NOTE: We had to take the photo in question down (image rights issue) but you can see it here and continue to discuss. Sowwy!
Kim Kardashian isn’t known for covering up, so this photograph of her trying on a burqa in Dubai is … weird … to say the least. There’s at least one other photo of Kim and her mom Kris Jenner walking down a Dubai street while Kris is wearing a veil, which I assume was her trying to be respectful of Muslim customs. (However, Dubai is a very modern city and other women in the photograph, including Kim, aren’t veiled.) Yet I feel sort of uncomfortable about Kim trying on a burqa — I assume “for fun” — when the face-covering veil is forced on women in other parts of the world, like Afghanistan. Maybe I’m overthinking this, though. What do you think? [Celebuzz] Keep reading »
No woman in this day and age is exempt from the overwhelming pressure to be whippet thin. Most popular depictions of females and femininity are marked by protruding clavicles, razor hipbones, and legs like string beans. High fashion models of today are the worst perpetrators with many models bringing skeletons to mind. It’s no wonder that the appearance of these girls leads many people to wonder if they ever eat at all! Epicurean pleasures — my personal favorite — are lost on them. How depressing is that?
And yet a trend of sorts has arisen recently in editorial photoshoot: models enjoying food. Read on for Terry Richardson‘s photos of high fashion models stuffing their faces, followed by a couple candids of models eating food in — gasp! — real situations.
Hot indie actor Mark Ruffalo took a break from being the hottest dude at Occupy Wall Street in order to film “Thanks For Sharing” with Gwyneth Paltrow. Thank god the paparazzi exist to remind us that everyone, including Mark Ruffalo and perfectly perfect Gwyneth Paltrow, looks just ridiculous making out. [Dlisted]