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Someone I know did a DM sad face article today.

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JigglypuffEvolving Thu 11-Aug-16 20:34:47

AIBU to avoid speaking to her for a few weeks?!


sglodion Thu 11-Aug-16 20:36:22

YABU for not posting the link wink

JigglypuffEvolving Thu 11-Aug-16 20:37:05

I don't want to out myself. Or her very sad face.

Finola1step Thu 11-Aug-16 20:37:51

I'm heading over to the dark side in search of sad faces. Wish me luck.

Champagneformyrealfriends Thu 11-Aug-16 20:38:09

rushing to the dm site to figure it out

VoyageOfDad Thu 11-Aug-16 20:40:57

I know someone who was in a DM sadface article recently. In the article they were a respectable member of society. When I knew them as a child, an enduring memory was of them < look away if squeemish > putting their tongue on their dogs butt hole for a £5 bet.

JigglypuffEvolving Thu 11-Aug-16 20:41:22

It's not outrageous in any way. Just can't get over her doing it (and also the mirror and the express)

Roomba Thu 11-Aug-16 20:44:46

My (generally v attention seeking) colleague did a DM sad face article recently too. It was all about a particular gynecological health issue and how she's terrified she will lose her job due to it. It struck me as a bit odd to go on about it in the national press, and now whenever I see her I can't help but immediately think of her 'issue'. Sure I'm not the only one. She did another one all about her sex life a while back - again, not what I wanted to know! She is clearly planning on becoming the next Samantha Brick if she gets the sack grin.

Finola1step Thu 11-Aug-16 20:45:54

I'm back. Just about. Thought it was the Halloween one.

PrimalLass Thu 11-Aug-16 20:46:09

VoyageofDad, I really hope you put that in the comments.

Dexterjamesmummy Thu 11-Aug-16 20:49:49

I did one last year, I refused to be photographed for it as I wasn't doing the Daily Mail sad face. It was about my little boys death, I gave them the pictures I wanted using.

toadgirl Thu 11-Aug-16 20:52:15

When I knew them as a child, an enduring memory was of them < look away if squeemish > putting their tongue on their dogs butt hole for a £5 bet

That would give you a sad face.

YouWereRight Thu 11-Aug-16 20:56:36

A friend of mine did a local paper sad face radical about an illness she'd had. It was to support some fundraising she was doing. The DM, Sun etc picked it up and ran it, minus the future draining. She'said she wasn't paid by them.

YouWereRight Thu 11-Aug-16 20:57:23

* Fund raising. Bot sure how that became future draining confused

cherryplumbanana Thu 11-Aug-16 21:00:12

I've always wondered how much you get paid by the DM to make a sad face.

NotSoLankyNancy Thu 11-Aug-16 21:02:04

You'd think she would do a happy face her potentially life threatening condition was discovered thanks to Holby!

JigglypuffEvolving Thu 11-Aug-16 21:02:43

There's several different pictures in each newspaper so it doesn't seem to just be a copy and paste job.

Tomselleckhaskindeyes Thu 11-Aug-16 21:03:19

Dexterjamesmummy flowers

thatstoast Thu 11-Aug-16 21:04:07

That's a hell of a surgical scar. I'm glad i've got a strong stomach.

An old colleague of mine had her wedding ruined by Barack Obama. She did a really good sad face but I don't think it made it outside of the local newspapers.

PennyAsset Thu 11-Aug-16 21:05:48

God, that wound picture is horrific - you could have warned us, OP!

Still, it's good to know Dr Arthur Digby didn't die in vain.

Hassled Thu 11-Aug-16 21:07:02

If it raises awareness, as this will do re melanomas, then fair enough. She could have chosen a more ethical paper - but then what more ethical paper would run this sort of story?

Fitzsimmons Thu 11-Aug-16 21:09:44

My in laws did this. They also insisted on having their picture taken with my two nephews (SIL's kids) even though they had absolutely nothing to do with the story (was some finance thing). They adore the daily mail and now every time FIL thinks a company or organisation has "wronged" him in some way (this happens on a weekly basis) he tweets the daily mail. I think he's desperate for a second shot at the sad face.

MrsDeVere Thu 11-Aug-16 21:16:34

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CatNip2 Thu 11-Aug-16 21:18:22

Fucks sake my friend did this a few years ago when the news of the world was still about, she has also done similar articles in woman and rake X break. Proper cringed, no shame, she got paid several hundred pounds for them. Considers it an income!

MrsDeVere Thu 11-Aug-16 21:18:32

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