Saturday, 24 July 2010

Britain’s Got Talent vs. British heroes

I’ve been in France – hence the lack of blog postings for a while. I got back to see these two items in the news. One was about a woman, Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai, who claimed she had been humiliated by Simon Cowell and was suing him for £2.5 million for the distress she suffered as a result of his comments about her on the show. I saw a clip of Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai ‘singing’ and it was awful (although there is another clip of her on YouTube in which her singing is a lot better). Everyone knows that Simon Cowell is very forthright with his opinions, but demanding compensation of £2.5 million for what was a truthful opinion, is in my opinion, barmy.

Contrast her ridiculous demands with the treatment of brave soldier Aron Shelton by the benefits agency. He lost his £180 p.m. mobility allowance after honestly stating on his claim form that he could walk 400 metres with his prosthetic leg. That is, on a good day. He is in constant pain and the effort leaves him wiped out. He saw his friend killed in action and has clearly suffered a great deal to help his country. I hope that he gets his mobility benefit back, as he clearly needs it.

As for the operatic prima donna- I hope her extortionate claim is laughed out of court.

Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai - Britains Got Talent 2009 Ep 5
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1 comment:

MrsF said...

This woman should be ashamed of herself. I have no sympathy whatsoever. She willingly agreed to go in front of a panel of judges to receive their comments on her singing voice. She should have anticipated these comments may have been good as well as bad and that the whole series is for public entertainment, not massaging the egos of substandard warblers. To bring in her disability and claim she was discriminated against is disgusting.