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'This Morning's hosts being cruel, or was she fair game?

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paulapompom Wed 24-Jun-15 14:08:11

First thread I've started. I watched This Morning, (I'm off sick awaiting surgery, and get my fun where I can!) There was an interview with a woman of 58, who says she looks 35, she says she's had men cry at her beauty, and people have crashed cars through looking at her in the street. She is very slim with large (implants ) breasts. Think She was in the newspaper recently.

The issue is Amanda an Phillip were clearly mocking her. They filmed her walking about and pointed out no one looked at her. Amanda was smirking and trying not to laugh, they both looked sceptical, Amanda asked if what was inside mattered and Phillip finished by saying 'well that just shows everyone is beautiful to someone'

AIBU to think they were cruel and nasty, or did she make herself open to this? I am cross on her behalf.

pinkyredrose Wed 24-Jun-15 14:10:09

They love taking the piss on TM. The arrogant woman had it coming really, no one likes people who are up themselves.

hibbledibble Wed 24-Jun-15 14:18:08

I didn't see this morning, but read the article.

She is neither stunning, nor does she look anything other than her age. She comes across as very self absorbed and shallow, as well as a bit of a fantasist.

paulapompom Wed 24-Jun-15 14:24:29

Yes she certainly had a high opinion of her own looks. I think Amanda just annoyed me - that smirk angry

The5DayChicken Wed 24-Jun-15 14:27:54

I didn't see it but did read the article. I don't think they should have had her on at all...there was no way they could really have been interviewed her properly without mocking her a bit. She has an enormously inflated opinion of herself and they see her in realistic terms. That was always going to lead to the things they say looking like an attempt to put her down.

paulapompom Wed 24-Jun-15 14:32:10

I don't think they should have had her on either. It's not news nor even current affairs. But they seemed so unprofessional. I usually don't mind Phillip so much, going to have a lookfor the aarticle.

Fudgeface123 Wed 24-Jun-15 14:35:22

If it's the same woman I'm thinking of then she was totally bonkers! She was neither stunning or young looking, she looked older than she professed to be IMO. If people were looking at her in the street then I don't think it was because of her 'beauty' but because she looked a bit daft grin

She did need bringing down a peg or two but maybe she has body dysmorphia in reverse?

maz210 Wed 24-Jun-15 14:35:27

I've just googled her picture and if I'm honest I think she's deluded. I'd struggle to have any reaction to her claims other than "Wtf?!" so can't really criticise a presenter for feeling the same way.

I'd agree that they shouldn't have had her on at all, how is this woman's opinion of her own looks worthy of screen time?

Denimwithdenim00 Wed 24-Jun-15 14:40:12

Why shouldn't they have her on? It sounds hilarious. She's no shy spring chicken is she? It's a Kate whatsherface over again. Self publicity and funny tv.

It's hardly news night is it?

Denimwithdenim00 Wed 24-Jun-15 14:41:05

What's her name anyway as want to google.

lem73 Wed 24-Jun-15 14:42:32

I have heard the story but didn't watch the piece on This Morning. Tbh I never watch it when Philip Schofield is on for several reasons but partly because there frequently seem to be pieces where they have brought people on to mock them. Tbh a lot of ITVs daytime schedule seems to exploit people: Jeremy Kyle, Judge Rinder and the latest, Jeremy Kyle's emergency room.

FoulsomeAndMaggotwise Wed 24-Jun-15 14:42:49

I thought Philip was cruel. It just made him look more of a dick than anyone though.

Yes, the woman has unrealistic views of herself but good for her to have that amount of confidence. I wish I could have a bit of that!

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Wed 24-Jun-15 14:44:19

i dont watch it, but in my view she set herself up for ridicule by putting herself out there as 'better than everyone else'

(i read the article)

cupofthemiddle Wed 24-Jun-15 14:46:53

I actually think she's fantastic: good on her for being so body confident!

U2TheEdge Wed 24-Jun-15 14:48:12

Amanda always looks like she is taking the piss.

hedgehogsdontbite Wed 24-Jun-15 14:49:07

Sorry but I think she looks her age.

Snozberry Wed 24-Jun-15 14:49:30

I have just googled the story and she seems nuts, good for her having such confidence though. This morning has become a bit of a freak show, with guests like this for the hosts to snigger at. Phillip always seems like he's looking down his nose at people imo, I don't watch it because he annoys me.

paulapompom Wed 24-Jun-15 14:51:19

She is Stephanie Arnott. Got to say the article makes her sound very arrogant. On TV I didn't really get that from her, She has got a striking figure.

AdeleDazeem Wed 24-Jun-15 14:52:42

Well she's a fully grown adult so if she wants to go on TV then why not? Unless a MH professional declares otherwise.

DH and I actually saw this. I liked how Phillip mentioned Sam Brick. DH did ask what on earth the point of the segment was. I told him that the show has to fill time somehow and the lady wanted to be on TV.

AdventureBe Wed 24-Jun-15 14:53:17

I don't like to see people being deliberately cruel (didn't see the show) but I think if you're going to set out to make money and court publicity by making claims about your appearance, you need to accept it's going to happen.

paulapompom Wed 24-Jun-15 14:53:26

Thanks for the link hedgehog, I couldn't do it <even though I teach ICT>blush

cupofthemiddle Wed 24-Jun-15 14:53:41

She looks good and like she enjoys her body - "looking your age" is such a loaded term.

I think stories like this are designed to shame women into dressing in the Paul Dacre Wraparound Shiny Patterned Dress that the Daily Mail likes and never expressing an opinion on themselves: "because if you do you'll be like HER".

It's shitty misogyny, all over again.

DragonWithAGirlTattoo Wed 24-Jun-15 14:54:20

she's slender with big boobs - i think shes ok, but wouldnt say striking (based purely on the article) - shes not exactly Elle is she?

cupofthemiddle Wed 24-Jun-15 14:54:34

Here is a man who deludes himself that women give a shit about his opinion. Fuck off you minger.

pictish Wed 24-Jun-15 14:55:15

I think people look at her on the street because she looks odd. She walks like a builder.

I thought Philip was fine. She's deluded...utterly deluded.

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