Thursday 14 December 2017

The Sharon saga shows that we still judge a woman by her looks, not talent

Sharon Ni Bheolain complained of ‘lowlifes’ taking pictures of her.
Sharon Ni Bheolain complained of ‘lowlifes’ taking pictures of her.
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

On 'Liveline' yesterday, Sharon Ni Bheolain was scathing about "lowlifes hiding in a car on my street" taking surreptitious pictures of her over the weekend and the "rags" that published the offending images.

Billed as being the first photographs of the journalist appearing in public since the arrest of her alleged stalker last week, a number of tabloids couched their coverage in faux concern yet were scathing of her appearance.

For instance, one tartly noted that she "managed to have a full face of make-up despite being dressed in tartan pyjamas" and, in an editorial comment, said she looked like "a dog's dinner".

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