I generally don’t discuss things like celebrity gossip and magazine covers, since I think it’s a bit ridiculous that we all spend so much time on such things. But today I saw a headline about Angelina Jolie on the cover of US Weekly, breastfeeding her baby and how it was “causing a stir.” I thought I’d see what the hubub was about. Have you seen that cover???
My God, you can hardly even tell she’s breastfeeding!! THAT caused a stir? Come on. Are we really that freaked out by how babies are fed? She shows more breast than that on the flim-flamming red carpet, for crying out loud! It’s all fine and dandy to show all kinds of breastage to look “sexy” but it’s all of a sudden offensive if you’re feeding a hungry baby?
It’s a really sweet photo, I thought. That little baby hand – awwww. And it was tasteful and modest. I don’t get how someone could find that particular photo offensive or inappropriate when compared to the highly sexualized images on the covers of other dozen or so magazines at the check-out counter.
*Sigh* OK, I feel better. Thanks for putting up with my rant.