Tabloids are shaming celebrities for their ‘wrinkly knees’ now. Body-policing has reached peak idiocy.
Hey, you! You at the computer.
That cardigan you’re wearing today really flaunts the shape of your elbows. And that hair you’ve got on your head? It flashes your trim, pert little ears.
But the skirt you’re wearing definitely reveals your saggy old calves and, well… as far as your ankles go, that pair of shoes leaves NOTHING to the imagination and also shows off every wrinkle. (Now go get some foot-lypo, you attention-seeking exhibitionist.)
Just like Elle MacPherson’s poor, poor knees.
It seems ridiculous to speak like that about women’s appearance in the real world, doesn’t it? Well — that’s the kind of treatment celebrities are subjected to every day by tabloids and gossip sites.
Looking at these shiny, shouty entertainment pages, you’d be forgiven for thinking that women never just wear a crop top, but rather “show off their toned mid-section and perky cleavage.’ Or that they don’t just go to the gym; instead, they ‘furiously battle to get their pre-baby body back’.
And make no mistake — according to these sites, women are incapable of just wearing shorts to combat the heat; instead, they ‘step out in cheeky micro mini shorts that flash their pert posteriors’ or perhaps, they opt to ‘put on a leggy parade’.
Take these, for instance (post continues after gallery):