"Paparazzi" at Radio City…

•September 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Good afternoon!

As we all know, MTV’s Video Music Awards aired on Sunday night. 

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This 3-hour long explicit yet entertaining show allowed the public to see the good and bad sides of Hollywood and the entertainment world. With that being said, how do I even begin to compare the mind blowing opening dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson, to the ridiculous and freaky portrayal of Lady Gaga covered in fake blood hanging from a rope, to Kanye’s most egotistic move yet, to Beyonce’s Single Ladies performance.

The King of Pop must be rolling over in his grave – Lady Gaga, while I find you to be extremely talented and I love dancing to your beats, I can’t get over how scary and unappealing your performance was. Kanye – In the words of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, you really are a gay fish. And Beyonce, you are not single anymore, I love your moves – but stop with the ironic lyrics. You’re wifed up and you love that Jay already put a ring on it. 

Now to the good stuff, let’s focus on the fashion- shall we? I remember when I was in middle school watching Britney Spears perform “Satisfaction”/”Oops! I Did it Again” on the VMA’s. After watching, (I was dancing at the time), I asked my mom if I could buy a costume just like that for my next competition. I can only imagine what little girls are asking their moms after they watched Lady Gaga’s performance (and all of her looks that night). She’s half naked, and she fakes death at the end. While they both wore next to nothing, at least Britney’s show was normal…

As for the rest of the outfits, Taylor Swift was a class act.

What do we think of Alessandra Ambrosio? She’s beautiful and skinny – society’s depiction of flawless. Stay tuned…

“Paparazzi” at Radio City…

•September 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Good afternoon!

As we all know, MTV’s Video Music Awards aired on Sunday night. 

beyonce_vma_2009

This 3-hour long explicit yet entertaining show allowed the public to see the good and bad sides of Hollywood and the entertainment world. With that being said, how do I even begin to compare the mind blowing opening dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson, to the ridiculous and freaky portrayal of Lady Gaga covered in fake blood hanging from a rope, to Kanye’s most egotistic move yet, to Beyonce’s Single Ladies performance.

The King of Pop must be rolling over in his grave – Lady Gaga, while I find you to be extremely talented and I love dancing to your beats, I can’t get over how scary and unappealing your performance was. Kanye – In the words of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, you really are a gay fish. And Beyonce, you are not single anymore, I love your moves – but stop with the ironic lyrics. You’re wifed up and you love that Jay already put a ring on it. 

Now to the good stuff, let’s focus on the fashion- shall we? I remember when I was in middle school watching Britney Spears perform “Satisfaction”/”Oops! I Did it Again” on the VMA’s. After watching, (I was dancing at the time), I asked my mom if I could buy a costume just like that for my next competition. I can only imagine what little girls are asking their moms after they watched Lady Gaga’s performance (and all of her looks that night). She’s half naked, and she fakes death at the end. While they both wore next to nothing, at least Britney’s show was normal…

As for the rest of the outfits, Taylor Swift was a class act.

What do we think of Alessandra Ambrosio? She’s beautiful and skinny – society’s depiction of flawless. Stay tuned…

Real problems in a high pressured society

•September 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I have decided to focus my blog on the immense pressures that society has placed on the world regarding body image and appearance. My audience will mostly be targeted to college students, since we are being “trained” for the real world and will have to know how to deal with this pressure as we get older. I have also chosen college students because this is the time where we join clubs, sororities, fraternities, etc. and there is always some sort of competition factor, whether we realize this or not.

Society’s Depiction of “Looking Good” vs. Reality

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This is a real problem that has led to catastrophic effects on people throughout the world. These effects have including serious mental issues associated with eating disorders that can eventually lead to death. 

The problem starts as soon as the innocent, 13-year-old girl picks up a magazine portraying her favorite celebrity that looks a certain way. The pressure to be skinny even affects celebrities themselves, who frequently enter rehabilitation facilities.

I feel as though by starting this blog, in addition to campaigns like Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty and Khloe Kardashian for Fur? I’d Rather Go Naked, I can make people more aware that the emaciated look of these high fashion models who are depicted on the covers of magazines are not ideal examples of beauty and perfection, contrary to what they are supposed to be representing and how the media interprets this.

 
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