having made a rather glorious spectacle of herself

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Blue Apple

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Persian (Iran)
Does the bold sentence mean:

1. Emin appears more on the television, specially after the interview that he had on Channel 4 after 1997 Turner Prize; an interview in which she presented an acceptable character of herself.

or

2. Emin appears more on the television, specially after the interview that he had on Channel 4 after 1997 Turner Prize; an interview in which she humiliated herself?


In addition to the following context, this link also says: "Tracey Emin getting spectacularly drunk on the telly in the post-Turner debate in 1997. Terrible debate. Great telly".


Context:
Since gaining success and notoriety through his subject matter and Saatchi’s patronage, Damien Hirst has often led a publicly dissolute lifestyle of drink and drugs. Emin also carried a reputation for drunkenness in the late 1990s at a time when she was receiving sponsorship from Beck’s Beers and in receipt of free gin from Bombay Sapphire for appearing in their advertisements. Of the two, Emin is more television friendly, especially after having made a rather glorious spectacle of herself on the Channel 4 post-Turner Prize discussion in 1997. She has subsequently been interviewed by Melvin Bragg and appeared on Have I Got News For You (Art and Advertising by Joan Gibbons).
 
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    Emin is more television friendly (= more interesting to watch on TV than Damien Hirst), especially after having made a rather glorious spectacle of herself on the Channel 4 post-Turner Prize discussion in 1997 (her drunken behaviour on live TV on that occasion was highly entertaining!).
     
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