The Australian public are over hearing from Gerard Baden-Clay’s mistress, and here’s why.
Over the past 24 hours, one thing has become very clear. Everyone wants the mistress of wife-killer Gerard Baden-Clay to shut up and go away.
The Australian Women’s Weekly Facebook page as been under siege ever since they promoted the story from the August issue of the magazine, out today. It follows the outcry about her being paid to speak to 60 Minutes earlier this month.
We feel offended our favourite magazine, that we see as a refuge for women, has given a voice to someone who never appeared to show any regard for the late Allison Baden-Clay while sleeping with her husband.
Yesterday we published a story featuring some of the highlights of the interview and watched as our Facebook page was inundated with comments like this:
Just retreat quietly to the background lady and allow the family to start healing. You’re not helping!
Totally disgusted that she is posing fully made up and profiting from someone’s murder! Not cool Women’s Weekly – I find the photo offensive. So is the interview if you paid her. Did we forget she had an affair? Reap the consequences of your actions woman and stop the public woe is me.
And Kylie wrote:
I’m floored that she’s posing for magazine shoots and wanted to play happy families with the Baden-Clay children! Hasn’t Allison’s family been through enough?! Fade into the background QUICKLY lady! Outrageous.
Reading the full story this morning, a few things become very clear:
* Toni McHugh was incredibly naive when she started her affair with Baden-Clay, believing all his lies, even after he cruelly dumped her and then resumed their affair;
* Somebody gave her very bad advice when they suggested speaking to the media was a good idea;
* By trying to explain her actions, she’s showing incredible disrespect for Allison, Allison’s children and her own children who are now living with their father;
* She doesn’t seem to have learned a damn thing from the experience.
If her comment released yesterday about planning a life with Allison’s children wasn’t bad enough, the full interview gets even worse.