There’s a lot of debate going around over steroid use in Major League Baseball and other professional sports. Not so much a scandal when it comes to football, but I won’t go there at this time. I agree that it’s cheating to use performance enhancing drugs. Weren’t these boys taught to play fair in elementary school? Well, apparently with fame and fortune, integrity goes by the wayside and greed takes its place.
The plastic surgery epidemic is another thing that seems to be getting out of control. One look at Heidi Montag or Joan Rivers will tell you that. And have you seen the lips on Jennifer Garner lately? Carrot Top, Nickki Cox, Bruce Jenner--there are too many examples to list them all. It’s troublesome to me to see these already beautiful men and women ruin their good looks with plastic surgery or enhancements. What kind of message is this sending to our children? That it’s not okay to grow old? That our looks are the most important thing about us? That we just have to be just perfect, or no one will love us?
Anyone can look like a barbie doll if we all went under the knife. If that’s what you want to look like. Whether it’s smoothing your cellulite or removing that bump in your nose, it’s tempting. I understand the whole aspect of wanting to feel good about yourself and to feel more confident in your daily life. Believe me, I have a laundry list of things I don’t like about my body. Don’t we all?
Personally, I am not opposed to small change here and there as long as it’s not overdone. And there are celebs that have done just that. Jennifer Aniston, for instance. She didn’t look like a totally different person afterwards. But there’s just something about having this type of surgery done. You’re actually cutting into skin and changing the structure of your body for the purpose of vanity. It just seems so unnatural, to me, and I’m skeeved by it.
But here is the larger question:
Is it fair for models and celebrities to continuously change what God gave ‘em to boost their careers?
Are they cheating like Mark McGwire, or are they just selling out?
What do you think?