Heidi Montag, 23
By chance, I happened to catch part of Wednesday's episode of The View. The hot topic of conversation was Heidi Montag's new People magazine cover, on which she's exposed for having a reported 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day. I haven't read the full article, just the shortened version online.
The ladies of The View were in agreement that Montag should love her body the way it is, and that her obsession with looks and her belief that she needs to change herself are only encouraging other young women across the county to be equally critical of, and uncomfortable with, their own bodies.
I can't disagree with the hosts' sentiments on this issue.
Joan Rivers, 76
But once the topic was dropped, out came guest Joan Rivers, who shared, among other things, the tale of an experience she recently had in an airport. Not a word was spoken between Rivers and The View's hosts on the topic of plastic surgery.
Did the irony of criticizing Montag's plastic surgery choices and saying she should accept her body the way it is, and then proceeding to bring out Joan Rivers, escape the hosts and producers of this show?
It's quite obvious that Joan Rivers would defend a woman's right to plastic surgery. So the fact that the hosts weren't willing to broach the topic with Rivers makes it a tad less easy to take them seriously when they say a woman should love her body the way it is.
One host's compliment to Rivers, praising her for looking like she's only in her 40s when Rivers complained of being 76 years old, was the nail in the coffin.-Linsey