Monday, August 4, 2014

Topic Of The Day: A Trend To Hate Popular Actresses

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of Topic Of The Day. For today's Topic Of The Day, I figured that I'd look into something that sort of bugs me. That is the whole trend that people create to make it popular to hate popular actresses. Let's take a look:

     Now, what irks me about the actresses being the ones that take all the crud is how the actors are almost given a free pass. I say almost because I would say there are a few exceptions. Take for example, Ben Affleck. He may be given plenty of crud because he's Ben Affleck, but I feel that for the most part, it is jealousy for four reasons: 1. Millions of dollars 2. Awards, including 2 Oscars 3. Good looks and 4. Jennifer Garner. Yet, his good friend Matt Damon has his fair share of good looks, awards, and millions of dollars, but I still never hear about people attacking him on the Internet. Another example of an actor receiving his fair share of criticism is Tom Cruise, who I feel gets crud mostly for "jumping the couch" and his whole Scientology deal. Other than that, other actors as famous as Affleck and Cruise are just as good-looking, just as rich, and some have as many awards, yet we never anything about them. As I have said, when it comes to famous people getting backlash, the actresses tend to be put down yet most of the actors are almost getting a pass.

    It seems that even the most beloved actress is almost required to deal with criticism. Of course, you can never please everyone, but that's not the point. But let's look at Jennifer Lawrence. She has won the adulation of the public with her "I'm so clumsy and relatable" persona as well as her peers thanks to her 1-2 Oscar record, and has won at the box office thanks to her part in X-Men and The Hunger Games. But it seems she has slowly become Anne Hathaway, who practically got crucified by the public during last year's Oscar season due to coming off as a little too elegant, when that might just be her personality and not just how she presents herself to be. That whole backlash started with Hathaway then with Lawrence this year and it will potentially pass on to the next "It Girl" just because she'll be as popular as Hathaway and Lawrence. It's not even just with those two, it occurs with some of their other peers, like Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and even Meryl Streep, to some degree.

    So, I might have to ask? Is this because the women tend to be more overexposed than the men? Do people want to act like it's the 50's and say that the men should be front and center while the women should be sidelined even though we're facing a trend where women are becoming king at the box office like their male counterparts? Or could it be their success in the awards circuit? I mean, Daniel Day-Lewis won 3 Best Actor Oscars and I haven't read much complaints. Like I said, the men tend to get free passes while the women suffer unwanted backlash. Think about it.

So, that was my Topic Of The Day on why it grinds my gears when the actresses take most of the criticism while their male counterparts that have achieved as much success are glanced over. If you agree and would like to offer your own insight into this topic, or if you disagree, please feel free to write in the comments section. Thanks for reading!

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