Casual victim-blaming and blatant sexism spotted in People magazine. I guess there should be no surprise here. But even though they’re a celebrity weekly, People is a bit more enlightened and fair than tabloids like UsWeekly and Life & Style, for example. But apparently, outside of the supportive world of online feminism and Tumblr, this is totally acceptable for a respectable mainstream pub?
Text begins: “There is only one way to make sure your privates remain that way: Don’t put them in front of a camera. It’s a painful lesson Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and others learned…”
Then, note the caption: “The exception to this public service announcement is John Stamos (above) who should continue to post shirtless pictures on Instagram anytime he wants.”
Har, Har. Good one, People.
It’s not like these women were victims of a crime or anything. Let’s blame them for being sexual beings and trusting their privacy would be respected, and while we’re at it let’s make light of the situation with a juvenile joke.