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Old 16-09-2013, 14:41
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Why is it that some celebrities are constantly presented in a negative light, whilst others are always presented positively, and anything they may have done to jepordise that is ignored or brushed aside?

The best example at preswnt is Simon Cowell. His general weirdness and megalomania are frequently ignored and everything written about him has a positive tint. I can't think of any other celebrity who'd be able to get a friends wife pregnant and not be torn apart by the tabloids? Like wise I can't imagine any other man who'd be able to have a harem of similar looking women around him at all times and not be called sleaze bag.

Then there is David Beckham. He had all that trouble with Rebecca Loos all those years ago, but it rarely gets mentioned now. The Internet is awash with all sorts of rumours about Becks, I won't go into them, but its funny how none of this kind of stuff ever gets into the papers isn't it?

Can anyone think of more? A few years ago I'd have included Cheryl Cole on the list but now she's no longer protected by the Cowell "bubble" she seems to get a lot of negative press now.
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Old 16-09-2013, 16:25
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Maybe kate middleton or her sister? The Daily mail has an obsession with them both.
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Old 16-09-2013, 16:42
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Maybe kate middleton or her sister? The Daily mail has an obsession with them both.
The Mail in particular are quite snobby and critical of the Middleton family due to their apparent "social climbing". But you are correct in that Pippa (who appears to do bugger all for a living) gets an easy time of it from the press at large.

Dare I say the McCann's get a very easy time. Although I'm note sure I'd call them celebrities really?
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Old 16-09-2013, 16:48
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Paul McCartney during the Heather Mills divorce. The way they sucked up to "Macca" and demonised Heather Mills was a disgrace


Definitely the McCanns. They've been given an easy ride and not been placed under enough scrutiny for why they believed that dinner was more important than looking after their children.
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Old 16-09-2013, 17:00
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Jesus, would people give the McCann's a break. They've paid very dearly for their mistake. Is that not enough for you all.
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Old 16-09-2013, 17:06
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Jesus, would people give the McCann's a break. They've paid very dearly for their mistake. Is that not enough for you all.
My problem with the McCann's is that their negligence has never been questioned by the media, ever. I can't help but feel that had they been a young, 20 something couple from a council estate who worked in a factory or a supermarket, then it would have been very different story. But let's leave it at that....

Gazza is another one. He used to beat his wife and is an alcoholic who seems to squander any help he receives. But media coverage of him is always fawning, and why? Because he used to be good at kicking a ball around a pitch and once cried during a football match in 1990? Pathetic.
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Old 16-09-2013, 17:07
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Jesus, would people give the McCann's a break. They've paid very dearly for their mistake. Is that not enough for you all.
No, because leaving children alone in an apartment on holiday while having dinner with multiple friends isn't just a mistake. It's incredible negligence.
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Old 16-09-2013, 17:54
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Your right about the mccans if they had come from a council estate ss would probably put their other children on an at risk register.
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Old 16-09-2013, 18:55
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The mccanns I agree with. I just do.not.get. why they have never been 'slagged off' in the press. They wanted kids so much as to have ivf, yet couldn't be arsed to look after them. Yes when one 'goes missing' social services dont get involved with the remaining kids & the police dont do them for negligence & the press don't help. it's all down to money & socail standing.

I am sorry for whatever has happened to that little girl but i will not stop criticising them.
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Old 16-09-2013, 19:35
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Tom Hanks
WILL Smith

..always get good press
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Old 16-09-2013, 19:55
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The theme appears to me to be money.
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Old 16-09-2013, 20:15
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Jesus, would people give the McCann's a break. They've paid very dearly for their mistake. Is that not enough for you all.
I tend to agree that they'll have to live with the consequences of their actions for life. I wouldn't cast the first stone..
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Old 16-09-2013, 20:25
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Joanna Lumley seems to get a good press, and deserves it, she is a very nice person.

