Just got my email notification for my Snarkfest Google alerts. Only this one wasn't about anything I'd written. No, this one was about the firestorm that Kim Novak's face caused on Twitter. Check out the brief story on the Washington Post's site, then come back here. I'll wait.
All caught up? Good. Now, I don't normally hyphenate my blog title, but hey, if WaPo wants to hyphenate me, who am I to argue? But seriously, this year's Oscar presentation was apparently the Night of the Living Plastic Surgery Victims. Did you SEE Kim Novak?? Liza Minelli? Goldie Hawn? Seriously, awful. If Bruce Jenner or Kenny Rogers showed up, I was switching over to The Walking Dead where I'd see actors playing zombies rather than the alternative. Honestly, YUCK! I showed before and after images to 16 and she was horrified! "Why do people DO that to themselves??"
Vanity can be an ugly thing. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not totally against plastic surgery to correct things that some might consider imperfections. Babies born with cleft palates, burn victims, etc. Things like that, yeah, I'm totally for fixing. But what in the hell are people thinking when they have so many surgeries done that they look NOTHING like they used to?? I honestly did NOT recognize Liza Minelli until they mentioned her by name. And my first thought? No way, really??? Ew, what happened?? And that little blue streak in her hair? Maybe that would work for her granddaughter, but come on, Liza, accept your age and do it gracefully. Maggie Smith, Dame Judy Dench, hell even Meryl Streep are all beautiful older women. YOU, on the other hand, are a joke. A caricature of your former self. You too, Goldie. You were stunning! But you felt the need to fight nature, and now you LOOK like you're fighting nature. It's painfully OBVIOUS to the rest of the free world that you've paid to change your looks, and while you're TRYING to look like you did 15-20 years ago, truth is, you look NOTHING like that. Now you look like shit.
Why can't folks be happy with who they are and what they look like? I've fought a battle with my weight for years. I hate my body. I'm trying to change it. But I'm trying to do it for health reasons. I'm not doing it to look younger or prettier. I've accepted that my freckles are with me til the end. I've accepted that I'm 5'1" and will never have long, luscious legs. I'll make them more muscular with running, but they are never gonna be lean and pretty. But my face is who I am, it's what people know. And I wouldn't ever consider having botox injections or tucks or implants. I like who I am overall, imperfections included.
Just because people HAVE the money to change the way they look doesn't mean they SHOULD change the way they look. In my opinion, they should donate the money they would use for plastic surgery to folks that have no control over their looks due to fire, accident, etc., or Operation Smile or another charitable organization that helps folks. That's just my 2 cents.
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