. I have merely responded to the Martine supporters/defenders on this forum, Esther. As the celebrity defenders seem to want to have the last word. The title of this thread is: 'Martine McCutcheon opens up about the seven years she suffered from cfs and depression' Nothing "weird" about posting on that topic. I think we have every right to "expect" that celebrities inform themselves about ME before doing a self promoting media blitz. But, of course, British celebrities must be allowed to misinform the british public about ME, mustn't they? We've had David Puttnam promoting CBT as 'cure'. We've had Barbara Windsor saying she had ME and referring to it as "That silly little illness"... a couple of months later , there was Barbara promoting her workout fitness DVD. Shirley Conran helping Peter White to publicise the CBT/GET Clinics, putting her name to the biopsychosocial ME NHS 'treatment/management'. And Esther Rantzen and her daughter with their repeated "Emily's cured" stories in the Mail. Lightning Process trainers still exploit Esther and Emily's Mail story that she was "saved from a living death" and cured of ME by Lightning. Except she wasn't. And of course, these fully Media Savvy celebs - its never, ever, their fault , is it, when the papers write a misinformation story about ME, featuring the celeb. Were were they all when Sophia Mirza was illegally sectioned? .Are they publicising the dreadful situation of Karina? The answer is Nowhere and No. And then ME patients are expected to nicely and politely squander their precious energy informing and educating the celebs, who apparently have never heard of or applied the term 'Google Search', in order to to inform themselves. They probably have no time left over from attending glossy celebrity media events. . .