Welcome to my refreshed Monday Peeve! Unburden yourself of an annoyance and you’ll feel better afterward. Or not. Complain in my comments or crab in your own post. Doesn’t have to be on a Monday. You do you.
I know I’ve ranted about celebs before, but this time I’m peeving about their critics, specifically the media’s gasping over a celeb who has the audacity to age. HOW DARE THEY! The latest celeb under attack is none other than Tom Cruise, who had the nerve to show up in public recently sporting some weight gain and hair loss. Yep, the dude is about my age (60) and no matter how much money you pour into beauty treatments, eventually you will look older regardless. The media can’t bear it. They go on about the fact that Tom looks SO DIFFERENT. Hello, it’s called normal biology, so get a grip. It’s despicable how “journalists” gleefully post the worst pics of a celeb they can find in order to rattle on about how much they’ve changed, as if somehow movie stars are superhuman. Nope. They wrinkle up just like the rest of us, though it sometimes takes them longer due to plastic surgery, etc. I almost feel sorry for the older celebs, but then I think nah who cares. They can buy themselves a new house in consolation.
However, the problem trickles down to the rest of us with this hammering away that the only acceptable way to exist as a human, not to mention finding a romantic partner, is to be young and dewy-skinned, slim and gym-buffed, with fabulously thick and shiny hair. Most people don’t fit this description, ever.
Image altered from the original at Pixabay.
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