Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Damn Celebrities

I noticed a scary trend at the party on Friday. At first I couldn't put my finger on it. I didn't know what it was.

There were a few ladies there with a certain look about them. It was different, and I had seen it before, but I didn't know where.

Then I realized. Botox. It was that frightened, frozen, only my mouth will move in this Joker-esk type smile. The look that prevails on shows like Desperate Housewives (well, Teri Hatcher at least).

I live in the Midwest For F*ck's Sake. If people here are doing it, it is probably to late to do anything about it, as it is rampant throughout the country.

Then I started to worry. The celebrities have made tackier things fashionable then a frozen face. Take, for instance, grown people carrying around accessories with Hello Kitty on them. Look at Paris Hilton for f*ck's sake. If the damn celebrities would stop inviting her to parties, maybe she would just go away.

You can always hear women making catty comments about fashion choices. "Can you BELIEVE she wore those shoes?" or "That poncho was so last season." What if our catty little comments start sounding like "Oh my god! Did you see her forehead?? It totally MOVED!!!"

Celebrities have made many horrid things cool, like *insert religious person or political figure* is my homeboy/homegirl T-shirts. It'd be a hell of a lot easier for them to make the "Botoxed look" cool then to just grow old and let the younger generation take over.

Be afraid...Be very afraid...

9 comments:

rancette said...

Angelina while having problems of her own, said something to the effect that growing old is beautiful. Then she went on to say that scars are beautiful and are a reflection of living life. Well, to a certain degree it's good to embrace getting older instead of being afraid of it. I think Botox is Bollocks.

MR Hester said...

kj - I don't find anything wrong with having a few wrinkles and can assure you that I've earned every single one of mine, especially the laugh lines. Now breast augmentation, that's another subject entirely.

rancette said...

*Angelina Jolie. I can't believe I forgot to type "Jolie". Sorry. ;)

Strawberrie-Shortcake said...

Botox is Hogwash! Wrinkles appear where smiles have once been. I can say this because I am in my mid-20's. At 40 I aim to have my thighs sucked, my tummy tucked, breast perked and wrinkles jerked. F*** growing old gracefully. I will fight it every step of the way!

kj4ever said...

Welcome Strawberry...

I don't have any wrinkles. Not even fine lines, as my family seems to have really resiliant DNA towards that kind of thing, so maybe it is easy for me to bitch about botox.

It still looks weird. It has a "look" to it that creeps me out.

Pink Poppy said...

You are SOOO right. I think I was probably blessed in the genes department, as well. However, I am far from perfect. Yet I have never once considered plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is BIG in our neighborhood. But so is Prozac.

I don't begrudge those who seek to change parts of their bodies that they are unhappy with...to a degree. I am a big believer that "lookism" is alive and well. However, Botox seems SOOO overboard to me. I am growing VERY wary of those who walk around with shiny foreheads. I think that it's a sure sign of deep insecurities and I learned a long time ago to smile and be friendly to insecure people. Then RUN!!! Harsh as it sounds, I keep my distance from women AND men with shiny foreheads....

princessr9 said...

Botox is scary. I don't think I'll mind the wrinkles, when I get them. I think I was blessed with good genetics. What drives me up the wall is the gray hair I've been dying since I was sixteen.

Annie said...

I call it the "I wanna be like Barbie" syndrome. Maybe they should come out with middle-aged Barbie and give her a few wrinkles. Ha Ha Ha Ha..

Rich Rosenthal II said...

And I think they are handing out free trips to the breast enhancment surgeons too. Or maybe its the other way around get one free botox injection with every implant.