Britney looked GREAT!

From Leno to the New York Post, and– as ZZ Top says–“all points in between”, Britney Spears is taking it on the chin for her MTV awards performance. Okay, her performance was one thing–but mainly they’re hooting at her figure!

Everyone’s hooting and smirking that she’s hopelessly overweight! I invite you to compare her figure to those of the mouth-watering Cuban gals featured at the Tropicana in the ’50’s. (I’ve savored pictures of them right here on Babalu.) These Cuban gals enchanted healthy male American tourists too–perhaps that was their primary audience. So in fact, Britney still needs to pack on another ten of fifteen pounds to reach her curvaceous womanly prime, the gorgeous hourglass figure beloved of normal males throughout history.

Everybody knows male homosexuals dominate the fashion industry. Everybody knows their aesthetic ideal is a skinny boy. And that’s their business. And I don’t begrudge them their commercial success and influence. That’s the market at work. But when their ideal becomes the national (or media) norm– then we’re in trouble.

Stating a blatant truth about the fashion industry can’t possibly provoke any more hate mail than stating the truth about Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Publisher’s Weekly didn’t describe my first book as “an orgy of political-incorrectness!” for nothing.

So there.

Humberto

29 thoughts on “Britney looked GREAT!”

  1. Wait, is this babalú or did I mistakenly happen upon an alternate universe where perez hilton is a straight, “astute,” observer of the gay, liberal US conspiracy?

  2. I agree completely with Fontova. She may be a terrible singer, and lip syncher and the song may be terrible, and her hair is fake (it has to be, she shaved it all off a few months back) but her body is not a problem right now. If we saw that walking down the beach we’d all be oohing and aahing.

    She has ballooned up at times and has a tendency toward cellulite when that happens but the clips I saw didn’t show any of that.

  3. I agree completely with Fontova. She may be a terrible singer, and lip syncher and the song may be terrible, and her hair is fake (it has to be, she shaved it all off a few months back) but her body is not a problem right now. If we saw that walking down the beach we’d all be oohing and aahing.

    She has ballooned up at times and has a tendency toward cellulite when that happens but the clips I saw didn’t show any of that.

  4. I agree completely with Fontova. She may be a terrible singer, and lip syncher and the song may be terrible, and her hair is fake (it has to be, she shaved it all off a few months back) but her body is not a problem right now. If we saw that walking down the beach we’d all be oohing and aahing.

    She has ballooned up at times and has a tendency toward cellulite when that happens but the clips I saw didn’t show any of that.

  5. I agree completely with Fontova. She may be a terrible singer, and lip syncher and the song may be terrible, and her hair is fake (it has to be, she shaved it all off a few months back) but her body is not a problem right now. If we saw that walking down the beach we’d all be oohing and aahing.

    She has ballooned up at times and has a tendency toward cellulite when that happens but the clips I saw didn’t show any of that.

  6. I have participated a few times here and I like the antiCastro passion of your web, but this is my last visit. I’m gay and found the Fontova commentary offensive, disdainful and mean. And it appears not a comment but as a part of the blog itself. Very inconsiderate, Henry. I always thought you were homophobic, but tried not to think about it. I know see that I we ever go back to Cuba you would part of the mob calling for divine justice agains gays. Good bye.

  7. With all due respect to Fontova, I’m pretty sure that a skinny boy is not the gay male ideal. Try a hunk of steroid-treated beefsteak. Of course, if we’re talking fashion designers, that may be a different situation, at least when it’s female fashion. But do you think Clavin Klein likes skinny boys?

  8. Mr. Fontova has expressed what I have been telling my daughter (she’s the youngest of my three children and the “baby” of the household) for some time, those of us who are heterosexual men (there are males who are not men, but that’s a topic for another day) are generally not too fond of the walking skeletons with fake accessories “look” and the irrational “standard” that has been shoved down the throat of society in this country, thank God her college room mate is a Costa Rican from the Hamptons that, to my relief, looks normal, just as my daughter and her circle of friends from the prep. school that they attended do. Humberto never fails to crack me up with his clarity of discernment and hilarious, blunt delivery of such.

