It deeply saddens me that I live in a society where people criticise someone whose family have not only survived domestic abuse, but then lost a brother who committed suicide because of the pain he had been through and yet the same society offers £100k to a man (Justin Lee Collins) recently convicted of harassment to go into the Celebrity Big Brother House with no regard to how detrimental this will be to his victim and other domestic abuse victims.
It is disgusting that we criticise the victims and promote the abusers...and then we wonder why we live in a society where 1 in 4 women suffer domestic abuse and 2 per week die.
As a domestic abuse campaigner I raise awareness and we speak about the unspoken crime. We encourage victims to get help and speak out ....and then articles like this show no sympathy whatsoever and dismiss their horrific experiences as nothing more than a "sob story". The people whose lives have been effected are written about with no regard to the fact that they are actually human beings. Jahmene is featured first and then the other X factor contestants are listed like its some kind of chart. Lets not forget that these are real people with real feelings.
Jahmene Douglas' publicity has so far raised £10K for Womens Aid and he has taken on the role as Ambassador for Children and Young People. I suggest that before people belittle what he has been through as "the biggest sob story" they should take a look at themselves and and question whether they could not only bounce back after abuse and then the tragic loss of a brother, but also then speak out and help raise awareness and raise much needed money that other victims will benefit from.
Jahmene being in the public eye will have already benefited people, and helped those who are suffering or have suffered domestic abuse to speak out. In contrast Daisy's article is of benefit to no one....as to these stories pulling on your heart strings I would question whether anyone who could write a article so coldly listing peoples tragedies could even have one,.