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to find the choice of wording of this headline pretty depressing?

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Servalan Tue 27-Nov-12 10:07:27

Walked past the newsstand this morning where a copy of The Sun was emblazoned with the words "They're Out!" next to a picture of Helen Flanagan who was apparently voted out of the jungle last night.

They're? But surely Helen Flanagan is one person - i.e. it should say "She's Out" - but no, I gather the "They're" in fact refers to her tits. So this is the headline - Helen's tits are out of the jungle. The walking set of mahoosive mammary glands has made her exit...

FFS - has NOTHING changed since the 1970s? Is this what all young girls in our country are to grow up to aspire to? For their identity and worth to be based on their breasts?

I know, I know, it's the Sun - it's trash - someone leaving the celebrity jungle isn't news etc... I don't expect The Sun to be enlightened when they still have Page 3 - I'm just sick of seeing this shit on the front of papers and sliding into the nation's unconscious as being an acceptable view of the world and of women

<stomps off muttering...>

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 27-Nov-12 10:10:13


I hate this shit too. She's an actress ffs, not some porn star.

squeakytoy Tue 27-Nov-12 10:10:30

She does value her breasts as one of her best assets though, and did make sure they were constantly on show for the last couple of weeks, just as she has in the media since she was 18.. Helen is probably extremely pleased with that headline.

squeakytoy Tue 27-Nov-12 10:11:01

"She's an actress ffs, not some porn star"

Actress is stretching it a bit... grin

WorraLiberty Tue 27-Nov-12 10:18:42

Helen lived off her tits the whole time she was in there (I don't mean she ate them)

So it's par for the course really.

HauntedLittleLunatic Tue 27-Nov-12 10:21:16

Yes but when she eats they increase in size hmm

CajaDeLaMemoria Tue 27-Nov-12 10:23:06

Did you watch the show?

She talked about nothing but her breasts for the entire time she was in there. She even made a point of changing the whole camps conversations to it. Just last night she was wearing a huge padded leopard print bra and asking everyone if it looked okay. And stating that her boobs grow a cupsize after she eats.

I'd usually agree with you, especially because I hate that having breasts seems to matter at work, but in this case she really did make it about her boobs herself, so it was to be expected.

I think its a good thing that she is out, from the standpoint of children. I certainly don't want to be teaching kids that they can be famous if their boobs are big enough, and that they should have them out all the time. She wasn't a good role model, she didn't seem to understand that people were laughing at her rather than with her, and who on earth tries to put on fake tan in the jungle?! I think she has quite possibly killed her acting career, and she will be known for her absentness and boobs from now on. That's pretty sad.

So YABU, but you are a bit, in this case. Helen more than bought it on herself.

Servalan Tue 27-Nov-12 10:24:20

There is a reason though that she's been spending so much time posing about in bikinis. There is also a reason why female actresses, singers, TV presenters etc feel that it is good for their careers to pose scantily clad in lads' mags...

BeatTheClock Tue 27-Nov-12 10:27:08

Well it's pretty much what you can expect from the Sun, no surprises there. But HF doesn't do much to change that perception of herself either or wants to I imagine. What does she act in?confused

'Helen lived off her tits the whole time she was in there (I don't mean she ate them)' <chokes laughinggrin>

squeakytoy Tue 27-Nov-12 10:28:23

"There is a reason though that she's been spending so much time posing about in bikinis" - yes, the reason was that she wanted to... we havent seen Rosemary in a bikini top thank god

""There is also a reason why female actresses, singers, TV presenters etc feel that it is good for their careers to pose scantily clad in lads' mags" - yes, and the reason is that they WANT to and it is their own choice.

squeakytoy Tue 27-Nov-12 10:30:04

And David Beckham also CHOOSES to be extremely scantily clad for quite a lot of adverts, despite being so rich that he has no need ever to work again.. so it works equally for both genders..

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Tue 27-Nov-12 10:30:24

YANBU. The first non-British Governor of the Bank of England should surely be front-page news.

HauntedLittleLunatic Tue 27-Nov-12 10:34:37

There was a great joke on they think its all over the othernight.

The just was that all major national papers were reporting the women bishop story on the front page. The sun on the other hand had Brian conolly's collapse on the front page and women bishops were relegated to page 3...

valiumredhead Tue 27-Nov-12 10:42:33

I doubt she is complaining tbh - did you actually watch the show OP?

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Tue 27-Nov-12 10:43:50

To be fair, her boobs were on show the whole time.......esp in the leopard print bra she was wearing in last nights show.

It's a tacky headline in a tacky paper, seriously don't get depressed about that or if you read a credible paper I imagine it would make you want to blow your brains out!

Servalan Tue 27-Nov-12 10:53:25

It's not that I feel particularly indignant on Helen Flanagan's behalf - I know she made choices - I'm pretty sure she was briefed by whoever her PR is before she went into the jungle to pose in bikinis as much as possible and to be as shrieky as possible in tasks so she would get loads of airtime and be in the papers a lot - for being shrieky and getting her tits out...

I'm more irritated by the fact that this is the best way to get airtime and get in papers. The kind of message that goes in subliminally when our daughters see headlines in these papers - and I don't read this rag by the way, but I do see the headlines as I go past the newsstands, and that is enough to get the message across in a drip, drip, drip type of a way

BeatTheClock Tue 27-Nov-12 11:21:58

Oh yes I agree with what you say Servalan but there seems a never ending supply of people like HF 'making that career choice'. And a never ending demand for the supply.

Depressing, but I just try to tune it out and switch it off and hope some of me doing that rubs off on my dds whom I hope to god notice that there are other dimensions to life other than that.

It's so formulaic. It reminds me of 1984: swill dished up as 'entertainment' to feed the masses. I hate it. Tv/the meedja seems to be mainly that now. Sleb driven and seedy with the ever present phone in number for the baying crowd to vote: thumb up or thumb down. And the people that take part demeaning themselves ever more to gain mob approval.

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