Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Hollywood Misogyny

I read this news story today & it absolutely disgusted me.
I understand fully the importance of aesthetics in the media - however this reeks of playground bullying...
Plus what really riles me is that these 'Image-Nazis' direct their bile almost soley at women

"... HEROES star ALI LARTER was once treated like an outcast on a film set after discovering how cruel Hollywood can be to an actress who gains weight.
The sexy star admits producers and directors stopped talking to her after she piled on the pounds while shooting a film on location.
She tells the new issue of Allure magazine, "The faxes went out from the producers and the director to my agents to my manager to call me and ask me to lose weight.
"I just remember sitting in my trailer hysterically crying from the embarrassment I felt about myself, my body - and that no one could talk to me directly." ...."

I don't really know or care who Ali Larter is - I don't even know if she's particularly overweight - but I do know that this is a pretty despicable way to treat a human being.
I think what's most insulting is the cowardly way they went about it...

"producers and directors stopped talking to her"

Seriously...?! Since when were eight year old girls directing movies...?

Were this any other industry they would have been slapped with some fat lawsuit for workplace bullying

Hollywood is the best!


Aidy said...

sometimes your posts make my soul laugh, and sometimes i wish to murder the world. I do believe you are giving me split personality disorder.
i hope that said producers lead vapid pointless lives and die young. The lady involved is indescribably fine (not my type but way beyond the reach of the sci-fi comic geeks who make this show in any real world). The football has been weening me off my heroes addiction, this has killed it, and for that, i thank you, my life is back!

Her_Royal_Majesty said...

Thanks Aidy - I know how much you love a good rant!