  9. giraldo,

    I never edit my contributors for contents when they post their entries and, as such, Humberto is entitled to his opinion and it does not necessarily reflect that of myself and others here. That said, though, must we take everything nowadays, especially a tongue in cheek post like this one, and be “insulted” by it?

    Pretty soon we wont be able to talk about a darned thing.

  10. “…offensive, disdainful and mean.”

    Thank you for demonstrating that gays aren’t the hypersensitive, emotionally overwrought nancyboys that they are stereotyped as.

    Way to go, buddy.

  11. You are right, lauraw, I overreacted. Thanks for you sobering comment. I still don’t like the way Fontova expressed his idea, but I got carried away.

  12. There does appear to be a dominance of gay men in the fashion industry, or at the very least, a much higher percentage than the general population.

    99.999% of straight men don’t have the level of obsession with clothes required to even get in the door in the fashion industry, never mind succeed — we prefer football or power tools or gadgets or whatever. All the macho cliches you can think of, all those jokes about us needing fashion expiration dates on our clothes, that really is us, whether anyone likes it or not. So not nearly as many of us go into the fashion world, because it just doesn’t interest us in the least.

    Gay men tend to have a lot of feminine qualities (also true whether anyone likes it or not) and that includes the female obsession with clothes. This means the fashion industry is a natural for them. This is obviously not true 100% of the time, but it doesn’t have to be for the pattern to hold.

    For all the (non-gay) men here, how often have you seen “the latest fashion” or “look” women are wearing that’s supposed to be so hot, and you scratch your head and say, they are definitely not asking the opinion of real men? A lot I’m sure. That’s the gay influence.

    But the emaciated look isn’t a gay thing at all. It’s just the old problem of translating a 3-dimensional view of an object to a 2-dimensional photo or video. Or as the old saying goes, the camera adds 10 lbs. A part of the body that in person actually recedes away from you in a contour appears to be just sticking straight out in a 2D photo or video. This is why these women on TV shows look so hot but if you ever see one of them in person, your first instinct is not to ask for a date but to hand her a manhole-cover sized cheeseburger. And a girl who looks amazing in person looks kinda chunky on TV.

    I’ve tried to spell this all out with some balance of bluntness and sensitivity. But beyond that point of effort, if any of this offends anyone, I really don’t care. The goalposts of ‘sensitivity’ keep getting moved so much that after a while it is clear that goal isn’t really sensitivity but making your opponent wrong. So what’s the point of trying…

  13. Giraldo, we are all in this fight together. Just take a deep breath and relax. If I had a buck for every short joke I’ve heard in my life, I’d be rich — especially from Val!

  14. Giraldo,

    I don’t know why you mentioned me. I didn’t write the post and my comment was only about Britney and how her body looks good. For the record I have worked with many gays because I work in advertising and like any art-related business there happen to be a lot working in it. I don’t have any issues with gays or what they do in their lives. I have a problem with the gay political agenda and I think that gays often try to seek an official stamp of approval to their lifestyle. If I was into S&M or some other sexual behavior that perhaps not everybody appreciates it, I wouldn’t necessarily want to have children’s books written about it or change the laws to accomodate my tastes. GIraldo, I don’t think anybody’s sexuality defines them as a person. But gays seem to want to define themselves almost exclusively that way.

    My biggest domestic issues have to do with taxation and the economy. Laws regarding gays are nowhere on my radar.

    Gay marriage? I think the government should get out of the business of sanctioning ANY religious institution, including marriage. Why do we need “marriage licenses”? If you want to join a church that allows gay marriage that should be your right. Married people should not have any more or any less benefits than unmarried people.

    Anyway, I thought your projecting Fontova’s comment about gays onto me was “disdainful and mean.”

