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to think it's wrong Katie Price ( who is obsessed with her weight) is a role model to young girls?

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littlestmummystop Wed 07-Oct-09 15:46:56

I've been watching What Katy Did Next (obv when nothing else is on and I'm knitting etc.)

She is totally obsessed with her weight on the show. She grabs millimetres of her taunt tummy and says: ' I am soo fat!' she talks about having liposuction all over her tiny body. She has v obviously got a body image disorder.

Then you see her going to a book shop to sign copies and 1000s of young girls scream after her while she looks at them with dead-eyes and complains about her hand hurting.

AIBU to think it's irresponsible of TV cameras to show her talking about being 'fat' when she's a role model to young girls?

shockers Wed 07-Oct-09 15:56:14

I think "body image disorder" is putting it mildly. She looks really odd now due to all the unnecessary procedures. She was a pretty girl and still could have been ( she's not very old is she?) had she not abused herself to the extent she has.
AND...there are 8 yr olds in my class who know all about her divorce for goodness sake! What are their parents thinking of letting them watch her car-crash of a life??

PuppyMonkey Wed 07-Oct-09 15:59:56

She's not a good role model as she's mad as a box of frogs and comes over as pretty horrible, imho.

BLEEPyouYOUbleepingBLEEP Wed 07-Oct-09 16:03:43

I don't like that side of her, but there's another side to her that I admire. She's got balls and has made something of herself, whatever that is lol When I hear her talk I like her, but when I see the way she wants to be portrayed in the media I can't stand her. Weird.

I recon the only way to side step any influence she might have on young girls is not to let them watch her crappy program, and point out other people who you'd perhaps think more appropriate.

pofacedandproud Wed 07-Oct-09 16:05:29

Body dysmorphia. And a terrible role model for girls. She has turned herself into a blow up doll. I really cannot bear her, and I do try to stick up for women in celebrity culture, but she is a total betrayal of the female cause.

pofacedandproud Wed 07-Oct-09 16:09:12

I did catch a bit of what 'katie did next' when she was talking to Loaded or Wankers magazine or whatever it's called and she was saying 'I won't do topless because I've got to think of the kids unless it is playboy.' Hilarious. And then she said 'but I could kneel and suck a lollipop and stuff' Yes, way better for your kids that one. Go sister. hmm

witcheseve Wed 07-Oct-09 16:14:14

I would advise any young girls not to watch this drivel tbh.

Tortington Wed 07-Oct-09 16:17:18

if my daughter considered her a role model in any sense of the word, i think i would question my own parenting.

i wouldnt have that drivel on in the house for a start.

i have nothing against the woman particularly.

but i do think that if my dd admired her in any way - it would be my parenting choices i would look at first.

also, i would question why this one celeb. hey are all obsessed by their weight.

thesecondcoming Wed 07-Oct-09 16:18:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Wed 07-Oct-09 16:25:18

I'm pretty sure my daughters have never heard of her, let alone see her as a role model. I did see a bit of What Katie Did Next when channel surfing and was transfixed by the sheer moronic ghastliness of it all - but I can't imagine why anyone would let their children watch it.

overmydeadbody Wed 07-Oct-09 16:27:13

Who is she?

Lizzylou Wed 07-Oct-09 16:27:29

There is a photo of her in Heat this week (it was a friends/at the dentists etc etc) of when she was v young and starting out as a moggle, she is completely unrecognisable, her face doesn't even look vaguely similar to it is now.
She was moaning about being fat again as well hmm

overmydeadbody Wed 07-Oct-09 16:31:03

agree completely with custy

cornsilk Wed 07-Oct-09 16:32:22

She's not a role model though is she. Who lets young children watch her programme anyway? I wouldn't.

drlove8 Wed 07-Oct-09 16:38:10

i think she's very odd looking.
i dont like"glamour models"- theres nothing talented about getting your norks out imo.....hmm
But there are a few who have very pretty faces -melinda messenger for example....(she looks like a normal woman, not a barbie/brat doll , obviously not into "glamour" anymore gets her brownie points)
id be horrified if my daughters anounced they wanted to be like kp.
wonder what KP would look like without her make-up and hair extensions.I bet no-one would give her a second glance.

thighsmadeofcheddar Wed 07-Oct-09 16:39:45

Oh she is so vile.
I was at the hairdressers this morning, looking over OK mag, I can't believe the way she pimps those kids out for money. Just disgusting.

mosschops30 Wed 07-Oct-09 16:40:33

my dd is 13 and I wouldnt let her watch the programme (I watched it though, you cant help but get into it blush)

Its all about parenting as usual!

Tortington Wed 07-Oct-09 16:40:38

take heed someone agreed with me grin

Lulumama Wed 07-Oct-09 16:40:42

agree with Custy,

I have a daughter , she's 4, and has no idea who slebs are, and it will stay that way for as long as possible

young girls should not be watching her shows, nor reading the magazines she is in, but that is the parents' issue to deal with

Lizzylou Wed 07-Oct-09 16:42:59

She was actually very odd looking in the early shot they had in Heat, you wouldn't look twice at her (except for the fact she had nothing but a thong on). She is completely manufactured.
One of those women who I say to DH
"If one of my boys brought a woman like that home.......", but yes, if they did happen upon a Jordan of the future for a girlfriend, I'd feel a right failure.

Pinkjenny Wed 07-Oct-09 16:44:51

I was horrified when my 10 year old cousin told me that she was watching it with my aunt. I choose my words so carefully with her, she was asking me the other day what I thought of Cheryl Cole, and I found myself formulating a response with a ridiculous amount of care.

I find sleb culture really worrying (but love it myself at 32!). I worry about shows like My Super Sweet 16 on MTV, where they get mahoosive cars etc from their parents, which must just make teenagers of today feel so inadequate.

Thank God dd is only 2.5, although I shudder when I think of her as a teen.

BertieBotts Wed 07-Oct-09 16:50:40

I saw an interview with her once, and the thing is she is very confident and I can see why teens would look up to that, and expand on it to see her as a role model, she is successful (I know I know, but some young girls do see rich and famous as successful however she got there) and stands up for herself (not always in the best way but some girls will not see this) and is streetwise which is seen as cool and so far removed from the adults we would like our teenage girls to have as role models.

sarah293 Wed 07-Oct-09 17:01:41

Message withdrawn

Lizzylou Wed 07-Oct-09 17:05:59

It's not just Jordan though is it?

All the Big Brother/Wag wannabes who think that being overly groomed/thin = Getting on TV/Marrying a Footballer.

That Chanelle or whatever who was on BB last year and who, despite having a degree said all she wanted was to be a WAG hmm

pofacedandproud Wed 07-Oct-09 17:07:53

It does seem to be about getting rich quick rather than having to study for years...

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