OK… So here goes!!! (I feel like Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes! Actually, is he still on that show? I haven’t watched it in years…)
My husband set up my computer so that I get Google on my home page. It makes it really easy for me to read the headlines, since we stopped getting a “real paper” copy of the newspaper a few years ago. (I hope that I’m not offending anyone who works for the newspapers! It just seems that we can get all of our news online…)
Anyway, this whole Jessica Simpson thing has me fuming! I have caught my thoughts wandering recently (more than once) while watching a television show>>> wondering how the wardrobe people, the directors, and the producers could let some actresses wear clothes with no sleeves. I know that this sounds odd… I really do NOT have a hang-up about sleeveless arms! What I do have a hang-up about is seeing an actress whose elbow, wrist, and shoulder bones stick out of her skin! (Not to mention her chest bones sticking out… but that’s only if you can see them under the “natural” cleavage that seem to be the focus of the camera!)
Getting back to Jessica Simpson>>> I don’t own any of her CDs and I haven’t seen any of her television appearances or her movies but I do know who she is. Last week, I found it deplorable that she kept appearing on different outlets of the “news.” I use quotations marks on that word NEWS because, this was not a case of reporting the “news!”
She is a beautiful, young woman, and she finally looks like she is allowing herself to eat more than lettuce and carrots while running on a tread mill! This sort of “news” really concerns me! What type of message are we sending to our daughters, sisters, mothers, aunts, (etc)?!?!?
It’s difficult to believe we have television shows that feature anorexic-looking women, who are actually celebrated and dressed up to be the “babes” of the shows (That word “babes” probably really dates me!) at the same time that Jessica Simpson appears all over the place, being ridiculed and laughed at because she looks like a woman with natural curves! No wonder we have little girls in elementary schools already watching their weight. I know that we want our children to eat balanced meals, but do we really want them to be subsisting on carrots, celery, and diet pops?
Well, I feel better already! I just needed to rant and rave a little about this very important issue! I wonder how long these terrible “role models” are going to be out there… (Don’t even get me started about magazines that are supposedly WOMEN’S magazines, which feature anorexic women with their “natural” curves on the covers!)