Stars without perfection-madness
Recently, Julia Witt, director of the Berlin Senator's Office for Economics, held a lecture with me on the topic "How do we get out of the Angelina Jolie trap?". While I was more about the psychological side, Julia talked about the influence of the media on our perfection-compulsion - here 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 the friend of damaging paparazzi photos, but such an action can be much more figurative than all the talk of "stars are only human" to help us to understand just that: that stars are just human. Presumably, this professional group also serves exactly this Schadenfreude need - where the photos below are not real paparazzi shots but satirical alienation.
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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