Stephen Fry also gets an easy ride, but I'm not so sure he deserves it.
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Old 16-09-2013, 20:26
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*coughs* Carter Ruck.
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Old 16-09-2013, 20:45
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I can only imagine that the celebrities that get an easy time from the press must have struck some sort of deal with them. I can't see why the press/tabloids would go easy on certain celebrities if they're getting nothing in return. I'd definitely say that certain celebrities have struck some sort of deal with them. It's the only thing I can think of.
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Old 16-09-2013, 21:30
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I can only imagine that the celebrities that get an easy time from the press must have struck some sort of deal with them. I can't see why the press/tabloids would go easy on certain celebrities if they're getting nothing in return. I'd definitely say that certain celebrities have struck some sort of deal with them. It's the only thing I can think of.
Same.
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Old 16-09-2013, 21:33
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No, because leaving children alone in an apartment on holiday while having dinner with multiple friends isn't just a mistake. It's incredible negligence.
Yes it is and I can't think of a worse way to be punished than to lose your daughter ...can you ?
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Old 16-09-2013, 21:53
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I can only imagine that the celebrities that get an easy time from the press must have struck some sort of deal with them. I can't see why the press/tabloids would go easy on certain celebrities if they're getting nothing in return. I'd definitely say that certain celebrities have struck some sort of deal with them. It's the only thing I can think of.
I think that you are correct. I find the whole Simon Cowell thing really sleazy, but the media are almost laughing about it. Haha Si is such a lad he's got his mates wife up the duff

Becks is such a lovely "family man" who's mates with the royal family and does lots of work for charity. Lets overlook all the rumours about him and the fact that his wife always look as miserable as sin shall we...
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Old 16-09-2013, 21:55
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Kylie generally gets good press. Although that might change depending on how she does on The Voice next year.
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Old 16-09-2013, 21:57
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Kylie generally gets good press. Although that might change depending on how she does on The Voice next year.
Yes she does, and we are constantly being told how wonderful she looks for her age. She doesn't though, she looks like a wax work and I personally know of several 40 something women who look far better than she does and not smidgeon of Botox has entered their face....
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:55
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One Direction no boyband is that clean.
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Old 16-09-2013, 23:02
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Yes she does, and we are constantly being told how wonderful she looks for her age. She doesn't though, she looks like a wax work and I personally know of several 40 something women who look far better than she does and not smidgeon of Botox has entered their face....
Some do, some don't. She is pretty amazing in my book. Have you been through what she has suffered? I have not been through life threatening cancer and survived tho my partner has. Walk a mile in my shoes, as the song goes.
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Old 16-09-2013, 23:46
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Some do, some don't. She is pretty amazing in my book. Have you been through what she has suffered? I have not been through life threatening cancer and survived tho my partner has. Walk a mile in my shoes, as the song goes.
She was already looking waxy and stretched way before the cancer diagnosis.
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Old 17-09-2013, 00:20
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Dare I say the McCann's get a very easy time. Although I'm note sure I'd call them celebrities really?
My problem with the McCann's is that their negligence has never been questioned by the media, ever. .
I find this almost unbelievable. I don't think I can ever remember people so thoroughly trashed by the press. Only the fact that they were able to get libel settlements on the most ridiculous lies forced the papers to tone it down a bit.

And I think the allegation of classism is as wrong as it could possibly get. It was the parents' disastrous habit of always looking nicely dressed, and with neatly styled hair, that did for them. I could point out some working class parents who were considered untouchable for years, but I am sure you can fill in the gaps and the whole topic has become too unpleasant to deal with.
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Old 17-09-2013, 00:42
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I find this almost unbelievable. I don't think I can ever remember people so thoroughly trashed by the press. Only the fact that they were able to get libel settlements on the most ridiculous lies forced the papers to tone it down a bit.

And I think the allegation of classism is as wrong as it could possibly get. It was the parents' disastrous habit of always looking nicely dressed, and with neatly styled hair, that did for them. I could point out some working class parents who were considered untouchable for years, but I am sure you can fill in the gaps and the whole topic has become too unpleasant to deal with.
Maybe you should do a bit of research, or even read Sr Amaral's book. The whole case file is translated on the internet. None of the facts were truly reported in the British media, but plenty of lies were.
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