Weymouth's Perrie Edwards upset over TV killer plotline

Weymouth's Perrie Edwards distraught over TV killer plotline

Weymouth's Perrie Edwards distraught over TV killer plotline

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A TELEVISION programme has come under fire after a character said she wanted to kill former Weymouth schoolgirl Perrie Edwards.

Holby City, which aired on BBC One on Tuesday night, showed a scene where a teen obsessed with Perrie’s fiancé Zayn Malik said she wanted to stalk Perrie and ‘cut off her head with a rusty chainsaw.’

Perrie’s mum Debbie told the Echo this morning that her daughter is ‘distraught’ about what was said but that she is unable to comment on the situation at the moment. 

As the episode aired, she had Tweeted ‘Anyone watching Holby City? Really Upset.com x’

Fans rushed to the Little Mix singer’s defence on Twitter, saying that the Holby City episode made it acceptable for trolls to threaten celebrities.

A BBC spokesman said the words were 'not intended to be taken seriously and clearly in the context it is not intended to cause offence.'

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11:53am Thu 13 Mar 14

MrTomSmith says...

Why don' you start a Perrie Edwards page, and put all her news on there?Then we can all ignore it......thanks
Why don' you start a Perrie Edwards page, and put all her news on there?Then we can all ignore it......thanks MrTomSmith
  • Score: 47

12:23pm Thu 13 Mar 14

echo-reader says...

its called acting , when will people learn the difference between television programs and real life
its called acting , when will people learn the difference between television programs and real life echo-reader
  • Score: 38

12:41pm Thu 13 Mar 14

elloello1980 says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
Why don' you start a Perrie Edwards page, and put all her news on there?Then we can all ignore it......thanks
like you chose to ignore this story?
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Why don' you start a Perrie Edwards page, and put all her news on there?Then we can all ignore it......thanks[/p][/quote]like you chose to ignore this story? elloello1980
  • Score: -24

2:07pm Thu 13 Mar 14

MrTomSmith says...

elloello1980 wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote:
Why don' you start a Perrie Edwards page, and put all her news on there?Then we can all ignore it......thanks
like you chose to ignore this story?
I didn't read it, just thought it was time for the readers to have their say on if they want to hear about Miss Edwards all the time, because I very much doubt they do. If they did I would have a minus score, like yours. :-)
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Why don' you start a Perrie Edwards page, and put all her news on there?Then we can all ignore it......thanks[/p][/quote]like you chose to ignore this story?[/p][/quote]I didn't read it, just thought it was time for the readers to have their say on if they want to hear about Miss Edwards all the time, because I very much doubt they do. If they did I would have a minus score, like yours. :-) MrTomSmith
  • Score: 31

2:29pm Thu 13 Mar 14

February1948 says...

echo-reader wrote:
its called acting , when will people learn the difference between television programs and real life
Unfortunately there are people out there who can't, and will never be able to tell the difference. I don't know who Perrie Edwards is!!
[quote][p][bold]echo-reader[/bold] wrote: its called acting , when will people learn the difference between television programs and real life[/p][/quote]Unfortunately there are people out there who can't, and will never be able to tell the difference. I don't know who Perrie Edwards is!! February1948
  • Score: 20

2:40pm Thu 13 Mar 14

slayerofsacredcows says...

Are the BBC so unimaginative that they cannot invent a fictional band and a fictional singer.
Are the BBC so unimaginative that they cannot invent a fictional band and a fictional singer. slayerofsacredcows
  • Score: 11

2:41pm Thu 13 Mar 14

elloello1980 says...

MrTomSmith wrote:
elloello1980 wrote:
MrTomSmith wrote: Why don' you start a Perrie Edwards page, and put all her news on there?Then we can all ignore it......thanks
like you chose to ignore this story?
I didn't read it, just thought it was time for the readers to have their say on if they want to hear about Miss Edwards all the time, because I very much doubt they do. If they did I would have a minus score, like yours. :-)
'like score' keeping does not influence my opinions, I annoy more than I please ;)

The echo is for all readers, including the young girls who like this couple.

Agree, it's a non-story. I only jumped on it to read the predictable comments :)
[quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrTomSmith[/bold] wrote: Why don' you start a Perrie Edwards page, and put all her news on there?Then we can all ignore it......thanks[/p][/quote]like you chose to ignore this story?[/p][/quote]I didn't read it, just thought it was time for the readers to have their say on if they want to hear about Miss Edwards all the time, because I very much doubt they do. If they did I would have a minus score, like yours. :-)[/p][/quote]'like score' keeping does not influence my opinions, I annoy more than I please ;) The echo is for all readers, including the young girls who like this couple. Agree, it's a non-story. I only jumped on it to read the predictable comments :) elloello1980
  • Score: -12

5:08pm Thu 13 Mar 14

arlbergbahn says...

slayerofsacredcows wrote:
Are the BBC so unimaginative that they cannot invent a fictional band and a fictional singer.
I thought Little Mix were.
[quote][p][bold]slayerofsacredcows[/bold] wrote: Are the BBC so unimaginative that they cannot invent a fictional band and a fictional singer.[/p][/quote]I thought Little Mix were. arlbergbahn
  • Score: 8

5:10pm Thu 13 Mar 14

arlbergbahn says...

It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20), was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette. She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013."

So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?*

* if that's the right word to use
It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20),[54] was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette.[55] She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013.[56]" So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?* * if that's the right word to use arlbergbahn
  • Score: 23

6:27pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

Oh the poor little, "victim" of it all....

