Our girl Vogue to take LSD for TV experiment
VOGUE Williams will take designer drugs live on camera as part of an experiment for a documentary to be shown on RTE.
She will present a new four-part series, called Vogue Williams on the Edge, for RTE in the autumn, with the first show focussing on recreational drugs.
Last night, Vogue (30), said she will take LSD or a similar lawfully obtained substance under medical supervision for her series.
LSD, also known as acid, is a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects, which include altered thinking, hallucinations, synaesthesia, an altered sense of time, and spiritual experiences.
“I’m terrified, it’s not something I’ve ever done before,” she told the Sunday World last night. “It was never my thing, but we are going to do it for the show as we are looking at addiction – my mother is going to be delighted I’m sure.”
The other three shows will feature transgender people, trolls on social media and body dysmorphia, such as gym freaks and over-exercising.
But it’s the sight of her taking mind altering drugs that’s sure to cause a storm.
Channel 4 came under fire in the U.K. last year when they screened broadcasters such as Jon Snow and Jennie Bond taking ‘skunk’ for a programme.
Snow (67), who was given a brain scan after trying the drug, said: “I’ve worked in war zones, but I’ve never been as overwhelmingly frightened as I was when I was in the MRI scanner after taking skunk. I would never do it again.”
Critics and experts accused Channel 4 of turning Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial into little more than a stunt designed to boost ratings.
Each participant had tests including a brain scan, while changes to their mood, memories and emotions are monitored.
Professor David Nutt, who was sacked as the British government’s drugs tsar in 2009 for saying cannabis is less harmful than alcohol and nicotine, appeared as an expert.
Mary Brett, chairman of campaign group Cannabis Skunk Sense, said: “Skunk is a dreadful drug and it is very irresponsible to have a show with such biased experts. It will be a platform for Professor Nutt to peddle what he thinks about drugs to an audience of young people.”