Samantha Brick. If that name doesn’t ring any bells, then you should probably read her now infamous article from yesterday’s Daily Mail, entitled: ‘There are downsides to looking this pretty: Why women hate me for being beautiful’.
If you’ve just read the article you’ll probably have reached the same conclusion: she’s not ugly but neither is she going to be topping any ‘World’s Sexiest Women’ lists any time soon. She’s an average to good-looking woman, with an apparently overactive narcissism gland, and that is what other people find so objectionable about her.
This view seems to be shared by most of the people who have contributed to the 5,000+ comments beneath the article; not Samantha’s own judgement that “other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks.”
It’s almost so far detached from reality that it begs the question, was this just a stunt to drive masses of people to the Daily Mail site (it registered over 1.5 million hits)? Samantha has written another article today, and as I read it I was fighting an overwhelming urge to bang my head repeatedly on the desk and scream for my own sanity.
There was a worldwide backlash to her original piece, with both celebrities and the general public voicing their opinions on the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Her explanation of the wholesale negative comments she has received is that “this bile just proves I’m right“.
It’s at that point that I decided to myself that this must be a wind-up. What sort of person, in the face of thousands of people going out of their way to tell them that they are completely mistaken, still believes they are correct and infallible? For my own mental wellbeing I’m hoping someone will show me that this is a publicity ploy!
Please let us know your thoughts on this, and tell me that I’m not losing my marbles. Is this a marketing trick, or is this woman simply so delusional that she can’t see what’s right in front of her frankly, average, face?