spoonman wrote:To be fair to Stacey Solomon, she did put in an appearence on Celebrity Mastermind last Christmas. She came last of the four contestants, but at least she gave it a go, which many celebrities not famed for being intelligent wouldn't consider.
The "at least they have a go/don't take themselves seriously/are having a laugh" boils my fucking piss though.
It's like when people try to justify what a waste of space Jordan is just because she has made a lot of money - "she can't be that stupid, she's rich". That's not the point - you could steal a huge load of cash but that doesn't mean your new found wealth makes your actions acceptable.
Just because someone like Solomon doesn't think she is clever (although who can say she doesn't) and isn't trying to convince us otherwise, doesn't mean it is any less unfair that someone as talentless and pointless as her, Winkleman, Dappy, Jedward and so on have managed to attain some degree of fame and money earning potential, ahead of many other people who are far more deserving.
She might have been a bit of a laugh on Mastermind, playing off her reputation as a complete dunderheaded Essex twat to earn her fame (and performing so badly on the show as to not subvert expectations), but just because she is a bubbly girlie who can laugh at herself doesn't mean we must accept her or what she represents.
Nice lesson to teach her kids as well - if you want to be rich but have no talent, don't work just play up to your regional or sexual stereotype like mummy.