I didn’t really have the urge to blog this week because, well, I didn’t really have the urge to do anything this week. Yet as I scoured the internet last night trying to catch up on some pop culture news I may have missed, I was quickly overwhelmed with the need to vent.
These are the three stories that pushed me over the edge…
1. Christine O’Donnell/every female Tea Party candidate
Yet another conservative female candidate has managed to infiltrate American politics in spite of their shady background, inability to hold a debate and the fact that they’re generally considered unqualified. Oh, and she’s crazy.
That’s really all I have to say.
Obviously, Elle made two big mistakes: putting Gabby in a hideous wig and dramatically lightening her skin. The October issue actually has four different covers, each featuring a young Hollywood starlet. But surprise, surprise, Gabby is the only one whose body is hidden. Third mistake.
And just like that Elle managed to insult every black woman in America, reinforcing the idea that you’re not beautiful unless you’re white, skinny, and have straight hair.
Did the magazine really think they’d get away with this without anyone noticing? Or are they ignorant enough to think that putting an overweight black girl on their cover was so commendable that people wouldn’t care?
In a statement, Elle claimed that Gabby’s cover “was not retouched any more or less than the others.” Well, if that’s the case then I guess the other three covergals must look Hispanic in real life. Also, considering how light the color of the wig is, it seems they must have planned on lightening her skin as it would be unbelievably tacky with her real complexion.
Everyone responsible for this cover should be fired. Seriously.
While E! may be known for low-brow reality TV programming, the network’s newest show is certainly the most disturbing and deplorable series yet. The premise: 12 brides-to-be compete in wedding themed challenges for plastic surgery procedures off their “wish-list.”
In a moment anticipated all season long, the bride will finally walk down the aisle to reveal her new appearance to her husband-to-be. Viewers will witness his emotional and possibly shocked reaction as they stand at the altar and he lifts her veil to see her for the first time following her extreme plastic surgery. The dramatic finale marks the end of her quest for perfection and reveals if her dream wedding does in fact become a reality.
This really makes me sick. I can’t believe a scummy bunch of TV execs could sit around a table and actually decide this was a good concept for a show. And this is coming from a girl who watched Rock of Love.
Has it really come to this America?