Saturday, February 02, 2008

Hudson hawkish as Spices split

Gary Thatcher draws our attention to The Mirror's coverage of the Spice announcement, and in particular, Polly Hudson's commentary:

THIS has literally been the worst week ever. We’ve endured the horror of Tweedy-Gate, the shock of Britney-Gate and now we’ve suddenly got Spice-Gate to contend with too. Sheesh!

We'd have thought that the last word in the paragraph might have alerted Hudson to the overstatement of her first sentence. As Edgar says, "The worst is not, so long as we can say, "Sheesh!"

Polly is puzzled:
I’m baffled as to why the Spice Girls have made this huge announcement that they’re splitting up.

No, hang on, she's outraged:
The unforgivable bit is they cancelled shows, letting down fans they insisted they were doing it for.

So, either there were large numbers of fans who needed to have the news broken to them, or there was no reason for them to make an announcement. Unless you're Polly, of course, in which case both contradictory stances can exist together.

That they haven't actually cancelled any shows doesn't seem to have made their behaviour any more forgivable for Hudson.