17 July 2011

The mane of the lioness

Why didn't Rebekah Brooks start tying back her hair back when this whole thing started? If some contexts, her hair might evoke all manner of the pre-Raphaelite ideals and sexuality, although that probably would have worked better when she was younger. But since the scandal exploded in full force a couple of weeks ago, her mane has only served to feed the idea that the woman is a crazed crone who bake babies in a pie. The fiery hair helped the public perception that this woman once suspected of physically abusing her then husband actor Ross Kemp is some kind of maniac. Even a tasteful chignon still revealing the lushness of Ms. Brooks' hair would have been better than the uncontrollable, over-abundant, draping crown.

Martin Rowson 2011, The Guardian

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