Samantha Armytage finally addresses those “bimbo” comments
Next up in the ring, it's Samantha Armytage vs. the columnist who called her a bimbo.
Last week we were treated to what will likely go down in history as one of the cringiest breakfast show segments in Australian TV history. There was a tacky wig, an awkward celebrity (Kristin Davis) and a please-stop-reading-now-no-really-please-stop script involved, and the result was a straight-up trainwreck.
If you haven't already seen it, you're welcome.
Cringe, cringe, cringe. And the cringe-y saga continued this weekend when a columnist wrote a piece titled How the bimbos of breakfast TV disgraced themselves and feminism, targeted at "Armytage & Co.".
"But seriously, what on earth is going on in Samantha Armytage's head? Not much it would seem, given the pitiful episode she and her gal pals put actress Kristin Davis through on Sunrise on Thursday. It was gender-cringe TV at its worst."
But Sam wasn't going to take it lying down. On Monday, the presenter published her own column, and it is biting.
"Feminism means different things to different people. To me, it has always been about empowering and supporting other women. Whatever your interpretation, it does not provide a license to attack — personally and professionally — another woman. To use petty barbs such as “bimbo”, “dumb”, “ditzy”, “daft” to prove a point, does not make you a feminist. It makes you a bully."
So Sam's a "bimbo", the SMH columnist's a "bully" - we're thinking the girls should just leave things at that, and call it a day before someone gets hurt.