Headlines That Made Me Laugh and Then Question My Priorities
Okay, I have to admit the fact that body parts @JLosNipple and @Angiesrightleg now have Twitter accounts is hilarious! But I’m kind of over it, especially now that’s it’s been the trending topic on all the news shows and headlines. Why are we so fascinated?
Also, I was trying to do some work earlier this week with the news on and kept hearing, “Coming up Kim Kardashian without make-up", then on my computer headline-”Kim tweets in bra make-up free photo”. So of course I clicked on it. It was a shot of her taking a photo of herself in a mirror in a sports bra.
Who cares? Well obviously I do because I got sucked into the headline as well, but why?
What bothered me most wasn’t that it was just on the entertainment sites and shows, but it made headlines everywhere-from local news to the Huffington Post to international business journals. On the entertainment shows they spent way too much air time on how she manages to look as sexy as ever “au natural” and no one bothered to mention that she totally has makeup on. At least that’s what it looks like to me, maybe not the glam lashes and heavy liner, but definitely make up. If you think I’m a hater I’m not. I think she is very pretty with and without makeup, but why all this emphasis on the no makeup and spending quality air time debating on how good she looks without any and presenting such a false image.
You could say I’m guilty too, by even writing this post and spending time on this topic, but what it made me reflect on is not about the Kardashians, but what is it inside us that makes us care about these superficial things when there are so many important issues going on in the world. And how the media is giving us exactly what we want or what we tell them we want by giving trivial things so much attention. Working in news I struggled with this topic all the time.
I know it’s fun. It’s like an escape instead of reality. I read some tabloids at the salon too, but I notice more and more this type of useless information is not just in the entertainment section, but part of our everyday media diet and it makes me question my priorities. Most of us care about what we put into are bodies, but what about what we put into our minds.
I love pop culture and entertainment, but my concern is that what we consider important is shifting and the more people focus on certain things it then becomes even more a part of our culture and our social conversation. Maybe I’ll ask Angelina’s leg for an opinion. What do you think?