………………….From: Daily Mail
‘Why not charge?’: Eamonn Holmes shocks This Morning viewers as he asks sex addict why she hasn’t turned to prostitution
In an article by David Gerges, Eamonn Holmes is said to have stunned ITV viewers after he asked a female sex addict why she hadn’t turned to prostitution.
The This Morning host was interviewing Crystal Warren who claimed to have slept with more than 1000 men.
The 42-year-old revealed that she was unable to keep a job as a result of her constant need for sex.
Holmes’ interrogation led to an outrage on Twitter with TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh amongst those to vent her anger.
She said: “Omg !! Can’t believe eamon holmes just said to a sex addict on this morning ‘y dont you start a business , and charge for it !’ Illegal !”
The gaffe is the second time Holmes has surrounded himself in controversy.
In October, 2011, he told rape victim, Hannah Cant, ‘I hope you take taxis now,’ after she had appeared on the show to talk about her harrowing experience.
At the end of the interview, after thanking her for appearing, Holmes said: ‘I hope you take taxis now. Everywhere you go, coming home at night.’
He then turned and asked his wife and co-presenter Ruth Langsford: ‘How many times do I tell people who I know to take taxis?’
Hundreds of outraged viewers took to social media websites to protest, accusing the presenter of ‘victim blaming’.
Harry Bradshaw added: “The awkward momentEamonn Holmes asks you why don’t you just become a prostitute live on TV this morning.”
Whilst another person wrote: “Eamonn Holmes is disgusting!
An ITV spokesperson told The Sun: ‘Eamonn’s question was in the context of a wider balanced and frank interview and we have had no complaints.’
Whilst Doctor Thaddeus Birchard, who specialises in sex addiction, said: ‘It was an irresponsible comment.’
He added: ‘It shows no understanding of the true nature of sex addiction.
‘I meet people all the time whose lives are in disarray because of their sex patterns and people are very distressed by this.’
My attitude is one of support. I applaud Eamonn for asking the question. It is a question many of his viewers are silently asking themselves, or quietly asking their mate. He is the voice for those who have no voice. He is doing what he is supposed to do as a public figure.
Those who got shocked at his question should not be treating sex addicts. They are too biased, and have lost their professional objectivity.
I successfully treat sex addicts in therapy. Eamonn’s question is a fair question. It’s actually quite similar to how Milton Erickson treated a London prostitute. Cured her in rapid order. If you’re not acquainted with how Erickson did this, do your research.
Eamonn’s question is in the spirit of being a true scientist, a true artist, a true humanitarian. His approach to this woman was respectful if you watched the video. His question has a child-like inquisitiveness, and that’s how advancements occur – become like a child and hold on to your natural sense of curiosity. Those who are shocked are shutting down the advancement of support for sex addicts.
Shame on those who are shocked at his inquiry. He may have just cured this woman.