I’m taking a time out from my eight-part caregiving series to blow off some serious steam about a big center-fold spread in the May 7, 2012 issue of People Magazine titled “Beauty at Every Age.” It features 80 pictures of female celebrities aged 20 to 59. EXCUSE ME? Does this mean the People staff believes there are no beautiful women over the age of 59 because that’s sure what it seems like to me? Maybe if they had titled it “Beauty from 20 to 59” I might not have been as offended. But I’m still angry about it today, so I know it’s time for me to tell the Vibrant Nation world how I feel about this nasty affront from a magazine I have always read every week, from cover to cover, for 38 years. People has offered us another prime example of ageism in the media.
We all know there are beautiful women over the age of 60. People could have picked a few of them and featured their photos.
And in their 70’s: Sophia Loren, Julie Andrews, Diahann Carroll, Faye Dunaway, Florence Henderson
I’m sure there are some in their 80’s but I don’t have time to go find them right now. I have to go get my hair colored.
And of course, my personal favorite for timeless beauty: BETTY WHITE
I’m no longer relying on People for my pop culture fix. I’ve switched to TMZ and Us Magazine for my daily and weekly dose of holy crapola.
What do you think?