Friday, May 19, 2006

Pink and "Stupid Girls" revisited

In an article titled Pop Singer Makes Slaving for Beauty Look Ugly, Pink tries to explain the point of song Stupid Girls:

Pink--one part pop, one part rock and one part hip hop--pens her own testimonial to her song and video. "A lot of people are relieved that someone has finally said something about the mindless epidemic of unhealthy girls out there promoting consumerism and escapism," she writes on her site.
I'm on both sides of the fence. I love that she's got the video out because it reaches such a broad and diverse audience; the message is getting out there. Yet at the same time, she's pretty much saying girls are stupid for following this beauty regime instead of directing malice toward the society at large that requires this type of look from us.