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Do Kate McCann's looks make her an unsympathetic figure?
According to her mother, they do. Kate McCann's mother, Susan Healy spoke out against the media's portrayal of her daughter as being cold and controlling. Essentially Susan said if Kate were heavier and had bigger boobs people would feel sorrier for her because she would be more mother-like.
What a crock. I'm sorry but I'm guessing that the world isn't on Kate McCann's side not because she's a slim blonde but rather because she thought it was ok to leave her children--all of whom were under five years old, mind you--alone in the house at night, in a foreign country no less.
I have to admit I feel sorry for the family but I'm not sure how sympathetic I am to the parents knowing they willingly left their children unattended like that. It has nothing to do with whether or not I think the mommy is pretty.
Healy also comments on the media's perception that Kate does not show distress in public, stating that her daughter appears traumatized. I know the press is always looking for something to nag someone with, and not showing distress is a good way of making Kate look guilty. Truth be told I don't know how I would act if something like that happened to my child. To some people tears are weakness and weakness is a sign of guilt.
Either way, if the parents did it or not, if they had anything to do with the probable death of their daughter or not, they are still guilty of leaving her alone at night in an empty house. And I don't care how pretty or slim or blonde you are, guilt doesn't look good on anybody.
At the tail end of the article I noted (for the first time, but I don't have much time to read so it could be old news by now) that Portugese police are saying they have evidence of a body in the car the McCann's rented. Even though the evidence suggests the body was in the car three weeks after Madeleine McCann's disappearance, this is not good news.