Stars without perfection-madness
Julia Witt, head of the Berlin Senator's Office for Economic Affairs, recently gave a lecture with me on the topic "How do we get out of the Angelina Jolie trap?" held. While I was more concerned with the psychological side, Julia spoke about the influence of the media on our compulsion to perfect - here is her review.
For example Angelina Jolie, but also many other stars: these seem to us to be the symbol of the perfect man: smart, beautiful, successful in the job, children, travel, dream man - and always freshly pepped out of the egg. And it is precisely in women that they desire to emulate this ideal image.
Fat men do not make career, fat women!
In her column, TAZ editor Julia Seeliger has just aptly written about the absurdities of the slimming delusion - and also explains how the slimming picture also affects the career prospects: And furthermore, slim is beautiful. A fat man can point his finger at the fat woman without being blamed. A fat man can make a career well, a fat woman has a hard time
David Beckham in Oklahoma?
The more exciting I found the unfortunately no longer existing site PlanetHiltron.com, which apparently pursued the question: What would happen if the celebrated and glamorous stars were normal people and lived, for example, in Oklahoma?
If they did not have a personal trainer, personal assistant, fashion designer, time for four hours of sports a day, money for Botox injections or top stylists, etc., then many of them would probably look like the normal average American.
Paparrazi photos serve the pleasure of hurt
Now I tend not to be a friend of damaging paparazzi photos, but such an action can help a lot more figuratively than all the talk about “Stars are just people” so that we understand exactly that: Stars are just people. This professional group probably also serves precisely this need for malicious pleasure - although the photos below are not real paparazzi shots but satirical alienations.
The perfection with which the photos shown below have been distorted, gives an idea of what is technically possible today - also to present us people who appear to be perfectly looking in glossy magazines. Only one thing has to be criticized again, because it serves all stereotypes: that the women were almost all made thicker.
By the way: Since the original page no longer exists: The photos I found here.
by Tom Cruise
Sahra Jessica Parker
Victoria and David Beckham
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