When it comes to celebrities, there are a few I feel some sort of affinity towards.
Actually, let me adapt that sentence slightly.
Let’s say famous people. People who are in the public eye; for whatever reason. The reason I’m changing the celebrity bit is because I take umbrage to the way the word celebrity is bandied about these days. Historically, it’s about people who need celebrating. For whatever reason. Although, usually that reason extends to someone having noteworthy talent. Not just someone who got shiftfaced on TV and banged some random round the back of a kebab shop.
The inception of Reality TV paved the way for a new wave of famous people. Much to the dismay of many.
Now I love Reality TV. Celebs Go Dating? Love it. TOWIE? Was obsessed with it. Real Housewives of Cheshire? Can’t miss it. But I know, deep down, it’s as ridiculous as it is addictive. But I’ll own my ridiculous obsession.
There are certain people who have starred in these programmes that, like I said, I have an element of empathy for. In some ways I feel like I’ve grown up with them. Mainly because I’ve had an insight into their lives through magazine interviews, on-screen romances/fall outs and the Twitter beef they’ll inevitably become embroiled in at some stage in their “career”.
Step forward Lauren Goodger.
She is someone that I did have a modicum of affection for.
She’s the same age as me. She was the first person to drop the C bomb on TOWIE (first episode an’ all). And she’s dealt with her fair share of online abuse for her weight, for her outfit choices and for her lifestyle. Thus, I sometimes feel for her a little.
Yes, there are times I cringe for her a bit when I see her twerking on Instagram. However, there is something about Lauren that I can’t help but like.
Today, however, that affinity came to an abrupt end. I now think she’s a bit of a moron. And I’m disappointed.
Why? I don’t hear you cry.
Because of this tweet.
This tweet was in reaction to a story regarding a Russian family who, upon filming their Nanny, discovered her assaulting their baby whilst they were away from home.
Horrendous. Utterly horrendous. No doubt about it. The fact that someone can do that to a defenceless baby sickens me to my core. How awful it must’ve been for the parents to watch that footage of someone they’ve trusted with their child to behave in such an appalling way.
And what’s Lauren’s hot take on this atrocious story?
Yep, let’s blame the parents.
Because you know, us working parents don’t have enough guilt to contend with without someone wading in and telling us what we should and shouldn’t be doing with our children.
Unsurprisingly, Lauren’s tweet caused a lot of online upset. Especially amongst parents who, in my opinion, rightfully took umbrage to Lauren’s rant.
It wasn’t just parents who told Lauren exactly how they felt. Nanny’s also took the time to tell her how wrong she was. Because this is the thing. There will be thousands upon thousands of dedicated, caring, conscientious Nanny’s who put the welfare of the child they’re entrusted with above everything else. Only to scroll through Twitter and see some jumped up moron tarring them with the same brush.
Lauren’s unrelenting with her approach. As evidenced with her final sentence declaring she doesn’t care what people say. Arrogant as well as moronic.
But don’t worry. She’s going to do a Snapchat so we can understand exactly what it is she’s trying to say. Which filter do you think she’ll go for? I reckon the one with dog ears.