Don’t Get Blogged Down
Did you hear that the Justin Bieber Calvin Klein ads were um…enhanced? His biceps and…um…underwear, were enlarged to give us the ad we all take a second look at on billboards. Another unbelievable account of Photoshop portraying a perfect body image that isn’t at the peak of perfection, because that’s what we expect from our celebrities: perfection.
These are our last grip on royalty, our own demi-gods given to us as gifts who encourage us to BE better and BUY better. To rob them of the illusion of perfection only hurts the ones who worship them; religion is lost and so is hope. To desecrate the image of Justin Bieber is sacrilege. Hasn’t he suffered enough? A talent who has been under a microscope for every pizza he eats, every person he punches, and every bucket he pees into.
I think Jusitn Bieber stands for the injustice men face on a daily basis. We tell them to be strong, then make them listen to Indigo Girls and Enya, and then chastise them when they start showing feelings. We tell them we want to make the same wage as they do but we don’t consider that we also expect them to pay for our dinner and drinks, which would, in some cases, decrease their average wage to below ours. We expect them to be the protectors and providers but then get mad if they work late or if they get jealous when we get sexy texts from our male friends.
Men have gotten a raw deal throughout history. They have been used as the scapegoat for all life’s problems, when we all have admitted that behind every great man is a WOMAN! That’s right; they have been treated like puppets all these years, particularly white males. The butt of all the jokes, the ones forced to run companies and build cities AND expected to remember to pick up more toilet paper on their way home! This madness must stop! Find a white male today and tell them you are sorry for the way the world has treated them. We can change the world one Caucasian at a time.
For you who’s blood pressure has risen and you are seething with every fibre of your being…please take a breath and read the title of this blog post one more time.
About the Author
Stephanie Herrera is a comedian, writer, producer, teacher, singer, actor, mother of 4, and shallow philosopher. She runs the Durham Improv & Acting Studio in Oshawa, Canada, is a professor at Durham and Fleming Colleges, and is an award winning performer. www.durhamimprov.com / www.stephanieherrera.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / (647) 899-3342 Durham Improv Group and Business pages can be found on Facebook and follow @durhamimprov & @antimommy