Last week, Liz Jones (yes, who??) launched a 1000 word offensive at Holly Willoughby and her ‘dewy’, make-up free face. Amongst an assortment of equally demoralising insults, including labelling Holly a ‘drag queen’, Liz said Holly’s decision to post a photograph of her fresh-faced gorgeousness on Twitter was ‘anti-feminist’.
Liz, do you even know what you are talking about?
She believes that by going bare-faced, Holly is saying to the rest of the world that she’s ‘too busy to wear make-up at home’. Er, aren’t we all? The Daily Mail columnist accuses her of lying about the amount of enhancement (eyelash dye, hair extensions and fake tan) she’s used in the photo, and kindly publishes a photograph of her own ‘morning face’. (Thanks for that, Liz.)
Holly responded by saying: 'Strangely, because it was her, it didn't bother me so much, if my mum said that to me, I'd be devastated but if you don't have an awful lot of respect for somebody in the first place, then it's hard to get upset about it. It's almost to be expected from her.'
'Goodness know what's going on in her head, eh? I'm not sure I even want to find out!'
Perfectly put Holls!
Holly said that she was pleased to have friends like Philip Schofield (who tweeted ‘I swear there can be no greater force against all womankind than Liz Jones. She is inconsistent, bitter, nasty and unhinged’ following the columnists’ outburst) as well as the the public behind her.
'The beauty of Twitter is that it's people's opinions so you can't only expect the nice ones. It's great to have feedback on both sides and if you don't like it, don't read it. I'm actually quite lucky because most people are nice to me on Twitter and if there's anything that's nasty, I just scroll past.'
It's fair to say that Liz Jones likes a good rant and she's known for her matter of fact journalism style but she's gone a bit too far this time in my opinion. Holly Willoughby is a beautiful, talented woman who is not afraid to be the brunt of a joke or two a la Celeb Juice. And other than being utterly envious of her morning beauty I don't see what else can be said of her twit pic.
Perhaps Liz was angling for a bit of much needed exposure and if so it worked for her, just a shame she couldn't have got it for positive journalism skills rather than vicious sniping.
Team Holls all the way :0)