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Loose Women annoyed over ageism in TV
Loose Women's Carol McGiffin, Lisa Maxwell and Andrea McLean
Carol McGiffin, Lisa Maxwell and Andrea McLean were busy promoting Christmas With The Loose Women, their forthcoming release, when I went along to meet them.
The Loose Women were as frank and honest with their views in real life as they are on their show, especially on the topic of ageism in TV, featured in the video below.
In addition to DVD-talk, I asked the ladies about the so-called 'cougar phenomenon', X Factor and more. In this first snippet of my time with the Loose Women, they talk about a subject close to their hearts; ageism in TV.
Carol McGiffin: "There isn't another show on British television like it. Because women do tend to get retired."
Lisa Maxwell: "It's character and experience on their faces and it's just wrinkles on ours."
Carol McGiffin: "Men can die on screen, they'll be so old and nobody cares!"
Andrea McClean: "There are so few programmes out there with women over 40."
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Completely agree with C Batty. For some reason, a clutch of decrepit harridans moaning about men while pawing over their male 'guests' is deemed acceptable. No TV station in it's right mind would dare contemplate screening a male version!
Even more irritating is that Carol McGiffin, ranting on like some kind of oracle regarding every piece of vacuous b*****ks that spews from her sanctimonious gob, while the studio audience honk and clap like seals at feeding time. She's made the front cover of a handful of bottom-of-the-gene-pool gossip mags and now seems to see herself as some kind of authority on glamour, with a face that dangles off the front of her skull like an overheated scrotum.
Not my idea of lunchtime television.
FAWZIA ANSARI a REAL SCOTTISH NAME ISN'T IT..
Well lady WE HAVE TO PAY THE SAME TV.LICENCE FEE AS YOU DO...this means we are also entitled to OUR VIEW.I put talent above age and this programme is NOT about talent.
iT IS WRONGLY titled should be GABBING women .The fact that ITV show it at all is an insult to the intellegence of the viewers that watch it. ( exception made in your case).
HOWEVER compaired to ITV and Scottish TV watching paint dry is SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT, And we all know how DIRE that is.
As for doing some work HOW do you think the TV got paid for? Who pays the Licence Fee,
Who works for the mortgage that keeps a roof over your head.?After all this are we not entitled to watch QUALITY on the TV we purchased ?
You got to half the medication your on Lady and smell the coffee..who fund your TV service if you don't ?
Looks, clothes - we all judge each other on superficial qualities, both men and women. I hate Loose Women because all they do is talk about themselves and their families as if they are Gods Gift. Mindless gossip and babble without a proper thought behind it. I agree with you, Carol, about Denise. Yukkk! Now there's a judgement.
Despite advancing years, the Loose Women want to appear like silly teenage girls on the whole, fawning on men, talking about boozing etc. Why emulate the younger generation in all its' bad habits? Fine for the young, but begins to look a bit sad approaching middle age. Its as if it is wrong to act your age? And by that, I don't mean like someone who has given up but someone who can make better judgements and choices based on experience and knowlege.
The Loose Women are often proud of their silly and teenage like behaviour and then moan about ageism. Well, no doubt they have all the botox and facelifts etc to make them look younger, so aren't they buying in to the whole thing? Unfortunately, their taste and experience has not developed over the years.
I managed to get to 50 before Miss was replaced by Madam. So many good things about being older but you don't realise it until you get there. The Youth Culture mentality in this country has really become pathetic. In Germany they see old as 80, in Britain 40 and in London 35. No wonder we're in such a mess. All that patience and experience wasted.
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