Self-proclaimed "beauty" Samantha Brick sparked outrage today after claiming that some women were "too ugly for TV," writes Louise Nousratpour.
Journalist Ms Brick, who was recently ridiculed for claiming "women hate me for being beautiful," defended sexist remarks by TV critic AA Gill that BBC2 Meet The Romans presenter Mary Beard was too unattractive for television.
"While Ms Beard is a supremely intelligent woman...the plain truth is that Ms Beard is too ugly for TV," she wrote in an article for the Daily Mail.
Ms Brick then argued that "savvy" presenters would realise their looks is key to success and consider undergoing complete makeovers, including cosmetic surgery.
But NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet slammed Ms Brick's inflammatory comments.
She said: "Women working in the media continue to face double standards, yet we know the public want to see, hear and read contributions from a diverse range of presenters, journalists and actors, not just - thankfully - the beautiful."