Saturday, August 8, 2009

Kelly Clarkson is human.

Wait. What?

Yeah, Kelly Clarkson is a human, normal woman in a maddened, image-driven, body obsessed industry. It's a huge shock. So why is this ground breaking news???

Kelly Clarkson looks curiously thin on the cover of "Self Magazine"!

"We're shocked! It's a "positive body image" issue! She shouldn't be airbrushed on the cover!"

Self magazine admits it did airbrush the singer, but no more than they do every other cover model. The editor-in-chief argued, "Our picture shows her confidence and beauty."

Um, this happens every freaking day. Women's magazines are constantly telling us to be "empowered" and at the same time, "lose 10 pounds in two weeks!" and check out the "top ten ways to drive your man wild in bed!" and airbrushing the crap out of all the models so we all feel like crap about ourselves and want to buy all the products and magazines and other shit we're supposed to consume (except for food, unless it's diet food of course) to make ourselves into this impossible ideal of what we are SUPPOSED to look like, even though the CELEBRITIES don't even look like that.

Okay, three cheers for the longest run-on sentence EVER. I just had to get that out.

Oh, and also... the photo shows her "confidence and beauty"?? So, women are only confident and beautiful if they're thin as you photoshop them to be? Ass-hats!!!! She's confident and beautiful all the time, and you people are pieces of shit.

It reminds me of what they did to Kate Winslet. Remember this beauty of a photoshop botch job?

She was FURIOUS. Kate's always been one of those fabulous celebrities who has been proud of her curvier body and the fact that GQ shrunk her down to a size 2 was unacceptable. Why do photo editors think they have the right to change someone's entire body?? It's garbage, crap and totally ridiculous.

It pisses me off.

Carry on.

~J :)


Fat[free]Me said...

It pisses me off too (but I secretly would love to be able to do it to my own photos)!

I would also buy a magazine that tells me how to get my man to do 10 things to send me wild in bed!

Actually, I don't buy any of those magazines, they are all sexist ageist rubbish.

Now I am all ranty!

~Kristen~ said...

Two words ... HERE HERE!!!!!

M said...

Dont forget how magazines also tell us to "go green" and how good it is for the environment and the planet, all the while, using up millions of pieces of paper to print their eco saving magazine.

Carlos said...

well said

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you. It's so insulting! To Kelly (who rocks, no matter what her size), and to us readers!
This really pisses me off! Too bad cos I usually like Self.

Anonymous said...

Oh and the one mag I subscribe to is BUST magazine. It completely rocks!!

Roxanne said...

I see Kate's real body in the reflection of the mirror. Not bad. Not bad at all. Go Kate!

Roxanne said...

I don't know about the rest of you, but I avoid those magazines like the plague, and barely allow them into the periphery of my consciousness. Feels a lot better.

South Beach Steve said...

This is a real irritant to me. I, for one, think Kate looks far better as she is than as a rail. Unfortunately, the folks publishing these magazines have a great amount of influence over what their readers think. It is as if we, as a society, cannot think on our own.

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Wow...that doesn't even LOOK like Kate Winslet!