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So someone thought this was appropriate for little girls...

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ecclesvet · 20/05/2012 15:20

Apparently a page from a magazine about One Direction, the boyband.

Not sure whether to be Angry or Sad.

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Empusa · 20/05/2012 15:25

Dear god.. :(

Popoozle · 20/05/2012 15:25

What a lovely example to set for children. I'm practically lost for words Sad.

Hermionewastherealhero · 20/05/2012 15:27

That is disgusting.

EduStudent · 20/05/2012 15:44

That is beyond vile.

EduStudent · 20/05/2012 15:46

Hmm, they've spelt 'gray', rather than 'grey', so I'm assuming it's not a UK publication.

Any ideas what the magazine was called/who published it?

HoneyDragonWearingLederhosen · 20/05/2012 15:46

Shock what mentality comes up with that shit?

Sunnywithachanceofshowers · 20/05/2012 15:48


bringbacksideburns · 20/05/2012 15:52

Is there a company we can write to/ email or a general manufacturers?

2blessed2bstressed · 20/05/2012 15:54

I'm assuming from the bit that says "she was the host of Englands x factor" and the spelling of gray, that this is an American publication......I'm slightly at a loss for incredibly rude, apart from any of the other things that are wrong with it Angry

Sposh · 20/05/2012 15:58

That's just shocking. FGS.

Heyyyho · 20/05/2012 15:58

Shock Sad Angry

molschambers · 20/05/2012 16:06

Wow. That is really nasty.
Lets teach our girls to hate a woman for dating someone they like.
Lets teach them that 33 is washed up and over the hill.
Lets judge someone entirely on the way they look (when actually she's a very attractive woman but lets make out she's not...)

Christ on a bike I feel sorry for that woman. I knew she had to endure a bit of a shit storm but that beggars belief.

gnocci · 20/05/2012 16:08

That page looks a bit photoshopped??

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor · 20/05/2012 16:16

Shock FGS what is wrong with people?

I've never even heard of this woman, but encouraging (pre?) teens to engage in that kind of vitriol as if it's a game is despicable.

grimbletart · 20/05/2012 16:33

Not to mention the good old double standard re dating a man half your age. Of course we all know that a man dating a woman a third his age is, naturally, fine.

There is only one thing that beats hating women and that's hating older women. Angry

GeekLove · 20/05/2012 16:47

Once again a chance to undermine any notion of a sisterhood, particuarly amongst teenage girls.
I am up for a complaint letter if there are plans.

MissFenella · 20/05/2012 17:40

That's just vile.

Heyyyho · 20/05/2012 18:45

I wonder who actually wrote that copy

SilentBoob · 20/05/2012 18:52

I was reading that with growing horror at the nastiness of it, but when I got to her date of birth I actually felt a bit winded. She's a year younger than me.

People think like this?

I feel... so sad.

minipie · 20/05/2012 19:38

Jesus. I have seen these kind of petty, bitchy comments on internet sites, but the idea that someone actually published them is beyond belief.

Never mind the feminist angle (though there are plenty), this is just bullying pure and simple.

I hope Caroline Flack never sees this, or if she does, can laugh it off for the overblown teenage jealousy it is.

ThatGhastlyWoman · 20/05/2012 19:46

Petition- or would that just give them the oxygen of publicity?


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AuntFini · 20/05/2012 19:51

This is hugely repulsive but I am quite surprised that all of you do think it's appropriate for a 32 year old to date a 17 year old?

LynetteScavo · 20/05/2012 19:55 you think it was written by a 15 yo work experience person trying to impress Confused

ecclesvet · 20/05/2012 20:30

"Zero engagement rings. Because no-one wants to be with her!"

Do most people have multiple engagement rings then?

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