The Wax Museum
This has been all over the celebrity blogosphere the last couple of days, but we just can’t resist a chance to rag on that entitled bitch, Gwyneth Paltrow.
Foregoing the fact that she looks like a ’70s porn star in this picture, we can’t get over how damn photoshopped she looks. It’s like the celebrity machine isn’t even trying anymore. They’re openly plasticizing celebrities to ridiculously unrealistic extremes now.
Dear Hollywood, NEWSFLASH: people have pores and the public already knows that! I mean, come on. We know what Gwyneth looks like and she doesn’t look remotely like that. NO ONE does. When was it decided that “beauty” means wax-like skin and blurred edges?
Sure, Hollywood’s always been about presenting unrealistically beautiful people to the public. That tone was set all the way back in the ’30s by George Hurrell. Still, we can’t help thinking this goes far beyond the airbrushing and trick lighting he pioneered. Now we’re at the point where removing ribs is commonplace.
For a sobering slap of reality, take a look at this site. Go to “portfolio” and roll your mouse over the celebrity of your choosing. EDIT: Looks like a lot of people have been linking to it because the bandwidth has been exceeded on the site. Here are a couple pics we’ve snagged:
(Photos: iWanex Studio)