Have You Seen This?
I just can’t help it. It’s been killing me for days. The other day I tried to watch Oscars and I had to mute the beginning of it. Are we there to award the best filmmaking and actors or are we there to find out what they are wearing and how good they are wearing it?
Maybe I am over reacting and maybe it is extremely important for my well-being and somebody’s else’s life depends on whether Ben Affleck got his shirt in Wal-Mart or Gucci gave him that for free.
I want to see performance, I want to hear humor, and I want to see awards go to those who have done an amazing job by educating, playing, and just entertaining. I definitely do not want to see entertainment channel rate women and their dresses as that is what this whole thing is about.
However, I think it is not the fact itself that there is a 2 hour pre-event evaluation of outfits, as much as how worked up and serious some people get about it. They rate, they write reviews, they say nasty things and most of the time there is nothing about their roles in movies, their ability to act or what contribution to art or history they have made.
And the first question when somebody walks through the door – what are you wearing? Really? You can’t be serious. How about asking, how many children did you save today from starvation? What are you doing with your fame to make this world a better place?