People love to hate. Celebrities, even more. And fictional characters, even more. True, some people are just asking for it (see Justin Beiber). But there are some who don’t deserve it. Oh I don’t know..like fictional characters?
Unlike in the US & A, Sex and the city wasn’t that big here. It used to be aired at some godforsaken hour at the middle of the night where only a seldom few got to watch it. I was one of the seldom few.
Personally, I have always liked Carrie and the show. It was the ultimate chick show loved by millions and millions of women because these four women represented what women want, how they are and what they like. We all loved it at some point in our lives, even if you’re too cool to admit it.
I came across an article on Elle titled “How I learned Carrie Bradshaw was full of shit“. The person who wrote it is an Editor at Elle. She talks about how at a time she believed she was a real life Carrie but soon grew up to hate her. And it just wasn’t her; there was a whole list of articles in the internet, hating on Carrie. I was surprised. No, really.
I thought women in New York and generally, US & A worship her
Apparently, I was living in an illusion.
So I read those articles hoping to wake up from the Carrie-trance I was in, because obviously she was absolutely the worst. I was let down, however, since all of them listed more or less the same reasons.
Carrie’s fashion sense isn’t all that
*crosses hands behind her, looks down and traces circles with her feet*
I had to hand this to the haters. She may know fashion brands and maybe able to name all of them before I can say snapchat but not all her looks were appealing. Some even just horrifying.
Okay, so how do I put this without you all hating me? Realistically, you have to be a bit selfish. In relationships, at work, just a tad bit, just a pinch.
And you know, you have to ask yourself would you have liked her had she been selfless and over the top forgiving nun? No. The very same you would have hated her for being a sappy bitch.
Her life revolves around men
And that she’s desperate for love.
Yes, I have never heard of a woman who desperately seeks her prince charming. *rolls eyes*
No matter how famous or successful you get, you always need that one person. Someone you love and someone who loves you back. Someone to wake up to and someone to go to bed with.
Some girls are the needy type. They need a man to complete them. But what do you expect? The girl had a big LOVE sign in her fucking apartment.
Maybe she should have cut down a bit on the love love love talk.
Carrie cheated on Big
Cheating is unforgivable. But if Big forgave her, so should we. Also, we have all made mistakes that we aren’t proud of. Should we really be judged by that one mistake? I wouldn’t like to be judged by the choice of my first boyfriend.
Carrie is irresponsible with money
This may come as a surprise to you, but not all women are good with money. In fact, some of them would splurge all of it on clothes instead of necessities without thinking twice. Hence, the term SHOPAHOLIC.
And speaking of shopaholics, I didn’t hear you criticise Isla Fischer. So you don’t really have a problem with shopaholics, just Carrie being Carrie.
She forced Big to commit when he wasn’t ready to
Yes, she forced him. Like. Most. Women. Do. Because he was a stubborn ass. Like. Most. Men. Are. Is it really the first time you have witnessed such a scenario?
Don’t judge, we have all been there. Remember the guy you were so in love with you would have ran away from home had he asked you to? Remember that kind of love where you so desperately need someone like a gulp of oxygen? Love was like that for her. And like every normal girl, she wanted her man to make a commitment to her. Every girl wants her own Bradley Cooper. What’s so irritating about that?
I don’t find her irritating at all. In fact, I think it’s remarkable that she easily admits her flaws and weakness when most of us won’t have the courage to do so. Her love life maybe a bit dramatic for you but honey, they weren’t going to get ratings had they swapped her love life with yours. Or mine. Her characteristics come of as being a bit too exaggerated but that’s okay. You know, since she’s a fictional character? Created for entertainment?
In the end all I can say is, don’t write stupid articles in magazines with a viewership of millions about how much you hate your childhood idol. Just comes of as a childish whine.
She’s a fictional character, for God’s sake. You can do so much better.
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