them to wind people up - I don't know what her motive is though, apart from money.

The thing that always makes the articles for me, though, is Pascal. Imagine how annoying it would be if she was actually married to someone who looked like Brad Pitt, as opposed to some middle-aged greying bloke who is a bit paunchy and by her own admission doesn't shower or wash his socks. He is so very far from being anybody's idea of a catch that the comedy value of these pieces is absolutely priceless.

EldritchCleavage Thu 18-Apr-13 17:32:56

No, the stepson has featured MummyPigsFatTummy.

None of it's necessarily true, though, is it? I think of her articles as 'confessional fiction'.

MummyPigsFatTummy Thu 18-Apr-13 17:53:58

Oh, my fond illusion of her essential (relative) soul-selling superiority is shattered Eldritch.

I do hope it is fiction - I hope all these articles are fictional, becuase if they are not, they paint a sad picture of some people's views and priorities.

landofsoapandglory Thu 18-Apr-13 18:10:08

It's ironic that Pascal won't tolerate a fat wife, when he has a massive gut isn't it?

EldritchCleavage Thu 18-Apr-13 18:11:25

Admit it, land, you want to ride that gut like a Cornish wave, hmmn? Hmmn?

Pascal-fancier.

infamouspoo Thu 18-Apr-13 18:19:14

ewwwwwww, I was eating grin

BoffinMum Thu 18-Apr-13 18:25:54

I'm with you, diddl. Obv people should make a bit of an effort to be appealing to their partner, but if partners are so fickle as to flounce off at a bit of belly fat then they are clearly stoopid.

sadly i know afew women that do this, basically stave themselves

SJisontheway Thu 18-Apr-13 18:42:48

She must lead a very sedantary lifestyle to have to limit her calorie intake so drastically. I'm a similar size but eat loads more. I also exercise, which she fails to mention.

donnasummer Thu 18-Apr-13 18:47:41

those people saying 8.4 isn't that thin - she's 5ft 11! that's like about 6 stone for a 5ft 4 person. It would take starvation for me to get that thin, and I'd look half dead

Lucyellensmum95 Thu 18-Apr-13 18:57:19

Wow - this thread, or rather her article has been an inspiration - I have been thinking about what my next career move should be. This has provided me with a brilliant idea.

I am going to pick on a small section of society and im going to slag them off and get my own DM Column. I will have to be the anti-brick though because i am fat. So, let me think - hmmmm

"My husband likes me to be happy, he prefers a curvy bouncy and intelligent woman to a skinny, vain, vapid stick insect of a woman. I think any self-respecting woman should just hold their head up high and not waste time on fad diets and the constraints of fashion, i mean, really - are these women stupid, don't they know that men prefer to be able to converse when not having sex? I bet there sit there with their skinny lattes craving the full fat cuppuccino with a big fat chocolate cheese cake to go with it"

What do you think? Dya think i'd get in? Ok the grammar isn't great, but that wont matter for the DM will it?

landofsoapandglory Thu 18-Apr-13 18:58:50

Eldritch I most definitely do not! I feel quite ill at the thought!

kelda Thu 18-Apr-13 19:01:53

She doesn't look that thin. She doesn't look 8st4.

PenelopePipPop Thu 18-Apr-13 19:03:26

I am very very thin. Thinner than Brick-features. D'you know what it took? Major head-injury followed by epilepsy. Appetite suppression is a side-effect of my meds.

Brain damage causes skinniness. Who knew?

Oh...

landofsoapandglory Thu 18-Apr-13 19:06:27

She can't be 8st4 now, she says she is a size 12, if she was 8stone4 at 5'11 she would be about a size 6. I am 8stone7 and a size 10 at 5'4.

SherbetVodka Thu 18-Apr-13 19:07:11

What do you think? Dya think i'd get in? Ok the grammar isn't great, but that wont matter for the DM will it?

So long as you are as deliberately offensive as possible, you'll be fine wink

BoffinMum Thu 18-Apr-13 19:25:04

Like the cancer diet.

MrsBucketxx Thu 18-Apr-13 19:35:08

I'm 5'11" and eleven stone and a size 12

she is lying saying she is 8 stone I dont believe her.

EleanorFarjeon Thu 18-Apr-13 19:40:40

She doesn't look thin enough to be 8 stone something.

I don't believe her.

Flobbadobs Thu 18-Apr-13 19:45:33

If anything she says is true I feel desperately sorry for her. She has no self esteem at all, appears to have control freak tendencies, a possible eating disorder, be attracted to unsuitable possibly emotionally abusive and controlling men and a narcissistic streak a mile wide.
I pity her...

PenelopePipPop Thu 18-Apr-13 20:04:19

She says she used to be size 8 and is now size 12. She doesn't say she is 8stone 4 anywhere in the article that I can see. If she does say it anywhere then she is presumably fibbing because that would give her a BMI under 16 and would indicate she was proper ill - if she didn't have an eating disorder she'd be investigated for other health complaints. When my BMI went down to 17 I got a gastro referral sharpish, there was nothing wrong I just wasn't eating enough but my GP wanted to be sure. No one thinks a BMI that low looks healthy.

