Three days ago the former glamour model Katie Price, also known as Libya, attempted to last a whole day without doing anything to publicise herself. Unfortunately, the attempt failed spectacularly when Katie tweeted her intent to all her followers and media outlets around the world.
The tweet in question read:
“U think I can’t last a day without publicity? I decided this morning I’d do it today, so there!”
This was lapped up by the twitter audience, who quickly hit the nail on the head with tweets like:
“You’re publicising your efforts to go without publicity?”
And the simple but effective:
“Oh, the irony!”
After about an hour of this, Ms Price, aka Syria, tweeted:
“OK you smartasses, I’ll do it tomorrow. You’ll hear nothing from me, you’ll see!”
The next day began with a tweet:
“OK, this time I’m keeping my mouth shut.”
Followed by a second tweet that simply read:
“Bugger. OK, tomorrow.”
You can guess how that went.
It isn’t the first time Ms Price, when she’s not calling herself Israel, has miscalculated on the publicity front.
Famously she decided to revisit the trauma of her appearance on “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!” by appearing on the show again, rather than just exploring the location in private.
Professor Gideon Lymelyte of the Rochdale Psychological Commission, explained, “Some people are just addicted to publicising themselves. It’s more apparent now with the advent of social media. Ms Price, or Lebanon, is a prime example. She is one of those people who just doesn’t see any divide between what should be publicised and what should be kept private. She insists on deriving the maximum possible publicity for everything she does.”
Of course she’s not alone.
Professor Lymelyte went on to say, “Famous – or infamous – names from Cheryl Tweedy-Cole-whatever it is now to Donald Trump are all in the same boat, it would seem. They are unable to maintain a single private thought in their head.”
But good news for such addicts, help is at at hand.
“We are setting up a support group for addicts,” he said. “Where sufferers can meet and share their troubles with each other and nobody else, a kind of publicity rehab if you like. It’s called Attention Seekers Anonymous.”
We wish Professor Lymelyte all the best with his endeavour. And also Ms Price – or is it India? – in hers.