I don’t feel right judging a person entirely on their appearance, a lot needs to be taken into account for me to judge whether or not I like them or what I think of them at least. Their persona, sense of humour, morals, attitudes, ethics etc.
Now I’m sure most of you heard about the ‘beautiful’ Samantha Brick, and most probably have formed your own opinion of her from that one article she wrote for the ‘Daily Mail’. How she goes on to talk about how her good looks gets her freebies! ‘’
‘I’ve regularly had bottles of bubbly or wine sent to my restaurant table by men I don’t know. Once, a well-dressed chap bought my train ticket when I was standing behind him in the queue, while there was another occasion when a charming gentleman paid my fare as I stepped out of a cab in Paris‘. Of course this sounds lovely and of course any woman would love that kind of attention, it‘s flattering and makes someone’s day, but she then goes on to say ‘But there are downsides to being pretty — the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks‘. This, I believe, was the quote that got many women fuming. Her arrogance is hard to miss with quotes like that. Her interview on ‘This Morning’ shed more light on the matter.
Although she exclaims that women have ‘slammed doors in her face’ and her friends are insecure about their husbands being around her, it can be criticised that what was written was only from her point of view. Of course we don’t know what goes on in other women’s heads, and in all honesty maybe there are a few jealous green eyed monsters who feel threatened and want her out the picture. But this cannot be said for certain. All the articles claims is that women hate her for her good looks. This is over generalised and Ruth Langsford, itv Presenter, hits back saying maybe it’s her arrogance that makes her not liked ‘to come out and say it in print does have a certain arrogance to it’. I can understand the whole ’mean girl’ concept and how certain women feel threatened but truthfully Ruth has a point. It doesn’t surprise me that she’s had so many negative emails and such.
Another concept would be that people would want to be friends with others who are attractive, so it does boil down to personality. At the end of the day being boastful is not a beautiful trait to have and I’m sure most of us would agree that her article did in fact give off that vibe. Her interview in ‘This Morning’, showed the public her attitude towards other people and how she is not afraid to express her feelings about her own friends. This alone I formed my own opinion on her as I’m sure you have too.