Monday, January 30, 2006

Blind leading the blind?

I've been hearing alot about Pink's new video "Stupid Girl" so I decided to check it out to see what all the fuss was about. I'm not a big Pink fan (music and singer-wise) but I just thought the video was funny, and reminiscent of Eminem's schtick of all the artists who annoy him in just about all his videos.

Pink's (or is it "P!nk"?) video is simply about the chicks we constantly see in rag mags: Hilary, Paris, Jessica and "Lilo" (Lindsay) and to show how they're not good role models for little girls because they're 'stupid'. These girls only seem to be concerned with hair, tiny dogs, fashion, crash diets and crashing their cars (yeah, Lohan needs to learn how to drive). While I do agree with the those points, I thought it was also hypocritical to say that girls should get involved with sports, be outcasts and act all punk(which is what I got from the video), because that's not a good message either. I hate those girls who seemingly try to be the anti-social chick, which inlcudes attitude, black lipstick and holes throughout their bodies. Girl, what are you going to do when you have to get out there into the real world with jobs and specific dress requirements? How do they change? Or do they?

And I'm not saying don't join sports, and don't take up musical instruments because they develop personality and character blah blah blah, but also don't be stupid and follow every trend that is like "If Mary Kate's doing it, I'm doing it!" because not every trend is for everyone (for instance, I don't think yoga is for me. Seems too complicated and slow, but I suppose I should give it a shot). If anything, it's best not to go to any extreme (10 piercings on your face vs. skin so tan that you only notice the whites of your eyes) and to just not look up to anyone at all. In a celebrity-driven society as ours, it's hard not to but it'll probably takes years and years of practice of buying copies of Us Magazine before you realize how much money you've wasted and that it really doesn't matter who broke up with whom and why.

It's bad enough when little girls start mimicking their 'idols', it's even sadder when there are grown women who do it, too. I thought girls started to mature around the age of 17 or 18? So why can't those 20-, 30- and even 40-something chicks get that the bubble-gum pop style isn't for everyone? This problem can be attributed to our youth-driven culture as well. Everyone wants to be 19 again (I just turned 19 for the third time two days ago!).

In the end of all this, I blame this problem on men (because it's just too easy to, haha!). The core of all this is to get the attention of "boyz" and this is seemingly how to get their attention and to receive a positive response. I don't think I've seen one of these chicks sans a boyfriend, so there's one of my supporting arguments. So guys, I don't know what these girls do for you, but is there any substance?

Yes, I admit I check out the paparazzi pics as much as the next gal, but it's strictly online (FREE) and strictly to see what those chicks are wearing off the runways (because their stylists probably get them first and that's exciting to me). So you can say they're kinda like walking advertisements to me (I'm thinking of even changing my magazine subscription from InStyle to Vogue because InStyle has gotten to celebrity-driven).

But yes, while I hate it when people give Paris any time of day, sometimes it is a hoot to see what shameful outfit Paris is wearing to her next dentist appointment. To mentally tell myself what NOT to wear, of course. ;)


Kish the Dish said...

It's all the fault of this manocentric maleocracy!

I don't see how viewing celebrities as walking advertisements is any better. Doesn't that just make one part of a cult of consumerism, instead of a cult of celebrity?

spinderella said...

Pfft, we're all in a cult of consumerism.