While everyone praises her, I can’t just sit back expressionless, while Teri Hatcher touts that she is plastic surgery and Botox free.
I call Bo-crap.
Recently, this important news story broke on CNN and the other major news networks. (Hey, if it is good enough for TMZ it is good enough for CNN.)
Hatcher posted candid pictures of herself just out of the bath, on Twitter and Facebook. She told her fans they were without makeup as she wanted to prove that she doesn’t have Botox, insisting to have embraced her fine lines.
Did the 45-year-old really want to “prove” this to everyone who has been losing sleep over the does-she-or-doesn’t-she debate? Or is this simply a mission: Operation Look At Me I Wanna Be Important.
The Desperate Housewife actress writes on her Facebook page, “Out of the bath getting ready for bed … Love it or hate it, my face that is, no surgery, no implants ... Decided I'd shoot myself to reveal some truths about ‘beauty’ and hope it makes you all easier on yourself.”
The only truths about beauty presented here, are the sad ones.
While Hatcher denies ever going under the knife, she admits to toying with fillers and Botox over the years, and claims she doesn’t need that anymore. All she needs is “good lighting.”
Well, won’t lighting companies be electrified. Forget doctors of plastic surgery, you simply need a good electrician - or for those on a budget, a good light bulb.
“Tell me does this look Botoxed to you?” Hatcher asks about one of her pictures.
Well, honestly I don’t know what it looks like, because whatever it is just doesn’t look natural.
By the way, there are many surgical and non-surgical procedures that can be done to fight aging, especially when you have copious amounts of money.
Whether it’s Latisse, mascara, or faux lashes, her eyelashes look as though they want to strangle her eyebrows.
And how come she can crinkle up her brows to frown, but can’t get the Joker smirk off her face? Go ahead, try frowning and see if you could make your lips curl up at the corners. Not one picture with downturned corners.
And for Hatcher to say these snapshots are sans makeup? Doubtful, as she is great at making things up.
For instance, the revolutionary claims she didn’t realize that these photos would become such a worldwide topic, and says she never thought the media would be able to get a hold of them off her Facebook page or Twitter account.
Yes, a page that has thousands of members, and an account that is open to Earth’s entire population won’t be accessible to the media.
In an age of celebrity garbage-combing, nobody wants to go through the trouble of looking through a celebrity’s open forum?
Did some of that Botox leak to her brain?
Forget a face-lift, someone needs a brain-lift.
“Yes I am alone in my bathroom naked in a towel on behalf of women everywhere trying to make a point. Women YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL,” writes Hatcher.
This coming from a woman who appears to have starved herself over the years into a skeletal state, reshaped her nose, wonked up her lips, pulled back her face, and done who knows what else.
Just like the odd smile on Hatcher’s face contradicts the much-forced direction of her brow, her own crusade contradicts its intentions.
Soon after she released her (publicity) shots, Hatcher backtracked off her message, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
"It's not about Botox to me ... I don't have any judgment about doing Botox ... I've done Botox, I may do it again - I don't know. It's not the point.”
Botox is not the point here? Didn’t Hatcher just go out of her way to purport that she wanted to prove she was free of the toxin, which led to her statement, “Women YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.”?
Okay, I need more clarification here, Teri.
"I wanted women in America, not in Hollywood, to know that so much of the manipulation of going from the real Teri Hatcher to the Teri Hatcher that's on an advertising poster or an endorsement — that a lot of that happens through lighting …
"There has to be a different sort of baseline of how we're accepting beauty.”
First, you didn’t have to tell us about any manipulation. It’s written all over your face.
Second, this isn’t a new baseline for beauty she presents; it’s simply towing the line.
Beauty is not about bashing Botox and plastic surgery. Beauty is about admitting to Botox and plastic surgery. This doesn’t mean you are obligated to raise your hand if you’ve had it. It simply means don’t boast you are natural when you are not.
Beauty is honesty.
Lying about it is dangerous.
And this has become a harmful trend.
The very people who define this unrealistic beauty we face and help perpetuate, are the very people who are now offering a new definition. But, this new definition has just put beauty in a different dress with another shade of lipstick.
From Jessica Simpson’s show The Price of Beauty, in which she searches for true beauty in third world countries, while sporting five-inch stilettos, to Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign that pushes its anti-aging products, to Tyra Banks tackling body image issues through America’s Next Top Model, unrealistic ideals are merely replacing other unrealistic ideals.
So long as we’re told things are changing, we truly believe things are changing.
But they aren’t.
Well, one thing actually has changed.
Years ago, Teri Hatcher made a bold statement on an episode of Seinfeld that we all remember, “They're real and they're spectacular.”
Today, it’s all fake just for spectacle.