Disclaimer: I am not currently, nor have I ever been a fan of Britney Spears' music or lifestyle. (ok, so one time before I got my Ipod, I was totally jamming to this song at the gym only to find out later that it was hers.)
Have you heard all the drama over Britney Spears' performance at the VMA's. There was a headline on Yahoo the other day about how awful her body looked. Of course, I eagerly clicked the link, hoping to see Britney's out of shape mom body thereby feeling a little better about my own. This is a sample of what I found. I was sorely disappointed and instead of feeling better, I felt worse.
Now, I fully understand the personal ramifications of wanting to glory in someone else's misfortune, but let's overlook my wrongdoing for a moment. Maybe I am jaded by my own self-image, but I thought she looked damn good for recently having two kids and a meltdown. The press, however, made her out to be huge and a gross display of someone who has let themselves go...what does that say about the rest of us? I know she's a celebrity and held to a higher standard, but come on!!
I don't personally care if Britney Spears is attacked for her body - I guess if you choose to flaunt it...but I definitely care about the message being sent to every woman who read that description only to find a picture of a body they'd love to have.