Sunday, September 25, 2005

The Skin Deeps


There was an interesting article in the paper today about the world of high fashion, and it’s nexus with the druggy end of the rock spectrum. Lack of intelligence seems to be a common feature of some of the more prominent members of both groups. This paragraph just about sums it up:

‘We’re talking about people who, in the main, move their lips when they read, and spend quite a lot of time standing around with their mouth very slightly open. A friend of mine recently described seeing Kate Moss and her creepy decrepit mate Bobby Gillespie standing in the street trying hard to read a newspaper article about themselves; apparently it was like watching toddlers learning phonetics.

That vacuous, drug addled, world of glamorous superficiality looks very attractive on the outside looking in. In reality they lead a fairly hellish existence.

People who work in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres will tell you that alcoholics are usually fairly complex, interesting individuals. The majority of drug addicts, conversely, are empty, shallow individuals.

Extreme beauty seems to make people immune from criticism. Kate Moss has escaped criticism for her debauched, hedonistic lifestyle. Her beauty seems to dull the critical faculties of a press that is quite happy to tear celebrities to pieces.

Very good looking people are quite often unpleasant characters. They get what they want purely because of the way they look; there is no need for them to make any effort whatsoever. I once knew a girl who was heart stoppingly pretty. She was also an utter bitch, completely devoid of any moral sense whatsoever. Naturally, she prospered.

17 comments:

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Yay! I'm first!

I've always thought she was a bit of a dog. A bit like Claudia Shitter.

Emaciated freaks (I'm not including Tina in this instance) really give me the willies, so to speak.

Sniffy said...

Are you referring to me again? What you say about alcoholics is of course entirely true - complex, intelligent, wonderful people.

Of course, there was only so far my beauty was ever going to take me, so I ditched the furs, frocks and stilettos and got on with a bit of graft. It's good because you can still get wasted, almost ruin your life and damage your health beyond repair, but at least you can do it in the privacy of your own home.

Sniffy said...

Dammit, you jumped me, you nasty little homo!

Sniffy said...

And that was a joke btw.

garfer said...

Drugs are crap. Cannabis destroys your short term memory. Cannabis destroys your short term memory.
Actually, a lot of heavy boozers are unpleasant, self indulgent tossers. Scotland has had a long and dark love affair with the bottle. Visit the A@E depts in Glasgow on a Saturday night and the consequences are painfully obvious.
Bloody homo queue jumpers!

Sniffy said...

Yeah, bad relationships with booze or anything addictive aren't much fun. Unless you're a so-called celebrity and it provides the rest of us with plenty of bitching gossip.

garfer said...

April is addicted to the rock. I think she needs rehabilitation.

Sniffy said...

She needs a slap.

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Oh the poor girl.... She's desperate for a shag. Everyone seems shaggable when desperatiuon takes hold.

suburban wonder said...

2 words: Naomi Campbell.

Gordon said...

Still makes me laugh this story.

Supermodel does cocaine! scream the headlines.

Well DUH, says the majority of the population.

Anyway, is it possible that the reason the "beautiful people" aren't as smart is down to evolution?

Rowan said...

It's like I always say, looks really are everything in this world

Piggy and Tazzy said...

I still think she's a dog.

In fact most of the so-called 'supermodels' are bloody dawg-awful looking.

Why does each and every one of them look like they've had plastic surgery on their faces?

And I wish they'd eat some fucking food and learn to walk properly.

S.I.D. said...

I used to work with young girls suffering from anorexia. Everyone of them wanted to look like a supermodel.Why doesn't the supermodel industry do something a bit more constructive and highlight the dangers.Wankers

Piggy and Tazzy said...

coldcoldearth - Because they don't want to. They couldn't give a shit is the simple answer.

Rowan said...

well, I think she has a pretty face (as those models go which i find most to look like androgynous aliens) but yeah, way too thin like all of them are.

Anonymous said...

Hoe weet ik welke manier voor me juist is?Respectfully, Yasmine about alcoholism