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Critics silenced as stars flock to Katy’s Bebo tribute page


Katy French continues to fight for her life in hospital

Katy French continues to fight for her life in hospital

SUPPORT: Katy with model pal Michelle McGrath

SUPPORT: Katy with model pal Michelle McGrath


Katy French continues to fight for her life in hospital

A high-profile beauty website which hosted negative comments about model Katy French is offline.

Just one day after the Evening Herald revealed some of the comments posted by bloggers on the website, it went offline.

Fans of the popular website are now greeted with a message from its creators explaining that it has been shut down due to a dispute between them and their hosting company.

Meanwhile, close friends have created a Bebo tribute page where friends, fans and colleagues can extend their best wishes and prayers.

Messages of support have been flooding on to the picture laden site including from Katy's fellow Assets beauties such as Jenny Lee Masterson, Michelle McGrath and top Irish photographer Lili Forberg.

“Get well soon babe!! Know u can pull through this Ur a fighter.... All my prayer's and thought's are with you and ur family... All my Love Shellxxxxxx,” wrote Ms McGrath.

Fellow model Luiza wrote: “My thoughts and prayers are with katie and her family, i always thought she was a stunning, lovely down to earth girl.....xxxxxxxxxx”.

The touching tributes are fronted by an article written by Evening Herald journalist Melanie Finn.

Meanwhile, as recently as one month ago, French was forced to defend herself on the now-shut website in a bid to silence her critics and attempted to enlighten people about the difficulties facing models and the realities of her industry.

Dozens of anonymous bloggers referred to the stunning Assets beauty as “ugly” and a “non-entity”, with one particularly bitter person questioning whether she had undergone a frontal lobotomy.

“Or maybe there was nothing there to remove in the first place,” said the blogger.

Another user, masquerading under the pseudonym Lavajonation, discussed the promotional modelling industry.

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“I suppose it's as close to catwalk modelling as glamour modelling is!

“I guess they are glamour models, except that they don't quite take all their clothes off and you don't need to be goodlooking for that because no one looks at your face, right???,” said the poster.

Courageous Ms French (24) bravely challenged her critics on the site in October. “I can understand how the rest of you might not see it as it is swamped by the tabloid image of me, that yes, I do have a part in orchestrating,” she admitted.

“If I or any other Irish model were to wait for an editorial in Vogue I probably wouldn't be chatting to you know (sic) as I wouldn't be able to afford the phone bill,” she added.

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