The Breasts of Kate Hudson Are Not for Public Consumption
The Itty-Bitty Titty Committee has lost one of their own! According to published reports actress Kate Hudson has gotten a boob job and apparently polarized the entire internet. The viewpoints seem to come down to this:
- Kate is in a business, which trades on physical looks; therefore this is just like a M.D. hopeful going to med school or a bush leaguer taking steroids
- Kate was fine the way she was and her fake boobs are an abomination to flat chested women everywhere who looked to her for evidence of their own validity as humans and women
Like cosmetic surgery itself, Kate Hudson is one of those issues of which I have no strong opinion. I have seen movies of hers and did not find her to be stinky, obnoxious or unbearable to watch, particularly 200 Cigarettes. I might even find her more likable than her infinitely likable mother. I guess I was a little bummed when her little hippie family broke up; they seemed like a nice enough family to me. Though I was eye rolly about all the fuss made over her kid’s long hair.
Now as far as cosmetic surgery goes, if folks want to turn themselves into cats that’s between them, their licensed trained mental health professional (if they have one) and their surgeon. It’s got nothing to do with me.
I’m more troubled by the message that women’s bodies and choices about those bodies are somehow for media consumption and folks ought to have an opinion and express it in public forums, as though the person under scrutiny is devoid of feelings.
That said, it’s fine to have an opinion, but it’s not fine to then thinking merely having an opinion entitles one to express it and have it added to the discourse on another person’s body. That’s pretty freaking arrogance, regardless if you’re framing it from a “nothing wrong with bigger boobs!” or the quasi-feminist stance, “plastic surgery is problematic”.
If Hudson wants to get boobs implanted all over face, back, legs and arms that might be odd to me, but at the end of the day what she wants to do to her body with her resources is ultimately none of my freaking business.