I was out of town this weekend unexpectedly (and it was awesome) so I didn’t get a post together for today. Instead, I’ll recommend Weetabix’s post over at Elastic Waist about Halle Berry and Kirstie Alley:
Here’s a picture of Kirstie Alley exiting a restaurant, but what’s striking is the commentary: the anonymous writer has snarky theories on what might be going into Kirstie’s mouth and imagines that Kirstie must be ashamed of herself, then comes right out and says that they do not approve of her current state of fatness and advises her to go to the gym. WTF?
In contrast, there’s Halle Berry’s traditional “Wow, she just had a baby six weeks ago” post. A pseudo-envious post-pregnancy update such as this in the tabloid blogs is, as far as I can tell, the female celebrity version of winning an Oscar. But where is the speculation on her food intake? What about questioning her gym attendance? What about the moral judgment on how she might have cared more about getting red carpet ready than caring for her daughter? Nope, Halle just gets lots of envy. Imagine that.
They Halle link doesn’t seem to be working, but the Kirstie one is. Feel free to talk about it here or there, and I’ll be back with my regularly scheduled posts tomorrow!
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