02nd Feb 2010
Tuesday // 4pm // 4 years ago
My first discovery…
So here i am, browsing the Internet googling Katie Price per usual and i come across a rather old news article, November 2003 be to exact. This was before i even knew Katie Price existed. And almost as soon as i start reading this i begin to laugh, Katie has always told her fans how one minute she gets good press, the other the world hate her! And it looks like I’ve found on here, i see…
’India Knight meets the country’s trashiest pin-up and argues that she is an unholy mix of feminism, men’s desires and ladette culture who tells us about the way we are’.
As a supporter of Katie Price, i know she exercises some of the post feminist views by the way she dresses, the way she acts and the way she has built her entire career on her body! i can already tell i am not going to like this article. Why is it the papers change their opinions of Katie Price on almost a daily basis? Cant these people make up their minds? I understand a lot of feminists won’t like the way Katie acts and the way she has made millions out of posing topless in men’s magazines. Feminists see believe that we are still living in a patriarchal society but majority of women don’t realise it because its the ‘norm’. They may feel that Katie is being used by men for their ’pleasure’ but she just doesn’t know it.
The article goes on about how Katie Price is ‘trashy’, has a ‘Freakish figure’ and is ‘seriously dirty’. They then turn to Katie Price as a ‘bad mother’ talking about her ‘party-loving ways’ whilst pregnant with the footballer Dwight Yorke’s child and how she had an affair with Gareth Gates whilst 4 months pregnant. Ok, ok maybe she does some bad things, but don’t we all? no body is perfect right? and because of her job, unfortunately her private life gets splashed all over the press on a daily basis. I’m sure if every one’s life was published in every magazine and newspaper then the public would find out some very awful things about people!
Oh wait… this article is really pushing it here! I cannot believe this was actually even published! How dare this newspaper say that Harvey’s (Katie’s first born son) blindness and health problems were inflicted by Katie! How can they say that! How could she possibly be responsible for giving Harvey septo-optic dysplasia! Even though i don’t know 100% what the condition is, i know its genetic! And had nothing to do with Katie and the way she lived her life! I don’t know how people can be so heartless and write this about her! At the end of the day she is human like the rest of us! I sometimes think to myself, surley her self confidence would fall because of all this bad press? I know that if people were writing cruel, untrue stories about my private life i would be devastated! She obviously has a very good strong family around her and help her through this. She must be very content in herself and with her life to keep her confidence on the up!
Hmm, this news article has decided to change its tune.
’It is another aspect of her extraordinary personality that it would be very hard to really upset Jordan. There’s nothing you can say — slag, unfit mother, orgiastic party girl — that hasn’t been said and that she can’t take in her stride.’
Surely they aren’t singing Katie’s praises now? God the press get me mad! Finally, an actual quote from Katie (I was wondering if they were actually going to have a quote from her or whether they were just going keep making things up!)
“You people [the press] have made me strong. I used to be this gullible young girl and cry and cry, and get stitched up — then I thought, ‘This is a load of old bollocks’. I have got a heart, but it’s private. Which is just as well because of the crap I’ve had to put up with.”
This just shows how strong she is and how she has created an emotional barrier between her and the press, so no matter what people say about her she just shrugs it off.
Now they’ve decided to start slagging Katie off again! Explaining how she put on an X-rated display on a table in a night club for her boyfriend which the press quoted
'I can’t actually write down a description because you’d choke on your cornflakes'.
Feminists would argue that women and men should be treated equally so why should Katie be victimised? Men don’t get victimised like women do. Post feminists would say that Katie has a right to dance on tables, it’s her body and she can choose how to use it. Katie obviously has very high self esteem as she is always happy to dance on tables in night clubs and be the centre of attention! She has obviously achieved her ideal self and she is obviously very comfortable with herself.But i don’t understand what’s wrong with her having high self esteem!? I wish i felt as confident about myself and she does! Women should envy her! I know that if i had her confidence i would love it! Women should celebrate confidence not bury it.
'scary Jordan on the one hand and sweet Katie on the other? “Not as much as I used to. I’m still me and I know who I am. Jordan is my job. Katie doesn’t sit at home in her sexy underwear, covered in make-up holding Harvey, like this,” she pouts grotesquely and then starts laughing. “I like to eat home food, chill on the sofa, eat chocolate biscuits, see my animals.”
Straight out of the horses mouth! What more do they want? Katie even tells us herself she isn’t the ‘slut’ that everyone says she is! She is just a normal down to earth girl who is just like everybody else apart from her job! (Which most girls would want!)
So, within just a couple of minutes Ive already found hundred’s of articles slating Katie Price. But why should everyone judge her? I’m interested to see what i find next time!