But to be fair she is advocating a dysfunctional attitude to food that may make women unhappy but she isn't obviously saying we should have unhealthily low BMIs.

Where does she say she is 8st something? Wasn't that just posters on here talking about their weightsconfused? I don't think it was in that article...no way on earth is she that and size 12 at 5'11.

It's laughably bad writing EXCEPT that this awful attitude is endemic in our society and is attacking our daughters in particular but our sons too. One of the great gifts you can give your children is to show them you are happy in your own skin, whatever it looks like. Given the views she declares here I'm rather relieved Samantha and her shallow git of a husband are childless.

PenelopePipPop Thu 18-Apr-13 20:50:20

"One of the great gifts you can give your children is to show them you are happy in your own skin, whatever it looks like."

Completely agree. But it is bloody hard in a society where we are surrounded by cheap fattening addictive foods, where the jobs we do day-to-day don't make physical demands on our body that consume the calories we eat so we have to make special efforts to burn those calories off and where the 'role models' our children get are entirely artificial and maintain their physiques through a combo of unhealthy extreme diets, maintaining continuously unhappy relationships to food (a la Brick) and airbrushing or video-editing.

I think she may be part of the solution not part of the problem. She is so laughable you can show her to your teenager and have a giggle and say 'This! This is why you need to chill and have a bun and remember that how you look is only a tiny fraction of who you are and no matter how much you obsess about it you cannot control it.' Poor Samantha Brick obsesses endlessly over her appearance and manages to look pleasant, and that is all. All her efforts have achieved is....err...nice. And she obviously wants it to mean so much more.

But it is the things we do that we love, the people in our lives who make us smile, the time we invest in those relationships which actually define us and sadly Samantha can't see that. I know a Samantha who weighs twice what Mme Brick weighs and who doesn't have a boyfriend and who is probably only just getting in from work now after a long day working in a residential care home with adults with profound learning disabilities. She does her job brilliantly because she cares passionately about it and the people she works with know that and feel just as strongly about her and the commitment she shows to them. And she'll be lucky if she earns in a month what Mme Brick earnt for writing her crap and she'll never own a second home in France or marry a patronising arse called Pascal and if I called to tell her about this she'd laugh. Because she'd know that she was still winning on points...

SirBoobAlot Thu 18-Apr-13 21:05:55

She's got issues with food, and issues with relationships.

I'd be angry at what she's written, but actually I just pity her.

mrsshackleton Thu 18-Apr-13 21:35:15

I don't know what her motive is though, apart from money

Well, of course that is her motive. And good for her. As long as she creates controversy, the Mail will pay her. Like Liz Jones and a handful of others

Reason #3457619375987345 to boycott the Daily Fail. Not that anyone really needed another one.

hackmum Fri 19-Apr-13 08:29:08

mrsshackleton - I suppose so. But much as I like money, there are some things I wouldn't do for it. Like expose myself to ridicule in a national newspaper.

duchesse Fri 19-Apr-13 08:32:46

Ooh look, pathetic DM professional trolls come in both sexes. It's almost exploitative of the paper to be using their desperation to such an effect.

mrsshackleton Fri 19-Apr-13 09:22:21

Hackmum, I wouldn't do it either, but SB is living in France and been having IVF for years, her husband doesn't earn much. She has to support herself somehow and she's clearly trained herself to be immune to the nastiness and to dream up as controversial themes as possible so the gigs keep coming.

FreedomOfTheTess Fri 19-Apr-13 10:13:35

Stupid woman.

I've never been on a diet and that's God's honest truth.

msrisotto Fri 19-Apr-13 16:48:08

a bit of light relief from the poke about the brick's diet!

duchesse Fri 19-Apr-13 21:08:03

That is funny, risotto!

lljkk Sat 20-Apr-13 10:19:04

Sad the way she defines herself in terms of how much men want her or how much (she thinks) other women envy (or admire) her.

Does she herself has having any merits other than as an object of lust, resentment and envy?

Darkesteyes Sat 20-Apr-13 22:36:03

This is a brilliant take on it and mentions the fact that what her h is doing is domestic abuse.
I spotted it on the Feminism board earlier.

belle-jar.com/2013/04/18/there-is-a-special-circle-of-hell-and-its-full-of-cake/

lljkk Sun 21-Apr-13 09:38:09

Great link, Darkest.

jennywren45 Sun 21-Apr-13 09:43:31

Hang on - she's flabby, untoned and decideldy average for her age. I am older and can knock her into a cocked hat.

Her figure is NOT great.

jennywren45 Sun 21-Apr-13 14:11:40

So, he looks like a heart attack waiting to happen with that overhanging beer belly - imagine that schlapping about on top of you vomit and she is flabby with a rounded stomach .
The irony of this article - she isn't slim!
So glad they have each other! grin

JakeBullet Sun 21-Apr-13 14:15:17

She isn't real, in the same way that Shona Sibary isn't real. They are both Liz Jones wannabes, although why anyone would want her misery is a mystery to me.

jennywren45 Sun 21-Apr-13 14:15:19

I did lol at this comment,
I've puzzled for a long time why Samantha Brick doesn't complain about whoever is replacing the pictures of her slim, handsome. debonair husband with a short, overweight, ugly man with a comedy moustache
I'd also be suing the DM for putting photos of a flabby, untoned plain looking woman next to him instead of her.

giveitago Sun 21-Apr-13 14:38:16

This is probably her only source of income so she's milking it for what it's worth. Her statements get more silly and extreme as time goes on.

