Samantha Brick in another 'ugly' row
Samantha Brick, who claimed "women hate me for being beautiful", has risked further vitriol by saying BBC presenter Mary Beard "is too ugly for TV".
Ms Brick, a 41-year-old journalist, provoked anger among women and disbelief among men with an article entitled "there are downsides to looking this pretty".
However, the furore appears not have dented her appetite for controversy as she has now waded into the row between Beard and the TV critic A.A. Gill.
Writing in the Daily Mail, she said: "When the acid-tongued TV critic A.A. Gill wrote a highly uncomplimentary review recently suggesting TV presenter Mary Beard should be kept away from the cameras because of the way she looks, I can't say I was entirely surprised.
"While there is no denying that Ms Beard is a supremely intelligent and fiercely ambitious woman, there is absolutely no chance of her becoming a successful broadcaster in prime-time slots on flagship TV channels. The plain truth is that Ms Beard is too ugly for TV."
She went on to add: "The greatest tragedy isn't Ms Beard's wild hair, ungainly posture or make-up free face: it's the fact that the BBC didn't offer her guidance on her appearance in the first place."
The remarks drew renewed criticism of the former television producer on the newspaper's website, with many describing Brick as "delusional" and "hypocritical".
One reader commented: "Samantha Brick you are right, some women are too ugly for TV, but the ugliness is the type displayed by you."
what do you think?
I saw the title for this story and thought it was about Alex Ferguson claiming Mancini was badgering ref's
I actually think the two of them are remarkably similar in appearance and, if the Brick woman was a bit older, they would look like twins. If Brick thinks she is beautiful, she should certainly invest in a new mirror.
and would you say, for example, David Starky has a hot bod? I mean really, this chicks attitudes are so mysogynistc! I'm suprised she hasnt willingly sequestered herself to the kitchen!
It's the Brick women that is ugly in her brain. Wish I had the brains that Mary has and such a nice lady to listen too. Whats the matter with this Brick woman.
Ms Brick only 41? I think the scrawnyness of her neck tells another story
at least Mary Beard has passion and personality. most of the people who are probably in her opinion pretty enough are unfeasibly dull. end of
Average looking woman is average. She's just trying not to fade into obscurity because her apparent looks didn't get her anywhere.
In deriding Mary Beard me thinks A A Gill and Samantha Brick are revealing a lot about their shortcomings.
Women(men) are not "ugly", each person has something taht another may find attractive, once you get to know that person then you find out how beautiful they are or "ugly" which from her comments is what Ms Brick has shown herself to be, whereas Ms Beard comes accross as charming and personable. Learn something Ms Brick.
Sorry which one is which, both look similar to me, just one is a bit older!
Glad it's not just me who noticed that. As for Samantha Brick, she's nothing special in my opinion.
Brick woman has got a screw loose.
I think it's disgusting, also Samantha Brick is not pretty! Women probably hate her for being nasty, not for being "Beautiful" I think Mary Beard IS pretty, however, she looks wise and kind and pleasant.
Beauty is as Beauty does and that woman comes across as a bit of a b*****. I have a feeling it's not her looks that people don't like but her attitude and she should stop blaming them and look a bit closer to home.
Beauty and attractivness of an individual goes far beyond the physical appearance unless of course you are extremely shallow As a minger myself I have to say that
Disgusting Brick woman, does she not realise Beauty on the inside is much more important than on the outside.
I'd like to buy one of those magic mirrors Brisk has.