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Tragic News: Charlotte Dawson Found Dead In Her Home (Updated)

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The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Charlotte Dawson has been found dead in her Woolloomooloo home. A security guard allegedly found her and police were called at 11.18am.

Charlotte has had a history of depression.

It is now being reported there are no suspicious circumstances. The SMH has a longer article that has details of her social media use of the last 24 hours.

Update:

It is now confirmed Charlotte Dawson has taken her own life. Her body has now been formally identified by former Australia’s Next Top Model contestant Madeline Huett. It is being reported that friends had been concerned about her mental state. It is expected her sisters will take her body back to New Zealand.

Links to articles on Charlotte below:

Charlotte Dawson Haunted By Her Inner Demons (Source: Sunday Telegraph)

The Charlotte Dawson I knew And Loved by Ros Reines (Source: Sunday Telegraph)

Thinking Of Others During Her Final Hours (Source: Sunday Telegraph)

Darkness Behind a Life In The Spotlight. (Source: SMH)

Shock at Loss of a’consumate professional). (Source: SMH)

Twitter Criticised For Failing To Act Against Trolls. (Source: SMH)

Charlotte Dawson Was Better Then You. (Source: Bad Hostess)

Lifeline: 131114

February 22, 2014   Comments Off on Tragic News: Charlotte Dawson Found Dead In Her Home (Updated)

Charlotte Dawson Thinks You Should Not Tweet First World Problems

Charlotte Dawson and Ruby Rose had a twitter fight on the weekend which has now made the papers.
In the world according to Charlotte, Ruby Rose should not have complained on social media about an incident on a regional Qantas plane.

Ruby Rose tweeted and blogged on her Tumblr about how mortifying  she had been when she had been asked to move from an emergency exit.

With Charlotte Dawson tweeting back

Screen shot 2013-12-24 at 9.54.40 AMAnd then of course it escalates into a twitter exchange between the two.

I think it is time for Charlotte Dawson who is no longer a cyber bullying spokesperson to write a guide to what is and is not appropriate to tweet about on Twitter. Because quite frankly I thought twitter’s main purpose was to bitch about first world problems or reality TV.

Charlotte who has a history of getting cranky  on Twitter when someone writes something she disagrees with thinks it is OK to tweet about and post pics of herself in hospital beds, plastic surgery interventions, plugs for her book and shows, brands and other trivial stuff. The issue is next Charlotte tweets about a first world problem chances are Ruby Rose or someone will be sending that photo right back at her.

Interesting that Charlotte who is open about her mental health issues is being so critical of Ruby Rose who has also struggled with mental illness.  I would have thought she would be more supportive of her.

Full story about the Ruby Rose and Charlotte Dawson kerfuffle can be seen here.

 

December 24, 2013   40 Comments

Charlotte Dawson – A Week In Pictures

Charlotte Dawson has had a pretty topsy turvey week starting with her being hospitalised on Monday and ending with her management dropping her.

All of this was recorded on her social media sites.

Monday:

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News.com.au said it was a panic attack that may have been related to an exchange on Twitter something Charlotte later denied.

Tuesday: She had recovered and was at the Melbourne Cup. By the way the hat is a stand out.

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Wednesday she had taken down her social media sites without explaination.

Thursday: Her social media accounts were up and runnign and she revealed she had parted ways with her management company taking to the social media to express her displeasure at the decision. News.com.au have the full story.

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Screen shot 2013-11-08 at 10.28.19 AM With all the publicity Charlotte generates expect another management company to step in to fill the void.

Photos from Instagram

 

November 8, 2013   12 Comments

Charlotte Dawson Not Quitting Media – Contract Was Not Renewed

Just recently Australia’s Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson said she was quitting the media saying she wanted to get out as it was negative and nasty.

She told the Herald Sun:

“I’m tired of the anxiety that comes with working in media, especially as a woman, because you’re scrutinised daily, and abused about the way you look.

“I’m ageing and I’m accepting that. The graceful thing, the dignified thing, is to walk away.”

However she said in a radio interview this week she said her leaving the industry was false but her Foxtel contract had ended and she was still open to opportunities from other networks.

She said she is a PR and marketing consultant to a real estate agency not a real estate agent. (Source: The West)

Maybe she might do the salsa on next year’s Dancing With The Stars.

It will be highly unlikely there will be a series of Australia’s Next Top Model in 2014 as Foxtel have commissioned The Face, the modelling reality show headed by Naomi Campbell. Applications are now open.

September 15, 2013   7 Comments

The Botox List Babes Are Hitting Back But Is It Time The Word Bully Was Used In The Correct Context?

Just because you are offended does not mean you were bullied.

As expected being named on the most botox Australian’s list has ruffled a few feathers, because let’s face it is not as flattering as Who Magazine’s annual most beautiful list.

Megan Gale who did not make the top ten list but was named as being someone that may have had work done has hit out on twitter responding to the article saying probably quite correctly the plastic surgeon involved in the story was using them to promote himself.  She also denies having botox and saying these allegations are harmful to her brand and fair point.

However she also tweeted she likened this article to bullying. Really?

Charlotte Dawson in response to Megan Gale’s bullying tweet wrote:

I think it is time to reclaim the word bullying and use it in its proper context.

The definition of offended is

  1. To cause displeasure, anger, resentment, or wounded feelings in

The definition of bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons. Or bullying can be defined as using superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.

Not sure how a lightweight article  about botoxed celebrities fits into the bullying category.

If you are insulted it does not mean you were bullied.

This use of the word bully by celebrities or others at times when they are offended or insulted actually diminishes what the term means and the ramifications for people being  being bullied in the workplace, school yard, online or at home.

If Reality Ravings made the 10 most boring blogs in Australia list I would be insulted, pissed off and disagree, but I won’t have been bullied.

Unfortunately being a celebrity does have a down side and one aspect of this is having their looks and appearance dissected as we are peddled images of them on red carpets  and advertisements daily as they promote themselves, endorsements, show and books etc.  In the age of cosmetic interventions this issue inevitably comes up.

Just because your feelings were hurt does not mean you were bullied.

The doctor has now apologised to both of them in today’s News Limited papers. I was amused that the papers don’t apologise about the article being there in the first place….

Both Megan and Charlotte should just be thankful they did not make the creepiest celebrities list which is on News.com.au today and seriously most people forget about these articles once they have read them.

May 24, 2013   127 Comments