According to Herald Sun opinion writer Susie O’Brien, if you go on a television show where your dancing skills will be judged and you get upset when people say mean things about your body and your husband, then you’re just being “precious”: If you want attention Brynne, cop it sweet:
BUSTY Brynne and husband Geoffrey Edelsten shouldn’t get precious about comments made about them on Channel 7’s Dancing with the Stars.
Actually, they should get mad. Only someone who doesn’t think too deeply about their words and actions would believe it’s ok to make snide, irrelevant comments in a public forum like that. No doubt Sonia Kruger thought she was being witty by referring to Geoffrey as Brynne’s dad, but it just makes her look small and mean.
I am not trying to be nasty, but it’s hard to complain about people making comments about your, ummm, assets when you put them so prominently on display. In case you missed the show, Brynne’s huge boobs were barely contained by a handful of orange and red mirror-ball sequins.
So what? Haven’t you seen boobs before? And Brynne has been in the public eye for how many years now, and you’re still going on and on and on about her boobs? I think it’s time to get over it. It’s not like we’ve never seen big boobs before.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not saying Brynne deserves to be harassed or abused on the basis of her skimpy attire. Women should be able to wear what they like and be safe from physical harm.
Actually, you are saying that. You are saying she deserves to cop nasty comments because of the way she looks and the clothes she chooses to wear. In other words, that she “deserves to be harassed or abused on the basis of her skimpy attire”. Which is it, Susie O’Brien, that you don’t think about the words you use, or you believe that women are to blame for someone else’s actions?
But I do think that good-natured ribbing about everything from her steps to her chest is part of the Dancing deal.
At the beginning of the piece you called them “pretty mean comments”, but now they’re just a bit of fun? Also, good-natured only applies if both parties are having a laugh. When one party is being mean to the other, it isn’t good-natured at all.
And the same goes for comments made about Brynne’s husband.
Geoffrey is not only old enough to be her father, but almost her grandfather. You can get doctors to remove face lines, and dye your hair, but you can’t change the basic fact of a 40-year age gap.
So what? How is this a) any of your business, and b) relevant to Brynne’s dancing skills on a tv show?
That’s absurd — if you put yourself out there on a show like Dancing, you have to cop any fair criticism that comes your way.
Yes, fair criticism. Making nasty comments about her husband and her body is not fair, nor is it relevant to her dancing performance.
Let’s not forget that Brynne has consistently courted media and public attention with her often tasteless and risque outfits.
Taste is a personal judgement. Just because you don’t happen to like what someone is wearing, doesn’t make it universally tasteless.
She may be happily married and live a conventional life, but she dresses like a Vegas showgirl determined to pull in the biggest tips.
Again, so what?
The fact Brynne appears in public like this suggests she agrees with McKenney that her boobs are one of her biggest assets. So she should be ecstatic with her debut on Dancing.
So Brynne, work on your steps, enjoy the attention, and have a good time. And tell your dad — oops, I mean husband — to lighten up.
Oh, I get it, you think you’re being clever and funny. You’re not. It’s just mean and shallow.
Update: One of the judges, Todd McKenney, has defended being an arsehole by being even more of an arsehole: Bombshell Brynne ‘asking for it’: judges stand firm on ‘elephants in the room’. He called her breasts “elephants” and by some flawed logic said that because Brynne has “set herself up as a bombshell” then it’s ok for him and the other judge, Josh Horner, to say nasty things about her. What a horrible little man.