Gossip can be a very cruel phenomenon. There is reality, and then there is the truth according to viral videos, Facebook, Us Weekly, and the E! Network. Just this past weekend Sarah and I were in the grocery store, and she commented that the headlines screaming from the checkout magazines were just out of control and invasive. Did it really matter whether Kim Kardashian cheated on her (soon to be ex) husband? Do we really need to know the second Prince William and his wife get pregnant?
So it makes me very happy to see a different kind of article going viral on Facebook, where actress Ashley Judd tears apart the gossip industry!
From her editorial on The Daily Beast:
She goes on to add more, but the basic point is that we, as a society, judge celebrities according to impossible standards. Whether it’s Ashley Judd aging or Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, it seems that women’s imperfections are held up as a main tent pole of media coverage. It is not right, and frankly, Ashley Judd’s article should be required reading for all women!