Okay, so this is Britney last night at the VMA awards in Las Vegas:
And here is what Nekesa Mumbi Moody, AP Music Writer had to say about her: “The paunch in place of Spears’ once-taut belly.”
What? Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Criticize her choice of clothes, (Fishnets? Really?) criticize her ridiculous lip synching, (Tho’ why? Hasn’t she always lip synched badly?) but really, ‘paunch‘? Gimme a break. Just because she doesn’t have a ridge of muscles down her belly like Timberlake doesn’t make her paunchy, and what if she was? Is that the crime of the century? She’s a woman and has had two kids!
I’ll admit, I didn’t watch the VMA’s – were they even televised? – but that description caught my attention and I could not let it pass. This is one of the many reasons girls have such a poor body image. If you look at her and hear or read that she’s paunchy, what hope does that leave for the average girl?
It’s time for a little sanity, or truth in reporting, or something. Paunchy. Wow.