Jodie Marsh or her representatives have recently made a concerted effort to stifle
criticism on the internet, with attempts to have both this site and the Jodie Mush forum shut down.
It is my belief that both sites are well within the law (Jodie is arguing 'breach of copyright' rather than, say, libel)
and that her threat of legal action is meaningless. While these attempts at censorship have not succeeded,
there is no guarantee that further attempts won't be made.
While we have taken steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen again, we obviously
can’t guarantee anything. While the Mush forum was closed briefly, a significant number of members
were lost, as we had no way of contacting people to tell them to re-register. In order to prevent
another loss if, for any reason, the Mush forum goes down, we have opened a mailing list on this site.
Please do sign up here
, so that we can keep you informed in the event of another closure. This list will
remain entirely confidential, and will be used only to keep you informed about the status of the forum,
the Mush community and this site.
And keep on Mushing - you know it makes sense.
to therealjodiemarsh.com, a
site set up to expose the truth about Britain's least favourite 'glamour'
model, Jodie Marsh. This site is still a 'work in progress' but it is worth
pointing out that there is no claim here that is not backed up with evidence -
mainly from Jodie's own words. All the Jodie-quotes come from her blog
) unless otherwise stated.
Why Jodie? It's a good question, I
have never met her, and her behaviour has no impact on my life.
Despite this, I have developed a sort of horrified fascination with her, and a profound
dislike. This is unusual for me, I am not, as a rule, prone to strong feelings
about people I don't know and I am, by nature, pretty tolerant and unshockable.
So, when I found myself developing such a powerful antipathy, it gave me
pause. Where did it come from?
I think there are actually a number
of reasons for why I feel the way I do. Firstly, I get to see much more of
Jodie's life than I do of any other minor celebrity.
Her long, intimate daily
blogs paint a vivid picture of her world - what she eats,
where she goes, how she thinks - seemingly no detail is too small, or too private, to be shared. Jodie
lays herself bare (literally and metaphorically) for the world to gawp at, and
there is certainly plenty to see.
The blog reveals her as a spoilt,
shallow, selfish caricature of a woman. She is extraordinarily self-obsessed but
apparently without a shred of self awareness.
Breathtakingly hypocritical and
with an undeserved sense of entitlement, her blogs are filled with half-truths,
exaggerations and bare faced lies. On top of this she is prone to
astonishingly vicious attacks on people who cross her, however slight the
affront. She claims to do vast amounts for 'charity' but, it can be argued
that nobody benefits more from her charity work than she does herself. It is
impossible to follow her blogging for more than a short while, without coming
to the conclusion that she is a very nasty piece of work indeed. In fact,
Marsh is, uniquely, a celebrity who has a large, well-organised and flourishing
online community, dedicated to exposing her lies, contradictions and hypocrisy.
They even have their own name (Mushers) and terminology. Many celebrities have
fan clubs, but only Jodie Marsh has an anti-fan club. This, in itself, is very
My final reason for wanting to do
this project is not so much about Jodie herself, it is more to do with what she
represents. We are living in a time when 'being famous', just for its own
sake, is seen as a legitimate ambition by many teenage girls. Fame, not as a
by-product of talent, but as an end in itself. I find it alarming that any
young woman would look at Jodie and aspire to her life. In order to get, and
stay, famous, she has had to abandon her dignity and much of her self-respect;
those column inches have a high price and playing the tabloid game is far from
fun. It's soul-destroying, and no amount of money can compensate for that.
Jodie Marsh presents herself as a
successful woman with a charmed life. "Envy me" she seems to say, "Look at how
great I am". But in truth, it looks like a pretty empty and meaningless
existence, reeking of desperation and insecurity. A national laughing stock
spinning more and more out of control, all rictus grin and silently screaming
So, let's have a proper look.
Let's lift the lid on the real life of Jodie Marsh, and then see how many young
girls still think she's 'living the dream'.
And Jodie, if you're reading, this