Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So Megan Fox Isn't Perfect Then?

Apparently there was a super bowl ad with Megan Fox in a bathtub, and apparently they used a "thumb double" because apparently Megan Fox has a club thumb. All kinds of people are in an uproar because they didn't just use her real thumb and people are actually calling on the company (Motorola maybe?) for an apology.

Are you fucking kidding me? It's a thumb. I didn't know anything was wrong with Megan's thumb until this story came out anyway, and why does anyone else? Why does anyone care A. that she has a screwed up thumb and B. that it was edited out of a commercial? Again I wonder how much better off this world would be if people stopped concerning themselves with such useless crap.

I guess the argument is that there is too much emphasis placed on perfection.  Girls all over the world look up to celebrities so all of them should just embrace their flaws and be proud of who they are. And now, because Megan Fox is apparently uncomfortable with her slight imperfection, all of the little girls in the world with club thumbs are going to be embarrassed. Here is my problem with this kind of thinking. Most importantly, if I am ever blessed with a daughter, and she chooses Megan Fox as her role model, I am locking her in a closet. The last thing I want for my daughter is for her to grow up to be a terrible actress who happens to be sexy enough to be famous but not talented enough to have any credibility. Thanks but no thanks. Also, I firmly believe that it is a parent's job to teach their children to have self esteem and to be proud of their imperfections. It is not Megan's responsibility, or any celebrity or any company's responsibility, to make children feel worthy. If parents think their kids are perfect the way they are, and tell them that constantly, chances are their kids will grow up to accept their own flaws. Quit blaming the media for lazy parenting. Finally, what bothers me about this whole thumb issue is that it makes Megan Fox seem more human, because she does in fact have flaws. Call me old fashioned, but I want my talentless, dumb entertainers to be flawless. All anybody gets from her is her looks so they might as well live up to our standards. Plus, it is easier to hate someone who is seemingly perfect. Now we all have to be politically correct and not make fun of the weird girl with the strange thumb. Saturday it was ok to ridicule her because she was perfect and now we have to play the "oh that poor girl whose thumb is all effed up" game. If she was perfect, I could just keep making fun of the fact that she isn't very smart and not at all talented. So, gee thanks, crazy people with nothing better to do than find things to bitch about, you've ruined yet another topic for me.


Susan said...

I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. People get so wrapped in unimportant stuff that they forget about what really matters. As far as role models for girls goes, well, I have two daughters. I'm just afraid of them becoming Republicans, LOL. I'd take Megan Fox over that any day! LOL

Jessica said...

A club thumb? I didn't even know there was such a thing. I mean, when did thumbs not all looked clubbed?
::OH CRAP - maybe MINE are all clubbed!::
Thankfully my daughter has a very strong opinion and resolve when it comes to people like Mz, Sexy-pants!

Good thing there isn't more pressing issues for people to rant at Motorola for ..PpppPpsshhht!

Sincerely, Jenni said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as a "club thumb."

I swear, if it wasn't for reading blogs, I'd never know what was going on in the world.

Tell me again why any of us should care about Megan Fox?

Momma Fargo said...

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Jessica said...

ME again. Megan might not be perfect, but do you know what is?
I’m passing the Beautiful Blogger Award on to you!

That’s right YOU! (Take that Mz. Club-Thumb!)
You can even visit my site and see it in big, fancified “Matter-O-Facto” and get the 411 / the skinny/ the shiznit.
Most importantly, the Pic. ;)
You So Rock! I want to weep at your awesomeness.

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Jen said...

Are people really looking at her thumb? I thought people were more interested in her always being half naked! lol