I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE OUTRAGE ABOUT PICTURES OF HRH KATE OF MIDDLETON IN A BIKINI. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN?

Er. Um.

Tell me this, please.

Someone! Why is it worse to take photos of HRH The Duchess of Middleton frolicking in the sea, in her bikini, than it is to take pictures of any other celeb?

There has massive outrage and threats of court action against any magazine printing these snatched images of her “baby bump.”

William HQ / Buckingham palace is “outraged.”

(Gosh. They’re always bloody outraged these days.)

But something is not quite fair:

We hear the roars of that outrage from media outlets who gaily print images of pretty much everyone else on the very same page they report it.  (Er. That would be YOU, Daily Mail.)

I (and I suspect that this will not be a popular POV,) think she should be treated the same as every other celeb: She’s The Primo Ultimo Celeb, after all.

Not a saint.

Not a victim.

Not a child.

Not a person who didn’t ask for the attention.

Of course, we can all agree that tabloid intrusion into celebrities lives is NOT A GOOD THING but, that being a fact of life, why should every other “star” on the planet be fair game and this particular one, not be?

Do any of us, truly believe that the Royals deserve any different treatment than any other very rich, powerful and privileged people?

I don’t.

I’m sorry. I’ve got no time for all this serf-like deference, this crawling forelock-tugging.

Just because she married someone who was just born into it … she’s still not better than anyone else.

In a dream world of course, we could leave the celebs to frolic on the sands of their expensive resorts (in her case paid for by the UK tax payer,) in blissful privacy. (I live for the day when none of us are interested in any of them, myself included.)

It would be nice to  starve the lot of us out … perhaps we could find some other entertainment.

But if that’s not to happen?

Publish away.

 

 

5 Responses to I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE OUTRAGE ABOUT PICTURES OF HRH KATE OF MIDDLETON IN A BIKINI. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN?

  1. Vanessa February 13, 2013 at 12:59 #

    Hear, hear! Couldn’t agree with you more!

  2. Jane February 13, 2013 at 14:33 #

    Well said HV… agree 100%

  3. Melissa February 13, 2013 at 14:58 #

    Because she is not a ‘celeb’ she is a duchess at the end of the day and they have completely different responsibilities than ‘celebs’ do. They are not out there promoting new films or the latest music single, they are in place to help charities and support organisations and be patrons etc. Therefore its a different kettle of fish. The whole essence of the British monarchy is that we don’t know every single little detail about them that is what sustains the magic. They’re not the Kardashians yano….

  4. Sean Badenhorst February 14, 2013 at 11:54 #

    “I’ve got no time for all this serf-like deference, this crawling forelock-tugging.” What a line!

  5. Mimi February 14, 2013 at 15:39 #

    Jesus what is going on with her hair? (She says, continuing the cycle of shallow interest in celebs and thus paparazzi harassment).

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