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

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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