Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dear Samantha Brick,

Your views horrify and anger me.  Why the Daily Mail continue to publish your insane, ill-informed and soul-destroying articles I do not know.

It troubles me how your life revolves about being slim. Your notion that "any self respecting woman wants to be thin" is ridiculous. Any self respecting woman wants to happy, healthy and confident in her own, unique image. The sole sign of a woman's achievements can be seen on her face, in her smile, an not measured on her waistline.

It also troubles me that your life seems to revolve around catching yourself a shallow and abusive man. When you "fainted with hunger once, a minor hitch eclipsed by the fact that [you were] being asked out of lots of dates" should ring alarm bells in anyone's mind. Maybe you were asked out on lots of dates by lots of different men because once they found out what lurked beneath your cold, skinny exterior was truly ugly and repulsive.

You talk about how you greeted your friend with "ice-cold contempt" when she bought you an expensive box of chocolates which you later threw in the bin. Be careful how you use that word 'friend', I doubt that she is any more. I imagine most people don't like you not due to your 'good looks' but because of your rudeness, arrogance and sheer ignorance.

We are all different shapes and sizes, it's in our genes, and you DO NOT have to be thin to be successful. Too many people undervalue what they are and overvalue what they are not. Creating a battle everyday and depriving yourself of the nutrients your body needs, not to mention the pleasure you can get from eating good food, is not the way to live your life. You don't need to be thin, you need drive, passion and determination. It is unfortunate that you have not grown out of the phase of believing being attractive has a direct correlation with being successful. 

Being thin isn't a substitute for being happy and confident. Your insecurities about your weight seem to stem from the fact that you say that you were overweight until you were 14. Consequently by developing what can only be described as a severe eating disorder you have been on a quest since then to become thinner and prettier than any of the (I assume) girls who used to bully you. 

Well I'm sorry Samantha Brick, this hasn't worked. You have turned into a bitter and twisted harpy, one of the bullies I imagined you so despised. The views you project onto young women are disgraceful and you should be ashamed of yourself. The only people I hold more in contempt than you are the people at the Daily Mail who irresponsibly give you a platform on which to air your insensitive and damaging views. 

Yours sincerely,

Sophie Lambert-Russell


  1. totally agree. Be careful though, she will think any response is due to hate cause shes so much prettier and thinner than everyone else - what a joke!

  2. I cannot believe she thought he lecturer was 'obviously jealous'! x

  3. I would rather be fat than have a job at the daily mail!

  4. Haha I love this!! Best response ever. You're right - she really is a bully! It's like a slap in the face for everyone that has ever fought an eating disorder or for anyone who has struggled to finally love and accept themselves regardless of their weight. I actually can't believe it was printed :/
    Saadiya x

  5. wait this isn't lovely at all! What a bitch! Thank god you gave her hell xx

  6. SO spot on. That article just made me despair for womankind. HOW in 2013 are people still thinking that this is the most important thing?! Baffling. xx