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"Her bra-topped collection of Madonna rejects are pure fashion overkill,"
January 10, 2001 1:58 PM   Subscribe

"Her bra-topped collection of Madonna rejects are pure fashion overkill," says Mr. Blackwell of Britney Spears in his 41st. annual list of Hollywood's Worst Dressed. The archive of his previous lists reads like a time capsule of tinsel town's weird and wacky trends.
posted by tamim (24 comments total)

 
Aw, the poor girl's been under fire for her looks since day one. I think her detractors are really just jealous because the girl is so damn beautiful. *sigh*


posted by ritualdevice at 2:15 PM on January 10, 2001


I wish Blackwell would die.
posted by toastcowboy at 2:17 PM on January 10, 2001


The only thing more vapid and stupid than pop culture crap like Brittany Spears are the people like Mr. Blackwell, and Joan Rivers, who CRITIQUE the way people dress.
posted by Doug at 2:20 PM on January 10, 2001


HEY! Hey! Now, people! People!

You are all so hypocritical, why, without the help of these people.. well, I mean, the would would come to ends. Think of the many hundreds and hundreds of small children dying and starving, and the wars and the decease and such. Ohh wait... actually, you're right.
posted by tiaka at 2:30 PM on January 10, 2001


My work-addled mind jumbled the contents of this post and the previous post, and I've been sitting here giggling about Britney's huge planets for the last 10 minutes.
posted by jkottke at 3:42 PM on January 10, 2001


You sir are a pervert!

Ohh wait... actually, you're right.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:33 PM on January 10, 2001


The only thing more vapid and stupid than Doug's comments is his instance on being a snobby know-it-all. Why can't teenagers just be teenagers? Or must we all be fun hating, puffy snobs like Doug? Sorry that everybody doesn't measure up to dry brand of intellectualism.
Man, get a life and let people be. How is she hurting you anyway? What's so wrong with having a little bit of fun and listening to some feel-good music. She's not my cup of tea, but I know a lot people that do like her music and her look. What ever happened to live, and let live?
posted by Bag Man at 4:51 PM on January 10, 2001


Yeah, take that Doug, you puffy snob.
posted by rodii at 4:56 PM on January 10, 2001


I heard this somewhere: "A sure sign that you're getting old is when you begin to dwell on the moral failings of the younger generation."
posted by Steven Den Beste at 5:13 PM on January 10, 2001


But somebody must listen to these people, right? Someone (many someones) voted for that Bush guy as well. I think, maybe we should just try assuming that we inhabitants of MeFi aren't very typical. I bet there's someone out there lapping this stuff up. [Turns away from screen mumbling "Oh god I feel an 8 facts frenzy coming on..."].
posted by davidgentle at 5:31 PM on January 10, 2001


I hope you're happy now, Mr. Blackwell.
posted by smeat at 5:36 PM on January 10, 2001


Good point, Bag Man. Discussion boards are definately not the appropriate place to express opinions and debate various topics. Or to make fun of people who do. Or to make fun of the people who make fun of the first bunch of people.
posted by sonofsamiam at 5:37 PM on January 10, 2001


I'm not stopping anyone from raising their point of view, I'm just expressing mine. If that makes me public enemy #1 than that's just fine with me. I think that too many people feel that they are above the rest of us and get their jollies by shooting down others. Just trying to keep those types honest. If you really had a problem with Britney Spears, or music acts like her, and want to act like snob, you'd be better off just not listening to her music. No one forces you listen to her. You, this must a shock to you, have the power to turn the radio dial, change TV channels, or put in your music in your own CD play.

Again I ask, who does this hurt you?
posted by Bag Man at 5:49 PM on January 10, 2001


Calm down, it was just another pointless, snide comment. I was just trying to say, Lighten Up, Doug's comment sure seemed like a joke to me. How does someone making fun of Britney(tm) hurt you?
posted by sonofsamiam at 5:54 PM on January 10, 2001


No fair, Bag Man is cheating: he's got GWB writing his rhetorical questions!
posted by sylloge at 6:39 PM on January 10, 2001


Can we get back to worst-dressed celebs? I loved the name for Dr. Laura: "The turtlenecked terror"
posted by dhartung at 8:02 PM on January 10, 2001


For SHAME dan! Picking on poor Dr. Laura just because of the way she dresses...


You forgot to mention her bigoted views, her use of the title "Dr." despite her lack of applicable qualifications, and her endless parrotting of trite phrases and "quick fix solutions" among other things. C'mon man, quality is job #1.
posted by Avogadro at 9:11 PM on January 10, 2001


[Because there are people - Out There Somewhere, Far Away From Our Kind - who voted for Bush] I think, maybe we should just try assuming that we inhabitants of MeFi aren't very typical.

Oh God, not another false, xenophobic "only liberals are legitimate MeFi users" line.

On the matter at hand: Anyone whose fame and success depends on their physical appearance are fair game for comments about their looks. If you don't think a given author is very good at what he does, you have every right to say so. What's the diff here?

And Dr. Laura holds a doctorate, whether you like it or not.
posted by aaron at 11:45 PM on January 10, 2001



To paraphrase Dennis Miller, Schleisinger deserves to be called a "Doctor" as much as Elvis deserved his black belt.

"Dr." Laura holds a doctorate in physiology. She's a glorified P.E. teacher.
posted by Optamystic at 11:54 PM on January 10, 2001


LOL, optamystic. My friends in the academe generally only call each other (or other people) Dr. So-and-So when they're doing official academic things. I know plenty of Ph.Ds, and only the most pathetic ones really insist on being called "Dr." all the time.Slightly off-topic, but for those of you who, like me (and aaron, perhaps?), think people who make their living off their physical appearance are fair game, you might enjoy popbitch.com's weekly newsletter. At least a third of the content is UK pop-centric, but it's still really funny. :)
posted by lia at 3:51 AM on January 11, 2001


Bart Simpson on Mr. Blackwell: "He's such a bitch!"
posted by joeclark at 6:30 AM on January 11, 2001


(Going way off thread) Aaron, I have no problem with Dr. Laura Schlesinger using her rightfully earned title, generally. However, by calling herself "Dr." on the air, and dispensing advice in the manner that a psychologist might, she is misrepresenting her credentials to the vast audience that doesn't realize that she is not a clinical psychologist, or anything of the sort. The title "Dr." is little more than a hook, providing merely a patina of legitimacy.

(lurching back on thread)I never realized that Blackwell had anything nice to say about celebrity fashion until I read that last paragraph of the article. Too bad that aspect gets little mention.
posted by Avogadro at 6:46 AM on January 11, 2001


aaron: ???
Excuse me? I'm not even American. You completely missread my point.
posted by davidgentle at 3:26 PM on January 11, 2001


However, she is a licensed family counselor, so though the doctorate is not in a psychological field, she is trained and capable to treat people in a counseling capacity.

Ya know, just sayin'.
posted by Dreama at 9:06 PM on January 11, 2001


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