    😉

  15. Giraldo,

    I don’t know why you mentioned me. I didn’t write the post and my comment was only about Britney and how her body looks good. For the record I have worked with many gays because I work in advertising and like any art-related business there happen to be a lot working in it. I don’t have any issues with gays or what they do in their lives. I have a problem with the gay political agenda and I think that gays often try to seek an official stamp of approval to their lifestyle. If I was into S&M or some other sexual behavior that perhaps not everybody appreciates it, I wouldn’t necessarily want to have children’s books written about it or change the laws to accomodate my tastes. GIraldo, I don’t think anybody’s sexuality defines them as a person. But gays seem to want to define themselves almost exclusively that way.

    My biggest domestic issues have to do with taxation and the economy. Laws regarding gays are nowhere on my radar.

    Gay marriage? I think the government should get out of the business of sanctioning ANY religious institution, including marriage. Why do we need “marriage licenses”? If you want to join a church that allows gay marriage that should be your right. Married people should not have any more or any less benefits than unmarried people.

    Anyway, I thought your projecting Fontova’s comment about gays onto me was “disdainful and mean.”

    😉

  16. Giraldo,

    I don’t know why you mentioned me. I didn’t write the post and my comment was only about Britney and how her body looks good. For the record I have worked with many gays because I work in advertising and like any art-related business there happen to be a lot working in it. I don’t have any issues with gays or what they do in their lives. I have a problem with the gay political agenda and I think that gays often try to seek an official stamp of approval to their lifestyle. If I was into S&M or some other sexual behavior that perhaps not everybody appreciates it, I wouldn’t necessarily want to have children’s books written about it or change the laws to accomodate my tastes. GIraldo, I don’t think anybody’s sexuality defines them as a person. But gays seem to want to define themselves almost exclusively that way.

    My biggest domestic issues have to do with taxation and the economy. Laws regarding gays are nowhere on my radar.

    Gay marriage? I think the government should get out of the business of sanctioning ANY religious institution, including marriage. Why do we need “marriage licenses”? If you want to join a church that allows gay marriage that should be your right. Married people should not have any more or any less benefits than unmarried people.

    Anyway, I thought your projecting Fontova’s comment about gays onto me was “disdainful and mean.”

    😉

  17. Giraldo,

    I don’t know why you mentioned me. I didn’t write the post and my comment was only about Britney and how her body looks good. For the record I have worked with many gays because I work in advertising and like any art-related business there happen to be a lot working in it. I don’t have any issues with gays or what they do in their lives. I have a problem with the gay political agenda and I think that gays often try to seek an official stamp of approval to their lifestyle. If I was into S&M or some other sexual behavior that perhaps not everybody appreciates it, I wouldn’t necessarily want to have children’s books written about it or change the laws to accomodate my tastes. GIraldo, I don’t think anybody’s sexuality defines them as a person. But gays seem to want to define themselves almost exclusively that way.

    My biggest domestic issues have to do with taxation and the economy. Laws regarding gays are nowhere on my radar.

    Gay marriage? I think the government should get out of the business of sanctioning ANY religious institution, including marriage. Why do we need “marriage licenses”? If you want to join a church that allows gay marriage that should be your right. Married people should not have any more or any less benefits than unmarried people.

    Anyway, I thought your projecting Fontova’s comment about gays onto me was “disdainful and mean.”

    😉

  18. I know a gay guy I work with who, gods love him, has even worse fashion sense than *I* do.

    Anyway, I actually think this standard has more to do with the sexual promiscuity in modern society. I went to UT and was a psych major, so I got to hear all about the evolutionary psychological perspective.

    Basically, if a modern woman is assumed to have had sex with other men before, extreme skinniness is a way to advertise to a future mate that there is no way she is pregnant with some other man’s baby. Like all fashions, it can get taken way too far.

  19. Giraldo, sorry to be so pointy with you. I may be a little ‘hypersensitive’ to anything that sounds like PC-offense taking, myself.

    I appreciate your gracious and graceful response.

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