...Martina Navratilova diagnosed with breast cancer...

Supermod 29 replies
Found 7th Apr 2010
I wish her all the best in her recovery. She is an absolute champion and such a lovely lady.

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awww thats sad

Horrid situation for her and thousands of other ladies to be in. Luckily treatment is so much better now-a-days

whatsThePoint;8308419

I didn't know blokes could get breast cancer


They can and about 300 a year are diagnosed in the UK.

Banned

whatsThePoint;8308419

I didn't know blokes could get breast cancer



WhatsThePoint - You need to look in the mirror. Extremely insensitive.

aScottishBloke;8308454

WhatsThePoint - You need to look in the mirror. Extremely insensitive.



How does looking at himself in the mirror help him realise that she is a woman?

But seriously ASB you are being extremely sensitive!! Everyone knows its a horrible situation but Im sure he was just lightening the mood. I hope she recovers.

Do you really think all these comedians that make jokes out of cancer, aids, war etc really have those views? Cheer up buddy, Barbados cant be that depressing.

mr.potato_head;8308506

How does looking at himself in the mirror help him realise that she is a … How does looking at himself in the mirror help him realise that she is a woman?But seriously ASB you are being extremely sensitive!! Everyone knows its a horrible situation but Im sure he was just lightening the mood. I hope she recovers.Do you really think all these comedians that make jokes out of cancer, aids, war etc really have those views? Cheer up buddy, Barbados cant be that depressing.



I have to disagree with you here Mr PT and agree with ASB.
I think it is insensitive and uncalled for to make a joke about MN being a bloke in a thread about her having breast cancer. Too personal and somewhat homophobic plus there are quite a few members who regularly post in misc who have breast-cancer related family situations.
I would say that this thread did not require 'lightening' in the first place. My post ^ was intended to convey that I also found the remark inappropriate.

Banned

whatsThePoint;8308419

I didn't know blokes could get breast cancer



How you've managed to not get suspended for that comment I don't know.

(But secretly, I LOL'd a lot).

Banned

chesso;8308599

I have to disagree with you here Mr PT and agree with ASB. I think it is … I have to disagree with you here Mr PT and agree with ASB. I think it is insensitive and uncalled for to make a joke about MN being a bloke in a thread about her having breast cancer. Too personal and somewhat homophobic plus there are quite a few members who regularly post in misc who have breast-cancer related family situations. I would say that this thread did not require 'lightening' in the first place. My post ^ was intended to convey that I also found the remark inappropriate.



I agree

Banned

whatsThePoint;8308636

I think some are you are being insensitive impling that i was calling her … I think some are you are being insensitive impling that i was calling her a bloke it was you who took my statement to mean that



LOL

I did.

LOL MORE.

LOL.

whatsThePoint;8308636

[COLOR="Red"]I think some are you are being insensitive impling that i … [COLOR="Red"]I think some are you are being insensitive impling that i was calling her a bloke [/COLOR]it was you who took my statement to mean that



I think you're being incredibly dim not realising that blokes can get breast cancer then :roll:

whatsThePoint;8308636

I think some are you are being insensitive impling that i was calling her … I think some are you are being insensitive impling that i was calling her a bloke it was you who took my statement to mean that



Being disingenuous adds to your insensitivity IMO.

Banned

chesso;8308655

Being disingenuous adds to your insensitivity IMO.



adds to the comedy too though.

Original Poster Supermod

whatsThePoint;8308419

I didn't know blokes could get breast cancer



You absolute idiot. What makes you think that is even remotely funny?

Original Poster Supermod

mr.potato_head;8308506

How does looking at himself in the mirror help him realise that she is a … How does looking at himself in the mirror help him realise that she is a woman?But seriously ASB you are being extremely sensitive!! Everyone knows its a horrible situation but Im sure he was just lightening the mood. I hope she recovers.Do you really think all these comedians that make jokes out of cancer, aids, war etc really have those views? Cheer up buddy, Barbados cant be that depressing.



Looking in the mirror to face himself and his poor sense of humour.

The crux is that this "joke" isnt even funny. Fact.

Banned

chesso;8308599

I have to disagree with you here Mr PT and agree with ASB. I think it is … I have to disagree with you here Mr PT and agree with ASB. I think it is insensitive and uncalled for to make a joke about MN being a bloke in a thread about her having breast cancer. Too personal and somewhat homophobic plus there are quite a few members who regularly post in misc who have breast-cancer related family situations. I would say that this thread did not require 'lightening' in the first place. My post ^ was intended to convey that I also found the remark inappropriate.



Comment may not have been the best but it's hardly homophobic is it!!

Oh and I'm not offended and my mother is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I hear far worse jokes when someone has actually passed away and they go by without reprimand.

chesso;8308599

I have to disagree with you here Mr PT and agree with ASB. I think it is … I have to disagree with you here Mr PT and agree with ASB. I think it is insensitive and uncalled for to make a joke about MN being a bloke in a thread about her having breast cancer. Too personal and somewhat homophobic plus there are quite a few members who regularly post in misc who have breast-cancer related family situations. I would say that this thread did not require 'lightening' in the first place. My post ^ was intended to convey that I also found the remark inappropriate.



