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Comment: Is Lucy’s Braggan’ This Halloween Just A Bit Too Sick To Stomach For Cecil The Lion Fans?

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IF I could potentially influence the minds of 345,303 people on Facebook, 43,600 people on Instagram and a whopping 628,000 people on Twitter, what would I choose to do? How would I choose to act?

Lucys Facebook post

Lucys Facebook post

It’s not a question I’ve asked myself until I was shocked and horrified to discover that one of my most favoured artists, Lucy Spraggan had chosen to use her influence to make light of the barbaric murder of Cecil the Lion.

Lucy has chosen to dress up this Halloween as the vile dentist and hunter Walter Palmer who stalked and murdered Cecil for his own sick enjoyment.

Having read about how Cecil was brutally murdered, it shocks and appals me to think that an artist whom I’ve adored for many years has chosen to not only post the photo online but add a message to her fans, pre-empting any backlash she may be likely to take.  Her message was: “Don’t take life too seriously”.

The fact that she pre-empted a backlash is proof she knew what she was doing was wrong, not funny.

I don’t believe I do take like too seriously, I’m not shy of embarrassing myself or having a laugh when it comes to Halloween.  Or even making a statement, this year I opted to dress as a used tampon to make light of the government’s laughable tampon tax.

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For me though, Lucy is choosing to disregard the fact that this IS a serious matter, one often forgotten about. The fact that the issue has been highlighted in such a tasteless fashion by someone with this amount of influence disappoints me greatly.

I’ve travelled twice to see Lucy perform, I’ve stayed for meet and greet, beaming in a photographs beside her and I’ve als written a glowing review for this very magazine after her latest Belfast performance in the Limelight.

I don’t think that I could do any of the above again with a clear conscience. Am I taking life too seriously?

With less than 30,000 lions estimated to be left in the wild, is there time to not take this issue seriously?

How I responded to Lucy on Facebook

How I responded to Lucy on Facebook

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About Nora Calder (2 Articles)
Belfast based writer. Opinionated and not afraid to speak up. Passionate about writing, poetry, current affairs, religion, food, law, crime and animal rights.

3 Comments on Comment: Is Lucy’s Braggan’ This Halloween Just A Bit Too Sick To Stomach For Cecil The Lion Fans?

  1. I have a sense of humour after all what’s life without humour. However there are somethings you just don’t joke about and whether it’s the dentist she is mocking or not it was inappropriate and I will not be supporting her again. Disgusted!

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  2. You're wrong // November 1, 2015 at 11:04 am // Reply

    Lucy isn’t condoning what happened, at all. She is merely taking the piss out of the stupid man that did it. She isn’t saying it is okay/funny that he did it. If you knew the first thing about lucy you would know that she is a total animal lover and I’m pretty sure she said Walter was wrong at the time. Stop taking everything so seriously.

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  3. I know plenty about Lucy, if you read the article you would know I have been a fan of hers for years.
    At no point did I say she condoning the slaughter of animals.
    My point is that she has chooses to make light of a very serious issue, when she could have used her influence to bring across the severity of the situation,

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