FasterStronger is absolutely right. She'll fizzle out soon enough.

Not worth the effort even to read the article.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Mon 22-Apr-13 11:00:01

Watching her on this morning, she seems more nervous and almost going against her article

slug Mon 22-Apr-13 12:23:01

Now I feel is an appropriate time to introduce the essential questionnaire, Who said it: Samantha Brick or Derek Zoolander?

Xenia Tue 23-Apr-13 16:43:55

Her husband is older fat and ugly and not surprisingly infertile which is the risk you take when you marry older men who have no money out of desperation when your own career fails. She is trying to earn money.

She might want to consider a sperm donor. It may be her years of dieting (rather than simply healthy eating which is very different) have affected her fertility.

She is certainly right that too many of us are fat these days. I was just thinking earlier what a shame it was there were so many active weight loss threads and I could not find one about women and business and money - it may be there but it escaped me when I looked so I'll get back to my own work/business. I suppose that's because the best way for many women to have more money is marry it still rather than earn it themselves so keeping themselves thin and attractive means that their husband still pays to keep them at home.

merrymouse Wed 24-Apr-13 23:37:36

So she never eats chocolate and is always on a diet but still has to crash diet every three months because she keeps gaining half a stone... and after all that she is an ordinary size 12?

what a palava.

SoleSource Fri 26-Apr-13 21:02:30

Samantha Thick.

donnie Sat 27-Apr-13 16:54:18

But just look at the pics guys - she seriously ain't all that. She has baggy eyes, a huge nose, a twisted mouth, uber awful root regrowth and flabby arms. FFS.

Seriously, it makes me chuckle...if you are going to set yourself up as some kind of beauty template then you need to actually be gorgeous. Samantha Brick is not gorgeous. She looks her age and looks like an ok older woman. And nothing more.

mombie Sat 27-Apr-13 17:05:19

I feel sorry for her, she seems to be really worried bout what men think of her. Which is massively alien to my fat arse.

diddl Sat 27-Apr-13 17:29:22

But how much is true & how much exaggerated?

Supposedly she's happy with her looks, husband & life-why feel sorry for her?

mathanxiety Sat 04-May-13 05:51:55

'I have only ever dated men who kept a strict eye on my figure. My partners are not only boyfriends but weight-loss coaches.

My first love continually reminded me that one can never be too rich or too thin, and my husband of five years frequently tells me that if I put on weight he will divorce me.'

Sweetie, your partners and your husband are controlling abusers taking advantage of anorexic insecurity.
And yes, the husband is old, fat and ugly. A French chauvinist. How original..

<Excellent points Xenia.>

mizu Sat 04-May-13 09:05:19

Wow. Reading these quotes - didn't link to the Mail - makes me feel sad and sorry for this woman. Is she saying all this for publicity or does she really think like that?

For the record, I have never been on a diet in my life and have pretty much (apart from after 2 children) always been a size 10. Was a bit thinner for a few months when I was ill. IMO size 8 is too thin.

sue52 Sat 04-May-13 13:20:04

The diet she says that she adheres to would not give her enough calories to maintain a constant size 12. She's obviously writes whatever tosh she thinks the Mail will pay for and print.

balia Sat 04-May-13 13:23:54

Please can we just ignore her?

dogsandcats Sat 04-May-13 14:36:43

When she was in Big Brother [yes I do sometimes watch it, as I enjoy the psychology of it], she seemed quite reasonably normal. Not at all like her "media" persona.
So I can only conclude that the stuff she writes, and says on This Morning [never seen her on there, dont watch that!] is not the real Samantha Brick

scottishmummy Sun 05-May-13 22:43:18

she's as self publicist who knows how to yank the chain,for publicity
she's in control of her output,knows some where her dribble will result in tv slot

specialsubject Mon 06-May-13 11:36:27

never heard of her before now.

shame on anyone who lets this drivel get to them. Have some sense.

reminder; thighs are not supposed to be thinner than knees. That's starvation. And the opinions of the junkie Kate Moss are also not worth the electrons.

SoleSource Wed 08-May-13 12:25:23

Samantha Thick makes me sick

Her Husbannd has a weight problem if one is to go by those standards.

Tau Thu 09-May-13 20:03:21

Hahaha! Is that woman serious or is she writing satire?grin

pinkpaws Sun 12-May-13 11:21:39

How sad are these women when they are taking their last breath one day as we all will. They will have the comfort of knowing their life was spend starving themselves . So at the final moments they can be put in the ground wearing their size 6 dress . As friends and family enjoy the cake at the wake . Eat drink and be happy for life is but a moment.

giveitago Sun 12-May-13 21:11:52

Her interview says she's had male attention 6 times in her entire 41 year old life.

Normal I think.

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