A quick question for our UK readers: is Samantha “There are downsides to being this pretty” Brick now a legit celebrity over there? I’m asking because I found a ton of new photos of Brick, and it seems like she’s still getting a lot of attention – like, she’s something of a “reality star” in the UK now, only she doesn’t have a reality show, she just lives in a delusional world of her making and she occasionally writes about it.
In case you’ve already forgotten Brick, she’s the woman who created an international firestorm when she wrote an essay for The Daily Mail called “There are downsides to being this pretty” complete with photos of Brick looking like this, in which she claimed that men always hit on her and called her gorgeous and women were always, always JELLY of her. She followed up that essay with another one in which she compared herself to Angelina Jolie, and then there was another piece a few months ago in which she claimed her marriage was the best thing ever because she’s submissive to an emotionally stunted husband who weighs her every morning, and who would dump her if she gained more than a few pounds. So… let’s check in with Samantha Brick, shall we?
When Samantha Brick wrote an essay titled, “There are downsides to looking this pretty: Why women hate me for being beautiful,” she thought she was sending an important message to ladies around the world.
Instead, she was flooded with a barrage of Internet bashing and hate mail. Now, Samantha tells In Touch some went so far as to trash her — and even threaten her life.
“They said, ‘You should die. You should be bricked to death,’ playing on my last name,” the 41-year-old Birmingham, England, native tells In Touch, four months after her April 2 article ran in the U.K. Daily Mail. “They attacked the way I look — my teeth, my breasts, everything.”
Samantha says a friend even got a call from a stranger claiming to be holding Samantha hostage. “It was surreal,” she says. “I felt violated.”
Although Samantha admits the attacks forced her to question, for the first time, just how pretty she really is, and even made her contemplate getting plastic surgery, she now has her self-confidence back — and has no regrets. “I still get e-mails from models, housewives and ordinary women,” she tells In Touch, “thanking me for telling their story.”
Obviously, death threats are always horrible and no one should condone them. I don’t really understand how someone could have read any of Brick’s essays and come away with “She should die.” Brick is just some crazy lady, spouting off her delusions into the world. What Glenn Beck is to politics, Samantha Brick is to feminism. Nonsensical, harmless, crazy.
Oh, and I found an answer to my own question – Samantha IS a celebrity now. She just joined the cast of the new season of the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother. That should be a treat for the UK. But how will Samantha’s French husband deal with her absence?
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Written by Kaiser
Posted in Samantha Brick
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