Katie Price and I go back a long way. That’s not to say I’ve actually met the woman but I’ve read, written and edited enough words about her to stretch, well, a very long time.
If you’re going to tweet suggestive ambiguous stuff, don’t go all outraged when all possible interpretations get picked up and run with. This will annoy people.
It’s working against you already. In one place I work the Katie Price quotient has gone down from a fat daily handful of stories to hardly anything. If that’s what you want great, but, in case you haven’t realised it, if you want the press to go quiet, stop saying and doing outrageous and attention-seeking things or, at least, do them in private.
Crystal Jigsaw says
I am actually disgusted that this woman (if she is indeed a woman) has been known as a “published author” when she can't string two words together without causing offence. It makes the world of publishing look like a complete phony and innocent authors such as myself and many, many others, are struggling to have a book published that we have worked damned hard on for years, just so the likes of a plastic trollop can be made famous, yet again.
She is on the front page of every trashy magazine and is constantly in the news for making someone's life a misery. I wonder how she sleeps at night. Peter Andre was, as far as I could tell, a perfectly likable character before she twisted his mind and turned him into a sex-obsessed maniac. I do still like him however. She has a beautiful disabled son and she acts as though she cares about disability. She cares, my arse. She cares more about her boobs, her plastic surgery and running away with someone's ex to LA. She knows nothing of the real world and has an awful lot to learn about people's feelings. What's more, her arrogant attitude towards life makes her look cheap, tacky and ugly inside. Not to mention outside.
Slight rant there!
Mother of Innovation says
She is a really interesting phenomenum, indicative of today's media and the aspirations of our children's generation. I try so hard to avoid prejudice and I am a feminist, so have tried to view her as having made the career she wanted and therefore should be seen as being successful in her own right. As you say in your blog, it is now extreme and a Faustian nightmare – and if my daughter held her up as a role model I would be shocked.
Ellen Arnison says
CJ, Thanks for your comment. Not ranty (well maybe a little bit;)).
I agree, being an author when you don't even read the books is a travesty.
MoI, I too tried to see her as a woman making her own way, but now, not at all.