Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lauren Scruggs And Her Family Speak One Year After Accident Took Her Arm

25 comments:

Mango said...

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Jules_345 said...

This was the model who got in the way of the helicopter blade? So sad but she seems to be doing well, all things considered.

Jessica said...

I'm sorry but book writing and publicity tours because you stupidly walked into a propeller blade and lost your eye and arm is just ridiculous. This story is (also) from the Daily Mail, and it talks about how she now says "we are not defined by our appearance" - this coming from a woman who chose a job judging appearances. Just over it. Sorry about your accident, now go away.

Syko said...

Wow, we are just full of empathy today, aren't we?

Ashlea said...

She was on Katie Courics show and she just came off very annoying to me. We have vets, soldiers, Marines and emergency service people who put their lives on the line everyday and are injured much more severely than her and they don't make a fuss about it. I'm sorry she was disfigured but she needs to give it a rest.

Ashlea said...

Syko i feel bad for her but again as Jessica said she walked into a blade. The only reason people give it so much attention is because she's a pretty white girl. I am personally much more interested in the girl who lost all or almost all her hands and feet after getting a flesh eating virus. She still wants to finish college abd continue tp help disadvantaged people.

Kewi said...

I agree with Jessica and Ashlea. This girl made a careless mistake and she's lucky to be alive. No sense in milking it.

Cheryl said...

The DM has done several stories on her and it is true; the slant is always "what a shame this pretty white girl has been disfigured and isn't her recovery just amazing?"

I would have more respect for her if she was devoting her life to helping other people with injuries, but she seems to make it all about herself.

I'm sure that she has been through quite an ordeal, but I agree with the others, stop milking it.

rhinovodka said...

wow, I don't get the hate. The accident was not completely her fault, the pilot was as much(if not more) at fault as she was. She's lucky to be alive, maybe she will do some good with her life still. If you want to blame anyone, blame the media for milking this, not her.

mikey said...

We all saw the book and tour coming. As you said ^^, she walked into the plane propeller on her own. I'm not feeling very sympathetic toward her, she's trying to make money off her situation.

Cheryl said...

@Ashlea-Damn straight! I am a proud Army wife and I live on post at Fort Hood. That girl could stand to learn a bit about courage and humility.

Jules_345 said...

While I would never support her by buying her book, and I don't sympathize with her inability to be a model, I do feel bad for anyone that was in a tragic accident such as this. Should she be getting this much attention? No but I am glad to head she is physically and mentally ok.

Kewi said...

@rhino- I don't know if stories have changed but supposedly the pilot tried to stop her but she couldn't hear him. The media didn't write her book or do her interviews for her. Maybe her family pressured her into it but the media giving her coverage is their job. Not picking at anyone, just saying.

CraftyGirl said...

Pretty, rich white girl syndrome.

Jennifer H. said...

Such meanness today! I blame her accident on the pilot. They are supposed to stop the propellers before allowing passengers to disembark. There is some safety protocol here and he didn't follow it. It was dark and passengers don't always know where they are in relation to the propeller. When it's spinning, in the dark, you can't see it.

I feel sympathy for her as I would for anyone going through life, being hurt and disfigured so sudddenly. Why shouldn't she write a book about it? And why shouldn't she promote that book?



jax said...

Here's a thought:

Compassion. Who gives a fuck who's fault it is?

Honestly, the bad mood Mollys on this site need to get laid or something.

misspeg86 said...

@Ashlea - I have sympathy for this girl but it's definitely wearing thin the more I hear about her. Out of all the comments posted, I would have to agree with yours the most.

Syko said...

Thank you, Jax, rhinovodka and others. I'm tired of everyone on this site being assholes. Even if this girl deliberately walked into the propeller, she deserves a little consideration for the pain she's gone through and the changes to her way of life caused by the accident. How about a little human kindness for a change?

ClaireFrasier said...

Y'all know why people are downing her, right?

Because it *has* to be her fault, she has to be to blame, and so she should just go hide away forever, and never talk about the life-changing experience.

Because, if it was just a Dumb F***ing accident.... then it could happen to ANYONE. and then no one would be safe.

Welcome to trying to ward off evil, 2012 style.

Yes, this annoys me...

Mooshki said...

Preach it, sisters! ♥

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

There's a beauty/style show called "Mirror Mirror" that she did a segment for, before the accident. It was kinda neat seeing her in something, before the accident. They added in a bit before it, saying what happened and it was one of the last things she did before it, and they wish her a speedy recovery.

Also... it's goofy to put her down for telling her story. If you answer questions an interviewer asks you about you, that isn't the same as being conceited or whatever. And it's even worse to have no sympathy because she walked into it. If you run a red light, hit some car and you sustain the injuries, should your family be all "you deserve it!"? Hell no!

mikey said...

She's not the first person to have a tragic life changing event/accident. Her story is - simplified version - model has accident. I'm glad she's doing well.

hothotheat said...

I'd feel sympathy for her if she weren't a model and was unattractive before the accident but do you think she'd be given the same amount of media coverage? I don't.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Hothotheat - Probably not, but she was already on TV here and there. Plus, being a model, an accident like this would likely end her career. If a piano virtuoso lost his hands, a composer went deaf, a brilliant scientist contracted something that kills the brain, it would be a similar scenario, and maybe a similar human interest story.

But it is true, when tragedy hits someone attractive, media jumps on more than they would have. Like the "missing white woman syndrome" I've mentioned here before, how that's actually a thing. If a person of color, a male, someone unattractive, or from a a troubled home goes missing, the local media devote maybe two minutes in a few broadcasts, but not much more. Sad.