This is the third time I’m going to be writing about a young lady called Josie Cunningham.
Back in March I wrote about the fact that she had received a £4,800 breast enhancement operation on the NHS, and I defended her by stating that while there are more vital operations it was still helping improve the quality of life of a young woman who was clearly troubled and depressed by her lack of breasts. I even suggested that in the long term, and with astute career moves, Cunningham might have been able to pay more into the tax pot from her earnings as a glamour model and D-list celebrity.
However, earlier this month it appeared that it had not panned out for Miss Cunningham and she was planning to have the implants removed. Again, I tried to be sympathetic and discussed how this highlighted Cunningham’s insecurities, and how clearly she’d felt that her flat chest was the cause of her insecurities and lack of confidence, but that it appeared that these were underlying issues that had to do with more than her breasts.
But, with her third appearance in the news, Josie is starting to test my patience.
It appears, that not only she does want the implants to be removed, which I kinda get, but that she plans to sue the NHS for “emotional distress” and “clinical negligence”.
She’s declared that she feels that the operation was rushed through and that she never asked for her new 36DD bust;
I never asked for 36DD- I would have been happier with a B cup.
Hmm. Now, this seems to go against her earlier enthusiasm for the new boobs and expressions of a desire to be “the next Katie Price” which is a depressing ambition for anyone to have. Also, she’s previously thanked the NHS for it’s support and helping her gain confidence.
Her credibility takes even more of a kicking when you factor in that her own website makes reference to her having spent “5 years visiting doctors and psychologists”. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could argue that half a decade is rushing a process.
With all these statements in the public domain, it’s hard to imagine she’ll win her case, although you never know, but regardless of how the case goes, her recent statements have soured me on a young lady I had previously given the benefit of the doubt.
But with all my sympathy and attempts to understand her body image problems, her statement of “I’m going to take them for every penny” made me want to break something. “Them” is the NHS, the same organisation that is funded by all of our taxes and also helped Cunningham have her two kids, but yeah, feel free to fleece them.
She also states:
I want in excess of £10,000. Anything I can get over that is a bonus
Now let’s gloss over the fact she’s messed up on that statement (I assume she means at least 10k, or else that “bonus” comment makes no sense) that’s a ridiculous amount of money. That’s more than twice what the operation cost, and I find it hard to believe that much distress has been caused by the fault of the NHS.
I get that Cunningham isn’t happy with how the boob job panned out- her glamour model career appears to have stalled and she’s come under fire from the public and the media for the decision. Although, you could argue that she probably shouldn’t have taken the story to the Sun, because she clearly wasn’t going to get public support.
I don’t want to be nasty, but I’m not surprised that her glamour modelling career didn’t pan out. It takes more than just a set of boobs and the most successful tend to be extremely pretty (Lucy Pinder, Michelle Marsh, Lucy Vixen) or else trade on their own notoriety or larger than life personality (Jordan, Jodie Marsh). Josie was always coming in from a bad position, and would’ve needed to be pretty smart to overcome the negative publicity.
Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to have played her hand well at all and the offers don’t appear to have been flying in. It’s understandable that she feels uncomfortable with the new boobs, and as previously discussed I believe that Cunningham has some kind of body image problem, but this new lawsuit seems to highlight another aspect of her personality which appears to come through frequently in her interviews- a lack of consideration for the reaction of others bordering on selfishness.
It’s clear she’s attempting to have some kind of “F**k the haters!” attitude, common among celebrities, but you can’t help but feel that some of the negative feedback she’s getting is justified. Her statements constantly seem devoid of any self-awareness and it’s not hard to see why people are becoming incensed. Sure, I don’t agree with the cruel comments the trolls are sending her, but she doesn’t seem to have realized that she’d be better off keeping her head down and adopting a more humble attitude in her interviews.
I hope the case comes to nothing and that Cunningham manages to get some good advice or sort herself out a bit. She’s clearly an insecure person and perhaps would do better out of the public eye, as I doubt any of this coverage is doing wonders for her self esteem, which doesn’t seem to be in the best shape.
Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.