[Left to right: Drew Barrymore, Tyra Banks, and Sara Ramirez.]
After airing those Douchebag oTY contestants, here are some mad props – to an unlikely sort of crowd, the commentariat at Spike TV.
Nick Coles dropped this little flight of douchewhimsy last week, “The Top 7 Butterbodies“. Coles called out Salma Hayek, Mandy Moore, Liv Tyler, and Tyra Banks for being “frumpy”, “pudgy”, and “blubbery”, and for “letting themselves go”:
“If you are rich and famous, there is no excuse for being a butterbody. It’s your job to look fit and hot. Celebrities are not like normal people. […]
[Barrymore] says she basically lives on carbs and eats whatever she wants. As a bonafide star, Drew cannot do this. Otherwise every hot woman in Hollywood will adopt a similar mentality and the world will be void of super thin, super hot women.[…]
[Hayek’s] only saving grace is her magnificent breasts. The extra weight she gained has gone directly to her breasts, and it is glorious. [Ed: She’s breastfeeding, you twonk.]
[Ferrera] basically gives women an excuse to be fat.[…]
His readers are not amused. Vocally. And at length. And I salute them.
The slight attenuation of my madproppishness is due to the fact that most (though not all) of the comments centre around “They ARE SO hot, loser!” rather than “How about not valuing women purely by their physical appearance at all, folks?” but hey, I’m taking what antisizeist crumbs I can.
I’ve got another blokes-calling-sexist-blokes-out post in the works. I’m not so often into the gratuitous and immoderate cookie-bestowal, but hey, we’re still within a month of Christmas, and I’m feeling the goodwill. What examples of this phenomenon have you noticed lately?
via After Ellen.
Categories: gender & feminism