Thursday 4 February 2010

The Pot Calling the Kettle Ugly

While scanning the tennis articles about Andy Murray, I saw an article from a British woman bemoaning the fact that not only are British men ugly, but they are the "ugliest and slobbiest in the world". The article is full of generalizations, cherry picking and unqualified statements. It has a notable headline too: Liz Jones Moans.

Here’s what she looks like:

Does the idiom “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones” mean anything anymore?

The comments below the article by readers are pretty damning too. Some examples:
In the word's of Anton Du Beke, don't worry Liz, self-respecting British men wouldn't touch you with a stick either.
- Paul, Lincoln, 30/1/2010 08:32

Liz you have a face that turns the milk sour. And that is even after going through a beauty regime everyday.

- James Foster, Welwyn Garden City, 30/1/2010 00:38

I think this article is a bit hypocritical since Liz Jones is one of the ugliest women I've ever seen, she doesn't have much place commenting on the men in this country.

- Lily, Chelt, UK, 29/1/2010 17:11

Furthermore, Jones also moans about Kylie Minogue for having the gall to expose “so much bare skin” at this time of year in Paris.
[Kylie Minogue looking fantastic, in HKSARblog’s 'conservative estimation'. Pic courtesy Tony Barson/]

HKSARblog is no fashion guru but is there anything wrong with Kylie’s attire? Is Kylie exposing too much bare skin? First, Kylie is indoors, and not standing outside in the cold Parisian winter. Second, it is reasonable to think that Kylie probably had a coat or she arrived by a chauffeured car (or both). Third, if this is considered “so much bare skin” then Liz Jones seems to suggest that women must wear veils and long drab clothing during winter … oh, and be stylish too.

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