January 11, 2005

Capitalizing on being a bitch

     If you didn't already know (and I'm quite sure that most of you do), I really hate reality TV (all of it), and though this is true, a good portion of the pop-culture that springs from this shit trickles down to me (well... technically up to me...). The point being that I've heard of one Amarosa (not sure if I've spelled her name right, but I don't give a shit), and recently I've noticed her in several Burger King commercials. Now, normally it doesn't bother me when someone has sold out, but it depends on what they sold out on. For example, it doesn't bother me when...
     Lance Armstong sells out. Why? Two reasons: 1) The guy has to make money some way (you can't exactly live off of winning sporting events), and when you win a lot of championships the way you make your money is by getting sponsors and being in advertisments. 2) The second time he sold out was for a good cause, and so it's not nessecarily a "bad" thing. Now here's when it does bother me that someone sells out...
     From what I understand, Amarosa is a bitch. Not only is she a bitch, she's such a bitch that basically everyone thinks she's a bitch. But the fact that she was able to capatalize on the fact that she's one of the most recognized bitches on the planet bothers me. Hell, it pisses me off! WHY ARE WE SAYING THAT BEING RECOGNIZABLE BY ANY MEANS IS A GOOD THING?! By allowing Amarosa to get an advertising deal with Burger King seems to project the image: "If you can be recognized by a good hunk of America, regardless of how much you degrade yourself to do so, you can be rich and famous!" It's almost as bad as the image projected by shows like "The Swan" where they seem to say: "Beautiful is happy!" My sister commented on it recently saying that they had gone back to one of the older contestants and done an interview and she said something along the lines of: "I'm happier than I've ever been in my life!" Which seems to project this image onto... well all of America that beauty is happiness. But truth be told that means that she was sad for superficial reasons before and she's happy for superficial reasons now.
     I guess that truth be told we've always been a shallow people, but it just seems that recently we've been getting even more shallow. We seem to scream out: "Being beautiful is all that's important! Keep working at it!" And all that does is make America mad at ourselves and depressed about the few of us who are considered "beautiful." Why should we care weather or not we have the perfect hair, the giant boobs, the tiny waist?! Sure, it's important to stay in shape (we're the most overweight nation on the planet! And that's NOT something to be proud of.), but to say that you should be starving yourself and getting tons of plastic surgery is a different matter. So goddamnit America! Shape up! But do it with EXCERCISE not DIET.
     In other news I've added a few more quotes to the random description at the top of my blog, if you care, and I'm learning some more PHP to help bring around those changes I was talking about in kitkorp. Anyway, that's about all the news for today...

Posted by Kickmyassman at January 11, 2005 10:24 PM

Amarosa?? Who is that??
(I am serious :-P)

Posted by: Cavalkaf at January 11, 2005 10:45 PM

I don't know who that specific person is, but yeah, i see what you're saying, and i agree with you completely.

Posted by: Ben at January 12, 2005 04:32 AM

She's someone from the Apprentice. That's about all I know.

Posted by: kit at January 12, 2005 06:41 AM

Her name is Omarosa (but I guess you don't give a shit), and I agree with you. Bitch all the way. Apprentice has gone downhill very rapidly and all I watch in the way of reality TV now is Amazing Race. And, BTW, Kit, you were right--Obnoxious boss really sucked after the first episode.

Posted by: Eric at January 12, 2005 11:10 AM

Well done, my friend, well done. I agree 100%. People who have to cheat nature just so they can project a superficial image is bothersome, HIGHLY bothersome.

Posted by: Andrew at January 12, 2005 08:34 PM

I too agree, although I do watch reality TV (it's so damn entertaining!!!) I see kit's point. I personally am excersizing and trying to stay in shape NATURALLY. This way, I can look back on today a coupla years from now and feel like I earned my health and good shape, not like I plunked down some cashola and bought a new body. There's a real merit to working for something, and most of America seems to have forgotten that. Maybe that's why the mainstream is so concerned with the easy way to do things, and not learning how to do things. Nowe, just for fun, i got a counterpoint. Not that I personally believe this, but it sparks debate.

One only lives once. If one is born deformed or undesirable NOT as a result of their own actions, isn't it a service to make them look more desirable in order to allow them to live their life to the fullest?

Flame On.

Posted by: Sam at January 13, 2005 05:52 PM
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