Parkie on Goody: Wasn’t She “The Most Hated Woman in Britain”?

British TV legend Sir Michael Parkinson pulls no punches: “What bothers me is that the media first of all recommended we hate Jade Goody.

“‘A slapper with a face like a pig’; ‘the most hated woman in Britain’, remember? And shortly thereafter tried to persuade us to celebrate her.”

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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