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Feeling sick since I read this headline

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blackpepper123 Tue 03-Sep-13 12:11:34

I was on a bus this morning as had an interview and picked up the metro newspaper which had the most awful headline, I am not going to repeat it here but available on the metro news website if you want to look.

Ever since I read it, I feel really sick and depressed. I have a young daughter myself and cant get the stupid headline out of my head.

I didn't read the article, I couldn't bear to but the damage has been done

AIBU that they shouldn't put headlines like that in newspapers?

Tiredemma Tue 03-Sep-13 12:12:04

you are talking about the Michael Le Vell case I'm assuming?

Sirzy Tue 03-Sep-13 12:12:20

Without giving us some hint as to what it was then its very hard to comment

blackpepper123 Tue 03-Sep-13 12:13:38

Yes it is the Michael Le Vell case and involves attacking a child

Buddhagirl Tue 03-Sep-13 12:15:47


LifeofPo Tue 03-Sep-13 12:16:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SoleSource Tue 03-Sep-13 12:18:13

I haven't seen the paper but the newsreader did go into a bit of detail about what was supposed to have taken place. It was shocking. This is the second time I have felt disturbed by the reporting of child sex attack. The first time there was a vile image on ITN news at ten, years ago. Not going to say what it was and anyway the very few people I have told never believed me!!!! Gross and unnecessary it was.

NotYoMomma Tue 03-Sep-13 12:19:36

I cant see it on my phone. just post it hmm

themagicroundabout Tue 03-Sep-13 12:20:33

is the nursery worker? I can't bring myself to go online to see..since the news caught me off guard with it a few days ago and its been making me feel sick to the stomach since.

SaucyJack Tue 03-Sep-13 12:20:48

Why are you trying to draw more attention to it then if you genuinely don't think the details were appropriate for public consumption?

KissMeHardy Tue 03-Sep-13 12:21:02

You can't sanitise a child sex molestation, can you? You either read about it, or you don't !!

Binkyridesagain Tue 03-Sep-13 12:22:01

is it the he told victim she would die if she revealed the truth about the abuse?

Punkatheart Tue 03-Sep-13 12:22:33

It's nasty and I thought it was unnecessarily salacious. Why on earth do they have to give such details? I always find it odd that all of it is told, before anyone is actually found guilty.

Not unreasonable for it to make you feel sick and I don't think that the OP is being a 'bit of a flower' LifeofPo - she is simply stating an emotional response to a nasty thing that as a society, would make us all feel a bit shaky and unsettled. It didn't help in The Evening Standard that they also ran a story about a pilot who had abused his position and even used BA toys to lure children. It does give an unbalanced perception of a predatory world. In fact, such deviants are rare - but we are told about them over and over again, until we feel they are quite literally on every street corner...

NotYoMomma Tue 03-Sep-13 12:25:44

can someone post theblummin headline?!

jumpingpillows Tue 03-Sep-13 12:26:03

It happens every day sadly

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Tue 03-Sep-13 12:27:41

I don't understand releasing all these details before the trial has even finished and a decision has been reached.

youmeatsix Tue 03-Sep-13 12:28:19

All the headlines are sickening atm but you are being a bit of a flower <<<< this. there are PLENTY of very upsetting headlines ATM "Jon Venables is freed AGAIN: Bulger killer is secretly released from jail and given FOURTH new identity" <<<this for instance

Sirzy Tue 03-Sep-13 12:37:03

As upsetting as headlines may be the people who are faced with the reality of the issues covered by such headlines is much more upsetting.

morethanpotatoprints Tue 03-Sep-13 12:37:34

No YANBU I caught the headline on my MSN news last night. You can't avoid headlines anywhere. Ok those who say you don't have to read the article, you don't, but the damage is done as the headline usually tells all.
This case is even more sickening as a lot of people are used to seeing him on the screen and for many it was a shock.

SparkyTGD Tue 03-Sep-13 12:39:04

blackpepper it is very upsetting but it is news reporting.

I find I'm more affected if I'm a bit low anyway with pmt or life events.

If it makes you feel better arrange a donation to NSPCC or something.

Give your DD a huge hug tonight.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 03-Sep-13 12:39:51

It bothers you so much OP that you registered on here to post about it?

EldritchCleavage Tue 03-Sep-13 12:39:58

Not going to post the headline since it upset OP so much and this is her thread, but I saw it across the train carriage today on the way to work and it got to me too. I think it was in bad taste.

GrassIsntGreener Tue 03-Sep-13 12:41:10

I did think the teddy reference was unnecessary on a headline

miemohrs Tue 03-Sep-13 12:42:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EldritchCleavage Tue 03-Sep-13 12:54:58

I am a survivor. Part of why it got to me.

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