So apparently Jessica Simpson is trying to get her own reality tv show called “The Price of Beauty”. The premise of the show is that she’ll embark on a road trip around the world asking women what they think is beautiful and why. First of all, you know there are going to be ugly people on that show. Second, you cant road trip around the world, that defeats the purpose of a ‘road’ trip – where an automobile is involved. Is she retarded? seriously..
To start off, I want to say that I’m grateful for those of you who have been sharing your opinions and thoughts.
So, as much as I am trying to be sympathetic to the responses that people are making to my post on “Fat Teens Can’t Hunt” I think that it’s gotten to a point where I need to address and clarify where I’m coming from so people stop thinking I’m some stupid tart having a good laugh at the expense of overweight people.
I’ve definitely fallen to pressure before, I think we all have at some point in our lives, … continue reading this entry.
“As an actress, they pay me not to eat…” – Marcia Cross, ‘Desperate Housewives’
VH1 recently came out with a list of celebrities who in recent years made headlines not by how talented they are but rather by the massive amounts of weight they dropped in a short period of time. Celebs are often scrutinized and under speculation by the media for having eating disorders or drug problems – but considering the pressure of being in an extremely image-conscious public, being skinny is more than just a trend for most celebrities, it has become an obsession.
VH1’s 20 Skinniest Celebs:
I remember watching a documentary over Thanksgiving break on HBO called THIN. The documentary was previewed on People Magazine’s Website and followed the lives of anorexic and bulimic girls in their recovery to becoming healthy. The pressures to staying thin are ever increasing and with pro-ana and pro-mia websites, it’s hard to not think about what lengths these girls go to to look like their favorite models/celebrities. Thinspiration is often a word thrown around in the world of eating disorders, and the celebrities that are role models are often victims of eating disorders themselves. People magazine devoted a cover story to the subject – claiming that “Drastic thinness has become the beauty ideal – and it’s having an alarming effect on girls everywhere”. It seems that the pressure put on celebrities carries the notion that whoever is thinner gets the job. … continue reading this entry.
In 2004 the clothing company Old Navy began offering the ‘Women’s Plus’ line of clothing (up to size 26) in its stores. Out of the blue last week, Old Navy decided to remove the plus-sized clothing from its shelves and to only make them available online. … continue reading this entry.