Samantha Brick Says Women are Cursed for Their Good Looks

    April 5, 2012
    Heather Campobello
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Samantha Brick, writer for the Daily Mail, wrote an article yesterday posing the question: Why do women hate me for being beautiful? Within 24 hours she received responses from over 4,500 people that were divided into two camps. Some thought that she was arrogant for proclaiming that she was beautiful while others felt she was reiterating the story of their life.

Brick says that she was setting herself up for some impolite feedback by writing the article, “but thought it was a taboo that needed shattering.”

The writer listed several experiences where men she had never met before bought champagne for her table, purchased her train ticket, and made other flattering gestures. But she claims that beauty has made her life harder in other ways.

Brick says that her good looks have threatened friends in the past, and out of fear that she would steal their husband, the friend would stop associating with her.

Apparently responses from her readers, mostly from females, were more ferocious than she anticipated: “I’ve been lambasted on Twitter. Dragons’ Den judge Duncan Bannatyne has asked if what I’ve written is ‘a joke’, DJ Lauren Laverne tweeted about me all day (none of it nice) and countless so-called comedians have written unprintable things about me.”

Here are some reactions on Twitter:

Samantha Brick.
Looks like she’s been hit in the face with a brick, more like. Delusional AND butters.(image) 2 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Just watched the Samantha Brick interview. @emmykennytv looked blumming gorge! And no, I don’t hate Emma. So point proven wrong Samantha!(image) 2 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I do think Samantha Brick is kinda right. Women do hate women who are prettier than them.(image) 2 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

samantha brick claims ‘women hate me because im beautiful’, she clearly hasn’t looked in the mirror recently. arrogant cow(image) 1 minute ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@RuthieeL @itvthismorning Ruth is a legend, Samantha Brick needs to stop with the ‘I’m so beautiful’ arrogance! #doessheliveinfrance(image) 3 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Another truly mega LOLs article: Like Samantha Brick, I have been hated for my good looks http://t.co/9mLp5QWE via @guardian(image) 5 minutes ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Someone take inspiration from Samantha Brick’s last name and sort that delusional bin bag of a woman out. Embarrassed herself hugely.(image) 6 minutes ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Samantha Brick? i’ve seen better looking dogs(image) 9 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

“Women are not nice to one another. They all stab each other in the backs” says Samantha Brick today. Keep digging dear http://t.co/mKF4bY3Y(image) 4 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

While she is hurt and disturbed by the reaction she feels it only proves her point that pretty women get a lot more flack due to jealousy issues. Or does it?

Are the extremely negative reactions flowing out of the public because they think she is arrogant. Is it okay to beautiful, but only if the individual never agrees that they are?

Do you think that women are bullied or snubbed by other women when they are particularly attractive? Send us your stories?

  • faith

    i think that she just wants to make a fuss about her name.of course she knows that this is a wrong way of saying that you feel you are pretty.she has the right to feel she is pretty..even if you are very pretty and everyone says to you you usually dont make these statements!!!haha..i am a psychologist,and i can see here a big narcissistic personality.and this is because she says “other women are jealous”.perhaps other women see she is conceited thats why they are “angry” not “jealous”..i havent heard monica belluci or cindy crawford saying these words about women.perhaps SHE IS JEALOUS OF OTHER WOMEN AND WANTS TO BECOME THE CENTER OF THEIR ATTENTION.WE ALL HAVE SEEN PRETTIER WOMEN THAN HER!!

  • Bubbles

    Yes, I do. Not all women, not all the time, but being prettier (or, more broadly, more attractive to men) than they are can cause backstabbing and bitchiness. No doubt about it. Being pretty and SHY? You’re labelled a snob. Pretty and OUTGOING? You are full of yourself or A FLIRT. Pretty and intelligent? You’re sleeping with the boss. As I say. Not all the time, not all women. Maybe it is not about being beautiful – maybe your girlfriend does not see you as more attractive than she is – but when you go out together and you get all the attention; the fit hits the shan.

  • Cray

    I agree with Brick’s article but find it odd that she gets such over-the-top special treatment from men. People often tell me that I’m pretty or beautiful, but in no way does that get me out of my bar tab on a night out! So I found that part hard to believe.
    But I do think that some girls, not all, but some are more catty and judgmental to women who are generally better looking, especially if they’re more better looking than them.
    I’ve been snubbed by girls, talked about, bullied, and when it all came down to it, it was partially from the way I looked. I’ve had men who are married hit on me, or oggle me, and I in no way encourage this. I’m not a flirty, or an extremly outgoing person but I’m personable and some men do take this the wrong way.
    I’ve even been subject to sexual harrassment before, an experience I don’t wish on any woman, ‘good looking’ or not.
    I’ve been told that girls talk about me behind my back, saying things like: She only cares about herself, or my personal “favourite” She thinks she’s so good. It’s mean and hurtful but I don’t think I’ve ever been hindered by it quite as much as Brick leads on in her article. Her case is pretty extreme, which leads me to doubt her story, perhaps she embellished it a bit for added drama/entertainment.
    I don’t think that she deserves the personal attacks on her looks, that’s uncalled for and just plain mean and hurtful.
    She didn’t come across as arrogant to me, and I agree that discrimination based on physical ‘good’ looks is a taboo subject that people generally don’t talk about.
    My consensus is SOME women do discriminate to a certain extent based on looks and comparing themselves to other ‘good looking’ women. I’ve had some women not even give me a chance based solely off of how I look, either intimidated or they assume I must be full of myself. This is such a hard subject to talk about because if you say you think you’re pretty, most people automatically call you arrogant and conceited, and yet this slight discrimination does happen.
    I agree with Brick when she was talking about the couples issue. I’ve found it particularly difficult to hang out with SOME couples, again, not all, but a majority, the husband/boyfriend either pays too much attention to me, or the wife/girlfriend feels threatened, to the point where I have to stop hanging out with them because I feel uncomfortable, or they stop communicating and trying to hang out with me altogther.
    Brick’s story has a ring of truth to it and I think that’s why people are so fired up about it.

  • Bec

    dog fancier