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August 2, 2004


It is so hard to be Halle Berry

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At a recent news conference to promote the embarrassing stinky disaster that is Catwoman, Halle Berry spoke at some length on the topic of beauty (tx ADM). "Being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life," she said. "No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory." She also spoke about "what society is doing to women" via the increasingly popular plastic surgery industry. And Sharon Stone has had a really hard life too! Halle and Sharon both know what it is to suffer. "Neither of us have [sic] tried to pretend we're perfect," Halle says.

Now this just makes me want to spit. Halle Berry and Sharon Stone saying that they don't try to be perfect makes me want to rip out their hair, which I'm sure they both let grow naturally and let their god-given color and texture and straightness just grow right out of their heads, untouched by human hands. And let me tell you ladies, your beauty is not meaningless to your agents, stylists, publicists, lawyers, and personal assistants who make a living from your transitory, burdensome, yet totally non-manufactured beauty.

This is especially offensive because Halle Berry, of all people, probably could say something meaningful about the difficulty and harassment that Hollywood and the media dishes out to very beautiful women, especially non-white beautiful women.

categories: Celebrities
posted by amy at 4:55 PM | #