Someone get her a cake covered in Unicorns and shove it right up her....
Oh the poor little, "victim" of it all.... Someone get her a cake covered in Unicorns and shove it right up her.... Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 32

6:29pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

...Dialogue,
...Dialogue, Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 13

7:03pm Thu 13 Mar 14

westbaywonder says...

No wonder the kids of today are so messed up!
No wonder the kids of today are so messed up! westbaywonder
  • Score: 7

7:07pm Thu 13 Mar 14

westbaywonder says...

Ooh Big news Perrie is upset over a comment made.
GROW UP!!!!
Ooh Big news Perrie is upset over a comment made. GROW UP!!!! westbaywonder
  • Score: 16

8:05pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Sigurd Hoberth says...

P.S did that metro-sexual beta male poodle next to her stick his finger in a light socket or is that just his hair product?
P.S did that metro-sexual beta male poodle next to her stick his finger in a light socket or is that just his hair product? Sigurd Hoberth
  • Score: 11

8:30am Fri 14 Mar 14

K9 says...

How stupid of the BBC to let this be said. It doesn't matter it's fiction, the person exists and has feelings, as do her friends and relatives. It wasn't a character saying she'd like to "bump her off" but instead a precise, grotesque, method of killing and dismemberment.

There's a reason films end with the standard "Any similarity..." disclaimer, because they know mud sticks and try and make sure they haven't accidentally used someone's name that could be taken to be the source of a character.

A drama specifically about a real-life character, e.g. the assassination of a country's leader, then fine, it shows the brutality of the characters and is central to the plot. Holby City is only a drossy soap, and there was no need to pick a real-life band or band member.
How stupid of the BBC to let this be said. It doesn't matter it's fiction, the person exists and has feelings, as do her friends and relatives. It wasn't a character saying she'd like to "bump her off" but instead a precise, grotesque, method of killing and dismemberment. There's a reason films end with the standard "Any similarity..." disclaimer, because they know mud sticks and try and make sure they haven't accidentally used someone's name that could be taken to be the source of a character. A drama specifically about a real-life character, e.g. the assassination of a country's leader, then fine, it shows the brutality of the characters and is central to the plot. Holby City is only a drossy soap, and there was no need to pick a real-life band or band member. K9
  • Score: -9

7:10pm Fri 14 Mar 14

westbaywonder says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20), was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette. She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013."

So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?*

* if that's the right word to use
She once came here on holiday and had a kebab and coke at Plan-it.
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20),[54] was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette.[55] She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013.[56]" So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?* * if that's the right word to use[/p][/quote]She once came here on holiday and had a kebab and coke at Plan-it. westbaywonder
  • Score: 2

1:48pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jjlad2 says...

westbaywonder wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote: It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20), was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette. She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013." So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?* * if that's the right word to use
She once came here on holiday and had a kebab and coke at Plan-it.
I think you will find her Mother has lived in Weymouth for quite some time with Perry.
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20),[54] was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette.[55] She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013.[56]" So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?* * if that's the right word to use[/p][/quote]She once came here on holiday and had a kebab and coke at Plan-it.[/p][/quote]I think you will find her Mother has lived in Weymouth for quite some time with Perry. jjlad2
  • Score: -3

1:48pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jjlad2 says...

Opps! Perrie
Opps! Perrie jjlad2
  • Score: -2

3:26pm Tue 18 Mar 14

livid99 says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20), was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette. She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013."

So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?*

* if that's the right word to use
Her boyfriend had a tattoo done while on a flying visit to Weymouth, therefore she qualifies as a major celebrity from Weymouth.
To the people who work in Echoland, these sort of connections are important.
I'm sure they will claim that Usain Bolt is connected to Weymouth, because he won the Olympics which were held in Weymouth (not his bit though).
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20),[54] was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette.[55] She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013.[56]" So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?* * if that's the right word to use[/p][/quote]Her boyfriend had a tattoo done while on a flying visit to Weymouth, therefore she qualifies as a major celebrity from Weymouth. To the people who work in Echoland, these sort of connections are important. I'm sure they will claim that Usain Bolt is connected to Weymouth, because he won the Olympics which were held in Weymouth (not his bit though). livid99
  • Score: 3

3:30pm Tue 18 Mar 14

livid99 says...

British media and "Celeb" culture is as shallow as the sea on Weymouth beach.
British media and "Celeb" culture is as shallow as the sea on Weymouth beach. livid99
  • Score: 3

2:09pm Wed 19 Mar 14

westbaywonder says...

jjlad2 wrote:
westbaywonder wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote: It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20), was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette. She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013." So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?* * if that's the right word to use
She once came here on holiday and had a kebab and coke at Plan-it.
I think you will find her Mother has lived in Weymouth for quite some time with Perry.
That would explain why she was seen having a kebab at Plan-It, then wont it!
[quote][p][bold]jjlad2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: It says, though, on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopeadia, "Perrie Edwards, born 10 July 1993 (age 20),[54] was born and raised in South Shields, Tyne and Wear to parents Alexander Edwards and Deborah Duffy. Edwards has an older brother named Jonnie. Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette.[55] She has been engaged to One Direction member Zayn Malik since August 2013.[56]" So in what way does Weymouth claim credit for her?* * if that's the right word to use[/p][/quote]She once came here on holiday and had a kebab and coke at Plan-it.[/p][/quote]I think you will find her Mother has lived in Weymouth for quite some time with Perry.[/p][/quote]That would explain why she was seen having a kebab at Plan-It, then wont it! westbaywonder
  • Score: 1

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