Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Hollywood has had a long standing love affair with what they deem attractive, particularly with thin women. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and there is no wrong or right answer when it comes to taste. Many people for example find Keira Knightley attractive. I on the other hand would want to invite her over to my in laws for a Sunday Italian lunch feast in the hopes she can put on a few pounds.

What I have a problem with is when some Hollywood Elsewhere writer calls Amy Schumer chubby, she is a size 6. 

“With Trainwreck, director Judd Apatow is once again introducing a chubby, whipsmart, not conventionally attractive, neurotically bothered female comic to a mass audience”. Since when has a size 6 ever been considered chubby ? You judge for yourself.

If this is chubby, well I still have a chance to be the Prime Minister of Canada. How does this writer feel that he has the right to call this actress chubby ? It’s scary to think that he has a platform in which to share his morally bankrupt opinion. In the process, he is brainwashing every single young girl that doubts if she is pretty enough or thin enough.

I sometimes wonder at what point did we go wrong as a society. Why do we judge beauty by what we see on TV or the big screen ? We need to think long and hard about this to make sure that this generation of young girls grow up with positive influences. We need to make sure that they feel that they are all beautiful in their own individual way and that their quality of character comes before anything else.

A final message to whoever wrote that review in the Hollywood Elsewhere: The damage that you can inflict with words is irrevocable. You have the responsibility to use it wisely and for the greater good of humanity.



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