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To think that The Guardian could have found something to replace this interview with Lily Allen?

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Unrulysun Mon 08-Nov-10 16:33:35

The first paragraph is basically 'I conducted this interview two weeks ago before her miscarriage and now it all seems very sad' then there's a not entirely sympathetic interview. Then the last paragraph is a quote about how she was unhappiest in her life right after her (previous) miscarriage ending with 'I'm about to have a baby, which is what I've always wanted'

I think they should have torn up this interview in the light of what has happened to her. I am really disappointed in this editorial decision. And I'm really just having a rant about it. So that's BU right there but fuck's sake can't we be decent to people who've suffered a bereavement anymore?

phipps Mon 08-Nov-10 16:34:48

You are right. They should have scrapped it but maybe Lilly agreed to it going ahead?

Tidey Mon 08-Nov-10 16:37:58

I agree. I hope she was consulted about running the story although I don't know why she would agree to it , it must hurt terribly to read it back after what's happened sad

BeerTricksPotter Mon 08-Nov-10 16:38:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MmeLindt Mon 08-Nov-10 16:42:29

Bloody hell. Very insensitive.

That should have been rewritten or scrapped.

TrillianAstra Mon 08-Nov-10 16:44:03

I hope she was asked and agreed to it going ahead. You don't know that she wasn't. Maybe she thought that it would help highlight the fact that women have miscarriages every day, and it largely gets ignored.

ILovePonyo Mon 08-Nov-10 16:44:46

The end of that interview is bloody heart breaking, poor Lily.
I agree OP, you'd think they could have held off from printing the article, no need really.

emptyshell Mon 08-Nov-10 16:46:48

God that's fucking sicker than sick.

Link please so I can go atomic on them.

Unrulysun Mon 08-Nov-10 16:59:14

Surely if she'd been consulted they would have mentioned it? I'm not a fan of seleb interviews but this makes me both and [anger]

will try to find it online.

Unrulysun Mon 08-Nov-10 16:59:49

angry obv

ILovePonyo Mon 08-Nov-10 17:00:04

empty I'm crap at links but if you google 'guardian music' the interview comes up on the guardian website, thats how i found it.

MmeLindt Mon 08-Nov-10 17:02:12


At best incredibly lazy journalism.

Doubt Lily has time and room in her head to consider stuff like this at the moment, but perhaps her PR people gave it the go ahead.

twopeople Mon 08-Nov-10 17:02:36

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Unrulysun Mon 08-Nov-10 17:03:27

Link here hopefully

Unrulysun Mon 08-Nov-10 17:06:15

here even

doodlebug113 Mon 08-Nov-10 17:07:44

They blatantly ran it because they knew people would be even more curious to read it now and they knew they could increase sales.

That's the thing that annoys me about The Guardian sometimes, they present themselves as being more moral than other media outlets but still do things like this. It's hypocritical.

MmeLindt Mon 08-Nov-10 17:12:50

Giles Coren on Twitter is suggesting we all write to the Guardian.

Unrulysun Mon 08-Nov-10 17:18:51

I'm sure it's naive of me but I expect better.

backwardpossom Mon 08-Nov-10 17:19:37

The Guardian replies...

MmeLindt Mon 08-Nov-10 17:20:54

Some unhappy with our Lily Allen interview. We felt it was written with warmth and sympathy; her PR fully supported it too. #lilyallen

phipps Mon 08-Nov-10 17:21:09

hmm doesn't really matter what her PR people thought though does it?

MmeLindt Mon 08-Nov-10 17:22:04

Her PR people should have never given the go ahead.

The last paragraph makes me want to weep.

Unrulysun Mon 08-Nov-10 17:27:07

It's not written with warmth and sympathy at all. It's a slightly spiky interview with a prurient introduction tacked on and a re-jigged ending designed to be ironic. And irony and prurience are exactly what someone in this situation doesn't need. angry

domesticslattern Mon 08-Nov-10 18:03:10

Should have been scrapped. Would have hoped that they would have made a more sensible editorial decision. sad

BarbaraSeville Mon 08-Nov-10 18:03:59

Extremely shabby.

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