As long time readers of this blog know, I’m a stick-in-the-mud about certain things, such as advertising. I have no problem promoting you or your photography, but it really bugs me to think of myself as advocating something I don’t believe in or know, just because I’m being paid. Every few weeks, I’m writing another meandering post about putting up advertising, blah blah blah. I know, it’s getting boring. It’s just that I consider what’s on the page as ON THE PAGE, and I find it difficult not connecting the two. A few weeks ago, I made fun of a huge Burger King advertisement on all of the blogs with BlogHer ads. I like Burger King. And maybe you do, too. I just don’t want to see you complaining about the obesity of America when you are pocketing from the promotion.
There was a lot of buzz yesterday about these photos of Jennifer Love Hewitt that showed up on TMZ, mocking her because the now size 2 actress was supposedly “fat.” Here’s a photo of her ass.
Frankly, I would have no problem holding that ass.
Most of the buzz about this non-topic revolved around the nasty reader comments on the site, like “Looks like somebody needs to do some jogging….BADLY!!” or sleazy TMZ’s sarcastic headlines, making jokes about “I Know Where She ATE last summer.” Of course, being me, what I most noticed on the site were all the advertisements on the sidebar– from ATT, the Los Angeles Times, and others. It’s a free country, TMZ is very successful, and it is owned by Time Warner. It is smart to advertise with TMZ. However, I now consider ATT and the Los Angeles Times as advocates of unhealhy body images for women, and the mocking of anyone over a size 0. Hey, they are the ones PAYING for this type of crap to be put on the internet.
So, I don’t feel bad at all saying that the Los Angeles Times hates people with bigger than size zero asses. “That’s ridiculous!” you might say. I don’t. You wanted me to notice your advertisment, LA Times. And I did. So, I consider this an endorsement of the content on the page. I bet you that your ass isn’t as nice as Jennifer’s anyway.
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