Yes agreed it does sound bad if you take the comment at face value but I'm sure everyone realises its was said in jest and no harm intended with it (this is the internet, some people act differently in this place to real life). Everybody on this site would agree breast cancer or any cancer is a horiffic problem for anyone to face but what a boring thread would be made if everyone put how they really felt.

"Oh so sad"
"What an amazing person"
"Aww she's like the female Lance Armstrong, live strong Martina"
"Hero"
"All the best, I love her so much"

Jokes will always be made at peoples expense, I didn't really think Michael Jackson dying was particularly funny but that doesn't mean I could avoid a joke about it being sent to me every 10 seconds after it happened.

Banned

midlandscomics;8308649

I think you're being incredibly dim not realising that blokes can get … I think you're being incredibly dim not realising that blokes can get breast cancer then :roll:



some people just can not be educated.


i blame the cane

master_chief;8308814

Comment may not have been the best but it's hardly homophobic is it!!Oh … Comment may not have been the best but it's hardly homophobic is it!!Oh and I'm not offended and my mother is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I hear far worse jokes when someone has actually passed away and they go by without reprimand.


It certainly wasn't the best! We agree on that.
I said 'somewhat homophobic'. Can you explain to me how to interpret 'I didn't know blokes could get breast cancer' then?
... and in what way it is funny?

I hope that your mum's treatment is effective. Just, please, think about why I may have written that.

mr.potato_head;8308918

Yes agreed it does sound bad if you take the comment at face value but … Yes agreed it does sound bad if you take the comment at face value but I'm sure everyone realises its was said in jest and no harm intended with it (this is the internet, some people act differently in this place to real life). Everybody on this site would agree breast cancer or any cancer is a horiffic problem for anyone to face but what a boring thread would be made if everyone put how they really felt."Oh so sad""What an amazing person""Aww she's like the female Lance Armstrong, live strong Martina""Hero""All the best, I love her so much"Jokes will always be made at peoples expense, I didn't really think Michael Jackson dying was particularly funny but that doesn't mean I could avoid a joke about it being sent to me every 10 seconds after it happened.


The thing is that the thread could have been a lot different altogether. If it was a joke it was in very poor taste and if it wasn't what was it? I'm not very proud of my contribution to it TBH.
Boring threads are OK sometimes.:thumbsup:

Came on to post a message in response to the news about MN as hadn't heard about it till now only to find the usual bickering/snidey remarks - same old same old even in a cancer thread :roll:

Banned

chesso;8309447

It certainly wasn't the best! We agree on that.I said 'somewhat … It certainly wasn't the best! We agree on that.I said 'somewhat homophobic'. Can you explain to me how to interpret 'I didn't know blokes could get breast cancer' then?... and in what way it is funny?I hope that your mum's treatment is effective. Just, please, think about why I may have written that.



I didn't find it funny no but I wasn't offended either. His comment wasn't homophobic as he wasn't joking about her sexuality, it is her manish features that was the joke. Throughout her career this has been said about her.

Anyway, getting back on topic.......

I was a huge fan of MN back in her heyday and have great memories of my dad and I watching Wimbledon - she really is a legend. I have read a bit about her cancer and thankfully its all positive and her outlook is very bright.

The word cancer is one that sends shivers down me - and I dont know one family that hasnt been affected by it in one way or another - its just awful. But thank god for the research and advances in treating this now because I for one, wouldnt still have my father with me today.

Just sad news to learn of anyone having to face the battle against it :-(

Cant say that I am/was a fan of MN at any time as not big on tennis. But wouldnt wish illness on anyone. I hope she gets all the neccessary help and support to help her deal with this situation.

BTW There have been instances where I have replied quickly to something in the past and then thought afterwards that the remark was inappropriate. It may be possible to revisit and edit the remark, or request that admin remove the remark if editing is not possible. Just saying.

whatsThePoint;8309953

If your unhappy with what you have said just click on the edit button … If your unhappy with what you have said just click on the edit button :thumbsup:



tautology
thefreedictionary.com/tau…ogy :thumbsup:

anywho I wish her all the best

although I have been convinced that news media companies lie so whether this is true or not I don't know anymore, has it been on youtube yet?

Banned

whatsThePoint;8309364

I take it you had it a lot then ?



Forget it some people like to twist things on here :roll:

WHATS THE POINT - My late mum had breast cancer and beat it however a year after sadly passed away after it spread to her lungs, she was cleared of BC but they had not spotted the LC. VERY insensitive IMHO and you really should point your mouth towards your brain and think before comments like that.

RANT OVER

Alfonse;8310035

lmaoanywho I wish her all the bestalthough I have been convinced that … lmaoanywho I wish her all the bestalthough I have been convinced that news media companies lie so whether this is true or not I don't know anymore, has it been on youtube yet?



all over the net now - guardian.co.uk/wor…ion

Think she was on some American Show talking about it - all the best to her

snowflake;8310489

I wish the mods would do something about the posts in this thread, it's … I wish the mods would do something about the posts in this thread, it's not nice to read.My thoughts go out to her and anyone suffering from this horrible disease, I just wish some people wouldn't be so insensitive, it's heartbreaking enough to go through without idiots throwing their comments in.



Wise words.....Plenty of threads to have a giggle in but this aint one of them.
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