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Why The Narcissist Jon Venables ‘Looks’ At Child Porn

by | 23rd, June 2010

JON Venables is in jail. He faces a paedo porn charge. In the Guardian , Hadley Freeman muses on how he is trapped in time. Venabels is victim, too a macabre tabloid Dorian Gray:

While it is entirely understandable why James Bulger’s parents, Ralph and Denise, should feel such hatred towards Venables, it is depressing to see the lack of human pity from those with no personal connection to the murder of James Bulger for this life that was so utterly ruined by the age of 10, and is as frozen in time as the 17-year-old photo still used to illustrate stories about him

Well, there is a lack of human pity in the tabloids for a man labelled a “monster”, “evil” and worst of all fat ”. But having made a salient point, Freeman then gets on to a spot of analysing the Venables mind:

That Venables’ childhood photo is used to illustrate stories about his alleged downloading of child porn only underlines why he might have some distinctly dubious feelings about children. What he only sees himself in a 17-year-old photo, never in, say, a mirror or a photo taken since? Venables is a narcissist with only one image of himself.

Freeman goes on:

His life has been entirely defined by something he did when he was 10 to a younger child.

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