Thin is in, Really?

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Thin is in

just doesn’t seem to make sense anymore. I mean sure, Paris Hilton (at 5’6″ 115lbs. according to her arrest records from 2007, 34b-25-35) still tweets pics of herself on a regular basis, I’m not familiar with her having an anorexic past, however I could be wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time. Bluntly speaking, she was born that way, people are born all different ways. Thats just how life goes. Then you have Kim Kardashian ( self reported in her blog in 2008 at 117lbs. and a size 27 jean.) who in the news or on twitter almost constantly. Starring in her own reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” at 32 her swim suit pics actually inspire the two piece dreading women that there are other options. See a photo she tweeted in September posted by cafeMom.

Then last Wednesday Kim, as reported by Starpulse.com, is seen in Miami Florida in a pair of grey skinny jeans (above) all proud and stuff like she enjoys the attention that others might shun.

Then there’s Christina Aguilera (reports to be 105lbs. at 5’2″ 34c-25-35.) who used to be the smallest thing with a huge voice in her teens and twenties does an interview with Lucky where she say’s,

“Actually, the challenge I’ve always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage.” Aguilera also had a bit of advice for curvier girls. “Hey, if you can work it and you can own it, that confidence is going to shine through.”

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Here in a photo posted September 4, 2012 from THE INQUIISTER. A new album and judge on THE VOICE at 30 years old Christina seems to be in full swing with her career.

Then the newest booty to shake the ground around news stands can’t be ignored. Nicki Minaj (at 5’2″140lbs. 34-26-45) stormed into pop culture at her current size and has taken full advantage of it.
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It seems that big booty is in these days in a big way.
So why did Barneys and Disney do this?
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The Petition

“The petition has collected more than 137,000 signatures, including one from from Robyn Lawley, the first plus-size model to appear in Ralph Lauren ads. It includes statistics such as hospitalizations for eating disorders, which, from 1999 to 2006, rose 119 percent for children younger than 12, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Other studies report 42 percent of 1st to 3rd grade girls say they want to be thinner, and 47 percent of girls in 5th to 12th grade want to lose weight because of magazine pictures.” from The Chicago Tribune October 25, 2012|By Wendy Donahue, Tribune Newspapers See the full article here.

Brittney Spears never was an XL girl nor did she ever seem to be the anorexic type of girl either, and today as a judge on the X Factor she seems perfectly healthy and happy.

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So it makes us ask, what magazines are these girls reading?
These are not the first full figured stars, the tragic story of Anna Nicole Smith who was a Guess Jeans model and Playboy bunny at a size 12 jean. Jennifer Lopez’s career was almost entirely founded on the size of her derriere. As well as stars from the 40’s and 50’s, often featured in our colorization’s, have filled the screen with their statuesque figures. This leaves us unsure why young girls would pick out certain celebrities to emulate and not others, who seem to get the most media attention.

Really?

No really, am I wrong? With the rise of the skinny jeans (pardon the pun) and exposed thong becoming the second cleavage. The news frequently reporting underground butt enhancements gone wrong, I mean injecting cement and silicone into your rear end seems desperate to me, just so you can have junk in your trunk.  From the Thong Song to Badunk-a-dunk the past couple of decades have became infatuated with the size of the female back side, not the super skinny models that fill the catwalks of New York, Paris and Milan.

Please Leave A Comment and let me know what You think is going on. -Rev James B Jones

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3 thoughts on “Thin is in, Really?

  1. Really interesting post. But, thin still is in, I think, from a political standpoint; not even pop-culture. I mean, obviously obesity and childhood obesity are clearly unwanted; thin is generally assumed to be “healthier.” Still this is a unique look on a topic that people tend to jump to conclusions about. I was anorexic, and now I’m not “thin” but I wouldn’t call myself “fat” either. The difference, though, is that I feel fat & endlessly dissatisfied with myself even when I do all that I can to be healthy and “pure.”

    1. Thank You For the reply Laura,
      Your opinion is appreciated. You do have a valid point, politically, healthier life styles are heavily promoted. All though I feel main stream media has been exploiting larger women for their breast size or booty while trying to persuade you to be thinner. Somewhere there’s a contradiction. If big breast and booty drive mainstream media, then why do young girls want to be look Vouge models, who never appear in current music video’s or pop culture. Thanks, The Rev.

  2. Thanks for your comment Laura,
    You are right, childhood obesity is not only a problem, but something our nation has to deal with.
    While the Media glorifies women with junk in the trunk, fashion magazines portray skinny girls as icons. The only way for a girl to be comfortable in her own body, and fuze her passion with her fashion, is to find what’s she’s passionate about.And be true to herself.
    Rev James b Jones

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