December 07, 2007
So just after turning 26, Britney is back in the spotlight. A week ago, while out celebrating her birthday, Britney partied with friend Paris Hilton, but now the two don't seem to be on very good terms. Britney is now threatening to release a video featuring Paris Hilton in a compromising position with another woman, questioning her sexuality. Unless Paris agrees to stop being rude to Britney and her entourage, Britney plans to release the tape. It's going to be another catfight. I wonder what Paris could have done to Britney to make Britney so upset, but whatever it may be, I'm sure we'll be hearing more about it later on. It seems as if friendships don't last very long in Tinsel Towm.
Maybe Britney is jealous of Paris and is just trying to bring her down. After all, Britney has a lot of personal issues to deal with herself. It has been recently reported that Britney Spears will be replaced by a body double in her nude photo shoot for Blender Magazine. The magazine apparently thinks that Britney is “too out of shape” and plans to replace her body with a double. The magazine plans to use a “more in shape” model in place of Britney's body and an ad has been published in search of appropriate models. Britney may not be as in shape as she was before, but is really necessary to get a body double? Britney is definitely not overweight and her physique is now more like that of an average woman. By putting her real self on the magazine, it shows the public that it's ok if you're not stick thin and that it's normal. I agree that the old Britney had a better body and was more attractive, but the Britney now has had two kids and is more real than the pop princess we use to know. Here's Britney now
and Britney then
Which picture displays what the average person looks like? I wish that Britney's body was the typical physique but it's not, so we should instead try to embrace what we have. Since so many people look towards celebrities to set their standards of beauty, celebrities should initiate the change by asking magazine companies to show them as who they really are- without all the airbrushing and body doubles. I don't see the point of a magazine featuring a celebrity when they're actually using someone else's body instead. It is also probably quite humiliating for Britney to be asked to agree to a body double. Hopefully the public image of women will change in the future and lead to a more diverse definition of beauty.
Posted by jasminez at December 7, 2007 03:50 PM