Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, and Rachel Weisz have all decided to take a vow against getting nipped, tucked, stitched, and sucked. In fact, they're taking said vow so seriously they've started a publicity stunt group called the Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League.
Winslet told the Telegraph plastic surgery "goes against my morals, the way my parents brought me up, and what I consider to be natural beauty. I'm an actress. I don't want to freeze the expression of my face."
Kate, I love you, and going against cosmetic surgery is a wonderful message to send out into the ethers. But what about losing a massive amount of weight and essentially having a full body makeover? What message is that?
Kate Winslet looks Hollywood-standard good these days. What I mean by that is she's thin, she's blonde, and her dresses and makeup are always sure to send tongues wagging. Heck, she's even scored herself a modeling contract. (And isn't her current boyfriend a model himself?) In other words, she's not the type of person you'd see trolling around Walmart in search of kitty litter. She's not necessarily a woman one would feel good standing next to. She's not the rest of the world.
So, because of this, her vow to swear off plastic surgery seems a little moot to me. I'm guessing the point of starting a "league" against cosmetic surgery is to instill a positive message -- that you're beautiful as is -- to women, actresses and non, across the world. Don't spray tans, and airbrushing, and hair extensions go against that same message? Surely one (most likely all) of these three actress has indulged in at least one of these superficial things at some point in their lives.
If these actresses truly are on a crusade to help women across the globe improve their self-esteem -- which, we all could use that -- more power to them. It's a lot more than we can say about other celebrities. But I think they should then maybe ease up on the other "vanity" stuff. Because -- inadvertently or not -- they could be sending a seriously warped message if real women start to believe that this is what they look like "without any help."
What do you think about Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League?
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