Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Damn You Skinny (or Fat) Alert™:
The National Enquirer rags on many celebrities for not being perfect, except for one.

Publication: National Enquirer
Date: 17 May 2010

The Flagship has one of those cover stories with a bunch of pictures of celebrities, in this case all female, where the magazine rags on their flaws. Almost everyone is too skinny or too fat, but one woman is considered nearly perfect. There are a couple of "guess who?" pictures, but I hate those so I didn't open the rag to find out and I make it a point not to do so in these circumstances. Here the people who had names attached to their pictures.

Way too skinny: Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan
Scary muscles: Madonna
Way too fat: Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey
Just about perfect: Beyoncé Knowles

5 comments:

susan s. said...

Has there been a male in the Way too Fat category since Marlon Brando died? A couple of the Baldwin Brothers could be and also Way to Creepy. I know, you only report the Headlines.

Matty Boy said...

There are several rock stars who went to way too fat. Jerry Garcia, David Crosby, Steven Stills are three examples. Besides the Baldwins, I'm having a hard time thinking of male movie stars who have gone through the same situation.

susan s. said...

But do they get called out on it in the Tabloids?
Of course, Elvis got a lot of Tabloid Time for his fat before and after his death. . . I forgot about him.

Matty Boy said...

The tabloids leave male musicians alone for the most part, though the Examiner and Globe will gossip about country and western stars occasionally. Garth Brooks has gotten fat, for example.

I haven't gotten around to counting, but I would expect in general, the tabloids are much more interested in women than men just in general.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Male celebrities are most certainly included in the You So Fat news, usually photographed in or near a body of water.
They love it best when a male celebrity yo-yo's.
Male You So Fat celebs include:
Val Kilmer (he's huge right now)
John Travolta
Alec Baldwin
Jack Nicholson
Bill Clinton
Quenton Tarantino
Mickey Roarke
Jeremy Piven
Chaz Bono
Drew Carey
Boy George
Michael Moore
Kevin Federline
Gary Coleman
Mel Gibson
Gerard Butler
John Goodman
a bunch of rappers I don't know