Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Beyond ill at ease

Watching skin and bone size zero Zoe Saldana in the film Colombiana makes me virtually ill and very, very angry. I couldn't stand watching her more than a few minutes.

You can see her bones sticking out everywhere. Her arms are hardly more than sticks. Even her thighs, damn it.

Luc Besson is one of the creative forces behind the film and we know he likes them skinny (skin and bone skinny). Others do as well, but should we allow them to propagate such disgusting preferences?

Of course not.

Thousands, even millions of young girls look at Zoe playing this cool, assertive and confident woman with no meat on her bones and want to be her, want to be this unhealthy creature, this ideal advertised by a thoroughly, beyond wrong and destructive multibillion dollar industry with far more power than governments.

What a fucked up world.