So remind me why all these magazines keep having a breakdown every time a celebrity gets one? Really, why would we care?
Is it because celebrities are not truthful? Is it because of all this “deviated septum” nonsense? Well, maybe they do have deviated septums from years of excessive cocaine enhanced boxing. I think that would only make them more magnificent, but perhaps that’s just me.
However, given the fact that pictures of Lindsay Lohan on the foxy boxing circuit have not yet been leaked, I’m going to go with “celebrities are lying.” And I do think many of us would care a lot less if they just said “I got a new nose because I am a little insecure.”
However, I can also see why, if you were a celebrity, this wouldn’t be a great move. If you’re supposed to seem super-cool or an object of desire, you don’t really want to seem insecure. Doing that means risking becoming an object of pity a la Heidi Montag. Not everyone can pull of “everything about me is fake, and I’m perfect” as well as Janice Dickinson (though God bless her for being able to do so).
Perhaps a different group of people are upset because celebrities are supposed to represent a role model for young girls, and show them that different can be beautiful. Role models with perfectly symmetrical faces who only eat egg whites and watermelon. Anyone who thinks that has perhaps taken that “City of Angels” motto too much to heart despite the overwhelming flood of evidence to the contrary. Hollywood is not a place with a great appreciation for ethnic features, unless those ethnic features mean you look like Angelina Jolie (or you are the daughter of a very famous director).
True, famous actresses getting nose jobs means that there’s a chance that young girls across America will get them too. But actresses need to work, and if altering their appearance to better fit the standards of their environment allows them to do so more readily, well, then, we can’t really begrudge them that. Let’s blame the big nosed directors on that one.
Or maybe we only care because, as was the case with Jennifer Grey, it meant her face looked ever so slightly off forever afterwards.