Now im not a big fan of this years’ primetime scapegoat for micky-taking brazilian, but i have to say he handled himself and cheryl situation with alot of decorum and dignity last night….unlike his geordie attacker.
Instead of Cheryl doing her JOB (you know, the actual thing she gets paid to do) and commenting on the performance ,she chose to confront Wagner regarding his recent quotes to a journalist.
she quipped ” i dont usually have anything constructive to say about you but this week you made some comments in the press about me coming from a council estate, if i could give you any advice it would be to say dont focus on how lucky i am, focus on how lucky YOU are to still be on that stage”
now its not about what she said that bothers me intensely its the way in which she said it, and the abuse of power and opertunity she undertook to make her point.
When given the chance to reply to the judges comments Wagner opted to speak directly to Cheryl and i feel he defended himself quite assertively yet very gentlemenly; “I said cheryl is a role model. i believe she grew up on a council estate and many people who live there dont believe they can achieve better, You did because you are incredibly talented , you are beautiful and have the manners of a princess” .He said
well i guess that last bit about manners is slightly debateable wagner and i think it was he who showed true manners last night not her. i can certainly assure of this, had it been me who was being bullied in front of millions of viewing public i might not have been quite so polite.
I actually found it to be highly rude, undignified and not to mention completely and utterly unprofessional of cheryl to onslaught a personal grievance with Wagner on live TV. Theres a time and a place darling and that cetainly wasnt the right one of either.
I’v always liked the girl i really have, i admire her ballsyness, her ambition, she’s hardworking and i do genuinely believe shes a warm and kind person deep down, Wagner is right that she is talented and beautiful, but to be fair he is also right when he said that she is infact, originally a girl from a council estate who got lucky!
Above and beyond all that though, Cheryl has a position of responsibilty. A responsibility to uphold a professional image at work (like we all do)
And as a so-called Celebrity , in the public eye, she has a position of responsibilty to her fans – the younger ones, especially the girls – they look up to her as a role model. what kind of impression does it give off when you publicly take a lamb to the slaughter like that.? is it really okay to speak to someone in such a demoralising way.?
I believe she had every intention of speaking her mind about the ‘alleged’ quotes, live on air, regardless of his performance……….. and that to me is completely out of order.
Well fairplay to Wagner for not rising to the flames and actually making her (physically) sit back, take in what he was saying and make her realise that perhaps she was alittle too sharp with her tongue.
Personally i saw it as categorical bullying on Cheryls part. It was clear she was eaten up by sheer disgust about what he had ‘apparently’ said, and she seemed determined to play the martre and put him in his place, yet only a few weeks previous she was the one telling us on the Piers Morgan show not to believe everything we read. Pure hipocracy if you ask me!
i dont know about you but i was taught to respect my elders not publicly flog them with humiliation.
Sometimes you can take the girl out of the council estate but it just goes to show you can never take the council estate out of the girl.