Well, this is just one of those little vents having read more nasty stuff about Susan Boyle than I care to over the past few days.
Firstly, I can’t understand why people are being so mean about her. It’s the mean things (mostly) young people say that will have impacted on her and caused this breakdown.
All this is so unnecessary and cruel – and dare I say un-English? There was a time our sense of fair play would not have allowed this. How have we become such a society of jealous bullies?
What we see constantly is the dark side of democratising communication and “news” on the internet. For instance, on Twitter there is a constant barage of nasty – no, sorry, extremely hateful – “jokes” about her appearance and “I f****** hate her”s Why? What harm has she done to them – to you – to anyone in fact? The really scary thing is that we have a generation or two of young people who think hating someone because they are different, older and have eyebrows is OK. Come back Adolf all is forgiven and you will get a big welcome here in the UK!
Secondly, I think there is much more to this than meets the eye. She threatened the monopoly of the charts by the young, rich, connected and beautiful who – like wolves – are fearful and intolerant of weaknesses and differences. “Stars” like Lily Allen rallied their fans to protect themselves from incursion on their territory.
Thirdly, I am seriously waiting for the “Blue Peter” style revelations about the voting…. Then the proverbial will REALLY hit the fan!

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