“Loads of men get botox these days, it’s totally normal, honest!” says cosmetic surgeon
An unusual one for the Bad PR blog here – usually it’s the case that a story in one of the newspapers with a quirky, insulting or stereotypical angle is actually a borderline-advert for a company with a vested interest. There’s usually a little digging, a little looking, and a little exposing to do. It usually takes a modicum of analysis.
However, today’s story… not so much.
The unstoppable rise of ‘Brotox’: Number of men having Botox has increased by 25% this year – and tripled since 2011
Simon Cowell and Rylan Clark have both admitted to freezing time with the help of Botox – and it seems that the public are catching on.
One Harley Street clinic has seen male patient visits increase by 25 per cent during 2013.
Dr Yannis Alexandrides, founder of 111 Harley Street, has seen a rapidly growing male patient base over the past five years, with demand reaching unprecedented levels this year.
Source: Daily Mail, 29th November 2013
This article is literally nothing more than a cosmetic surgeon using a national newspaper (and an ugly, irritating portmanteau) to advertise the fact that his services are popular. More so than most stories ever to make it to this blog, it’s particularly hard to see how this constitutes news, at all.
He’s a cosmetic surgeon – the least he could do is disguise the angle a little.