Who you calling frumpy?

December 3, 2009

Susan Boyle makes smash debut on US album charts

Boyle, 48, a frumpy Scottish singer who became an international YouTube phenomenon after appearing on TV show “Britain’s Got Talent”, also topped the British album charts earlier this week.

I, along with a lot of people, are sick and tired of the words used to describe Susan Boyle ie. frumpy.

What is the matter with writer’s these days? Can’t you just simply say: “Boyle, 48, a Scottish singer who became an international…..”?

Ms. Boyle does NOT deserve this. She is a soft spoken women who can sing like an angel. Leave it at that, and stop with the name calling. It doesn’t become you.


Several readers objected to that word in this story. Clearly there was a time when Boyle’s unlikely appearance and background were an important aspect of stories about her, but an argument could be made that those days have passed: GBU Editor

British singer Susan Boyle performs on NBC’s “Today” show in New York, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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I have to tell you I have always been bemused by the number of articles describing Susan Boyle as ‘ugly’, ‘unattractive’, ‘dowdy’ or ‘frumpy’. Try spending a few hours at the New Jersey shore and you’ll see what those descriptions mean!

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