Fans of ex-QVC host Lisa Robertson will be able to their fill and more of her next month, when she makes an appearance at a theater in Pennsylvania.
For $35 a ticket, on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. you can have afternoon “tea” with the scorpio glamour puss. The event is at the State Theatre in Easton, Pa.
Robertson is a very polarizing figure who seems to inspire total devotion or hatred from QVC viewers. The fact that she calls her fans her “tribe” doesn’t float our boat, but what the heck. Frankly, we don’t have strong feelings about her one way or the other.
Robertson was also the object of adoration of a flock of sick stalkers, and she does have our sympathy about that.
Here’s how the shindig is billed:
Come spend an afternoon with Lisa Robertson! Lisa is a designer, fashion authority, and TV personality. You know her well from her 20 years at QVC, and you’ll have the rare opportunity to see her live at the State Theatre.
She’ll talk to President & CEO Shelley Brown about her years as everyone’s favorite TV host and guru, along with her plans for the future.(And we’ll convince her to share behind-the-scenes chat about her years on live TV.) Bring your questions for what will be a fascinating Q&A session.
There chatter about this on at least one QVC.com forum, where poor Robertson was pilloried for not having kids. Good Lord!
Robertson’s detractors and defenders had a lot to say.
“Why would anyone pay to her speak? and about what exactly?,” one wrote. “Whats this lifestyle and fashion expert and guru ******? Really? A former pageant queen salesperson pretty much unemployed with a blog and a youtube whatever it is and she’s charging speaking fees for what? I get she is trying hard to get something off the ground and make it stick but seriously. This is pushing it in IMO.”
“Well, if LR wasn’t so preposterous, there would be no need for attention from anyone,” another person posted on the forum. “But don’t you see, that is her game plan. She’s the master of hype of all things ordinary, which includes her. Indeed it is mostly about her, herself, . . . and, well, herself only. You either love it or roll your eyes in disbelief. She’ll take any kind of attention because it keeps her visible.”
One of her fans chimed in with, “I would think that Lisa would be some sort of motivational speaker. No matter your feelings about her, no one can say that she has not accomplished many things in her life. Most of us will never do the things that she has done, and some may be jealous, but especially for young women who are trying to find their way, I personally think that she could provide the motivation and feeling that dreams can be accomplished. If this is part of the intent of her program, then $35 is a bargain for those interested.”
That post really got one person’s ire up.
That hater harpooned Robertson and her speaking engagement, writing, “She will never do what many of the women on this forum have done — raise a family, which I dare say, is much harder than what she has done. She had a great career, good for her, I only wish her well.”
Give us a break. We never raised a family, what does that make us, dirt? We are part of s family. We have a mother, siblings and a niece and nephew.
Thank God someone came to Robertson’s defense on that point.
That woman wrote, “I agree that raising a family can be a hard but satisfying life, but no one on this board really knows anything about her (Robertson’s) personal life except what she has chosen to share. To marginalize her for a perception of which we know nothing is unfair.”
She continued “I do not think that raising a family is for everyone and it certainly should not be the barometer of who she is. There are many people who cannot have children, whose children have passed, who do not think that they could do a good job, etc. I could go on. I always try to be respectful no matter where I post, but I find the attitude about Lisa not having children to be offensive. Maybe I am the only one. I have respect for the talents that she has shown–nothing more.”