A few weeks back a lot of the women on the internet were going all googly-eyed over Jeremy Meeks for apparently being the hottest fellon in the world after his mugshot was posted on the police station’s Facebook page following his arrest and it went viral. He was even known as “Hot Mugshot Guy” and trended on Twitter. In the past few days he has reportedly been offered a $30,000 (US Dollars not Zim Dollars) modelling contract. This does seem to be a matter of debate with no actual clarification from whom the modelling contract was offered, but even so its got chins wagging and I cant stop shaking my head. A lot of ladies are eagerly hoping this is in fact true in the hopes of doing what? Looking at headshots of Jeremy without a prison jumpsuit? Le sigh.
Well, that is suprising. Or is it? The internet seems to have a habit of making people famous that do not deserve the fame. Can we kindly cast a blind eye to someone that has committed a crime and get on with our lives? – rather than saying “Hey Mr. Meeks, you’re a naughty boy for commiting *insert whatever crime he was arrested for here* but because the general population of women on the intenet think you’re attractive we would like to use you to sell some products!”. Pfft. The answer seems to be no.
Will this silliness ever stop?
I think this is utterly pathetic state of affairs, but I feel it is important that people are willing to even engage in an auction of this nature when there are starving people in the world, but ANYWAY.
” ‘Valentina’ is billed as the world’s finest love doll and the first Real Doll to appear in Brazil. Her realism is reportedly quite cutting-edge.”
“The lucky bidder will get to deflower Valentina in style — the prize includes a night with her in the Presidential Suite at the Swing Motel in Sao Paulo, a candlelight dinner with French champagne, and an aromatic bath with rose petals.”
In conjuction with Valentina’s debut at Sao’s Paulo’s International Exhibition of Inflatable Dolls, online sex shop Seonico is take a cue from the recent trend of young women auctioning off their virginity.
Stimulating conversation and intact hymen not included.
Bidding began at $5,000 and has already climbed up to $105,100.00 as of this morning. If you are interested in staying tuned click here to see if the current highest bidder, Raul Espindola will be one who wins Valentina’s virginity. The auction closes 31 March.
ONLY… IT’S A DAMN DOLL, people, I can’t….
WTF is wrong with the world?
I rest my case!
For its February issue, US Vogue employed Annie Leibovitz to shoot an editorial drawing attention to the relief efforts of the first response emergency services during and in the aftermath of the superstorm Sandy in November 2012.
There is an understandable air of “WTF” around these images that seem tot want to do good, but are clearly rewarding Anna Wintour’s high-fashion advertisers. In promoting goodwill and bravery and dedication of these men and women who have worked tirelessly to get New York back on its feet, is Vogue just lining the pockets of Oscar De La Renta et al?
Though Vogue supported “Fashion for Sandy Relief Auction” and is said to have raised $1.7 million (roughly R13,600,000) and global awareness for the cause, this spread can’t help but leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Couldn’t we have just seen pictures of the actual stars – and omitted Karlie Kloss and co. from the proceedings? A non-fashion shoot would have made a bigger statement and celebrated the efforts appropriately – Vogue donating pages to the cause.
I have a strong stance that fashion editorials pegged on natural disasters or any disaster fro that matter are in bad taste and whilst I applaud the the $1.7 million that Vogue’s auction has raised, I believe the Annie Liebowitz images would have been stronger without the fluffy watering down element that sticking models into the pictures brings.
However, does the spread with the $1.7million raised from the charity auction justify it? It may, just. Oscar de La Renta was a participant in the auction and while so many people have lost everything, is the awareness better than nothing?
Bad taste or a heartfelt artistic homage?