'This Morning's hosts being cruel, or was she fair game?
paulapompom · 24/06/2015 14:08
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.
The5DayChicken · 24/06/2015 14:27
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.
Fudgeface123 · 24/06/2015 14:35
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
She did need bringing down a peg or two but maybe she has body dysmorphia in reverse?
maz210 · 24/06/2015 14:35
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?
lem73 · 24/06/2015 14:42
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.
hedgehogsdontbite · 24/06/2015 14:49
Sorry but I think she looks her age.
Snozberry · 24/06/2015 14:49
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.
AdeleDazeem · 24/06/2015 14:52
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.
cupofthemiddle · 24/06/2015 14:53
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.
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