Loose Women Panel Comes Under Fire For ‘Sexist’ Comments

The Loose Women ladies sparked some controversy amongst viewers yesterday, following a conversation surrounding children and men crying.

Raising an interesting parenting debate, Katie Price, who has five children, admitted that she can be quite tough on her 11-year-old son Junior if he cries too much.


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The former glamour model explained, ‘It’s good to show emotion. If a young kid drops a teddy at age 2, it’s acceptable for them to cry.

‘But if they’re 8 or 10 and they cry, it’s pathetic. I can’t imagine Princess or Junior doing that.’

Hmm.


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She continued, ‘Junior when he watches films might cry and that’s sweet. But if he’s too scared to go up to the toilet in the dark, I say to him, “Don’t be such a baby”.

‘He has to take Princess with him. It’s pathetic.’

Oh bless him. We don’t know about you, but we still feel the need to do this after watching a horror film…

Even Katie admitted that she was being a little ‘harsh’.

Then the conversation turned to the topic of adult men crying.

Katie said: ‘With a man crying all the time, it would so put me off…’, before confessing that she finds it hard to cry in front of people.


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Fellow panellist Janet Street-Porter also weighed in, saying that she thinks ‘men have gone all soppy’. Errr.

Understandably, the segment split opinion on social media, with many feeling pretty outraged.

One viewer wrote: ‘.@loosewomen shame on you for saying that men have become too soppy. Nothing wrong with men showing emotions, talking about feelings etc.’

Another blasted: ‘Honestly @loosewomen has wound me right up! Sorry how dare you say men can’t cry? Wtf. Seriously. Shameful. #LooseWomen #crying’.

And another reaction read: ‘#loosewomen “men have gone soggy”. As per usual promoting absolutely ridiculous and unrealistic expectations of the male gender #sexism’.

We’d encourage everyone to feel like they can express their emotions without judgement.