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Is it well-deserved?
Hülya Avşar stumbles.
Will she fall?
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Thanks to Hürriyet Gazetesi
30 September 2006
Hülya Avşar Stumbles...
Will she fall?
Why Hülya Avşar has (skinny) dipped in the popularity polls lately...
Our mama always told us that 'familiarity breeds contempt'... And it's exactly that truism that has drawn Hülya Avşar, over the past several months, into a blossoming controversy -- for which she is largely to blame.
It actually started understandably enough... when Avşar was recovering from unhappiness... around the time she finally got the courage to divorce her philandering high-society-bum-husband, Kaya Çilingiroğlu, late last year -- after Kaya admitted to national news services that he'd impregnated previously little-known socialite Feraye Tanyolaç, his latest mistress...
But having done one good thing, Avşar thought it gave her special license -- and she began to speak out on too many unrelated subjects, as if she had the answers to life's hard questions... as if everyone was interested in what she had to say.
And in the process, she exposed media watchers to much more than they ever needed to know -- including the sordid details of past love affairs (e.g. rehashed stories about the steamy affair she had as a budding
The controversy picked up speed recently when she got publicly entangled in an embarrassing relationship with a wealthy Turkish-Italian businessman who exchanged headline insults with Ibo Tatlıses (as Avşar watched on -- half in exasperation, half in shame). Shortly thereafter she made more headlines when the paparazzi caught her skinny dipping in her summer-house swimming-pool (see news-photo at left). And then yesterday, for some unknown reason, she decided to publicly revisit the details of a 20-year-old affair she had with ex-footballer Tanju Çolak, a married man with young children at the time. Here's the quote she gave to Hürriyet Gazetesi...
'My love for Tanju Çolak was a mistake of youth. We had an affair 20 years ago -- and I've always felt regret about it. After the affair was over, I sought out Aysu Hanım (Tanju Bey's wife) and said, "I acted like an animal, and I'm filled with regret. I made a mistake, I fell in love. I'm sorry." Aysu Hanım accepted my apology and their marriage has survived. They have two grown children now, but the family still feels discomfort from hearing this kind of news.' Ed. Well, duh Hülya...So why reopen the wound now?
This unraveling of the once unassailable 'Avşar Girl' (as she's known to her fans) has been closely watched by peers and certain influential news columnists -- and many of them (who have seen and heard enough) are coming out of the woodwork, guns a'blazing -- criticizing Avşar contemptuously in ways we never dreamed we'd hear...
Posted by Tara | October 9, 2006
I wonder why sometimes some of these big-stars act like a professor?! Mostly I mean Seda Sayan and Hülya Avşar. They sometimes act like they know the answer of any question and they know the secret of everything.
Jim and Peri's Reply | October 17, 2006
We wish we knew the answer Tara. Sometimes celebrities let fame go to their heads... And it's not just a fault of Turkish celebrities either. :^)
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