Planet Cake – Paris Cutler Were A Guy Would She Be More Likeable?
Planet Cake on Lifestyle Food has been on our TV screens for five weeks, and it is a great viewing. There is drama, the cakes are amazing, and the characters interesting.
The show for those who are not watching it is a reality show based in high profile cake shop Planet Cake in Sydney following the highs and lows of making amazingly creative cakes.
However the ‘star’ of the show, and the owner of Planet Cake, Paris Cutler, has been getting some very negative feedback in the social media sphere.
Here are some examples of the tweets:
How shit is that #planetcake show? That woman is fecking horrible and only seems interested in how much ‘her’ cakes are.
I don’t actually like #planetcake, the blonde chick/owner doesn’t do anything she just orders her staff around. ugh.
ehh, that Paris chick from #planetcake is the bitchiest drama queen ever. won’t be wasting time watching again!
And I wondered if Paris was a man whether she would have attracted the same criticism there is double standards when it comes to men and women in business.
Here are some examples:
- Whereas women are seen as pushy when pitching for business, men are seen to networking;
- Women when telling it how it is are being bitchy, men are just seen as being assertive;
- Women who take no nonsense and have high standards are seen as tough, in a negative way, whereas men in same situation are seen as tough in a positive way; and
- Women who get angry are seen as neurotic, whereas men are seen as being forceful.
Yes I want to know that when her staff are pulling the all nighters that she is paying overtime and penalty rates. However to get the best staff and to retain them she must be paying higher then the going rate for their skills.
If there is no one to produce those masterpieces Paris’s business is going to be in more trouble then the early settlers.
The other criticism has been the cost of the cakes and they cost a lot. Should the Australian Navy been spending $18,000 on a cake well that is something to debate. In fact the Navy tweeted that they did not pay for it. So a win win for them a free cake plus free advertising for the navy on a TV show was in fact good value.
And yes it is a first world problem that people will spend big bucks on something that is going to be cut up and eaten.
However a business is about making profit, and enough profit to get you through the slow times, pay the bills, and make all the hours and stress in worthwhile.
If she were a guy would I be even writing this blog post? I think not.
I am not sure I like Paris Cutler, but I sure as hell admire her.
Planet Cake – Lifestyle Food – Wednesday nights 7.30pm.