Samantha Brick, meet Laura Fernee, another woman afflicted by the same horrid condition as you — being too beautiful. You two could start a mutual self-appreciation society. Fernee said she quit her job as a medical researcher because she’s too pretty, and her male colleagues were constantly harassing her.
“I wanted them to recognise my achievements and my professionalism but all they saw was my face and body,” complained Fernee toBritish paper The Mirror. “I was constantly asked out on dates, or found romantic gifts and notes at my desk. I found it sleazy and uncomfortable. Even when I was in a laboratory in scrubs with no make-up they still came on to me because of my natural attractiveness.”
And the women? The women were much worse.
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A few years back, I heard about a guy who was given a free pass by his buddies to stray from his marriage … all because his wife had “let herself go” — aka she had put on weight(likely as a result of carrying their daughter) and struggled to take it off. And somehow, that was a legitimate enough reason to some people that this husband should be unfaithful! Are. You. Freaking. Kidding. Me.
Unfortunately, this is a popular belief, held by even some women. Like Samantha Brick, the Daily Mail writer, who made our hair stand on end a while back with her column about other women hating her for “being too beautiful.” Unsurprisingly, Brick is attempting to piss the whole of the web off once again with a new story, which takes on the Dove “Real Beauty” sketches campaign and claims only one type of woman can be considered attractive — a thin one. Plus, “nothing signals failure more than fat.” Thus, men are right to divorce a woman if she puts on weight. OMFG. Read more on The Stir…
It’s really hard being pretty. That’s the sentiment held by the Rebecca Blacks of 2012, Double Take, who have made a simply horrific track called “Hot Problems.” Because “hot girls we have problems too, we’re just like you except we’re hot.” Clearly, two of their problems are 1) they can’t sing and 2) they will have no friends once their pals catch this video. [YouTube]
Since Samantha Brick exploded (maybe imploded?) onto the scene earlier this week with her Daily Mail article on the vagaries of being a beautiful woman, she’s been making the media rounds. Yesterday, Brick appeared on the UK show “ITV This Morning,” going head-to-head with the show’s hosts and psychologist Emma Kelly. Despite their best efforts, though, Samantha Brick still doesn’t get it — she still thinks that women don’t like her because she’s beautiful. But actually, that’s got nothing to do with it, Sam. Keep reading »
Samantha Brick is a lady writer for the UK’s Daily Mail, which makes her, yes, perhaps less than 100 percent credible. She also thinks she’s totally the most gorgeous woman in the world. Don’t believe me? Just ask her. She wrote a 2,000 word screed on the subject for the paper. And she was entirely serious. In it, Brick details the daily struggles she faces as an extra-attractive woman. It is so difficult being so hot.
Somebody sounds like a Pantene commercial…
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