ISIS in the Middle East (and apparently here in the U.S.)…
Illegal aliens flooding our borders, committing (more) crimes and draining our resources…
A government consisting of both Democrats and Republicans who refuse to consider anything beyond their own agendas…
I’d call all of those disastrous. Yet celebrity hairstylist Nicky Clarke would like to present his own definition of that word: women with grey hair. At least women with grey hair who aren’t “really old.”
Yup! That’s right. Grey hair on a woman is apparently appalling, even on a woman with the money and fame and personality of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
That’s who Clarke was directly referring to when he made a string of ridiculously sexist and absurd statements. But don’t feel too bad, Kate; he went on to lump all women into the mix.
Here’s some more of his caveman comments, as reported by Daily Mail:
· “Kate needs to get rid of her grey hair – it’s not a good look.”
· “She does have amazing things done to her hair and it can look great, but unfortunately it’s the case for women – all women – that until you’re really old, you can’t be seen to have any grey hairs.”
· “It’s different for men. Men can go grey in their mid-50s and still be considered attractive – it’s the whole silver fox thing – but it’s not the same for women.”
· “Kate is such a style icon that even a few strands of grey would be a disaster, so I highly recommend that she cover it up. I hate grey hair.”
One could say that’s the sexist stupidity of a single celebrity-related individual. Except that… newsflash… it’s not. This comes on the heels of Yahoo’s article yesterday on “Hollywood’s Knee Anxiety: Ironing Out Those ‘Kninkles.’” The gist was that Hollywood is so obsessed with women’s physical perfection that stars are now having plastic surgery done on their knees.
So no grey hairs and no knee-wrinkles or ‘kninkles’ allowed. On women. Because we’re meant to be eye-candy until the day we die. It’s the only way we can have any real worth in life.
I’m so glad that Hollywood has opened my eyes. I’ll stop caring about those faux-disasters like ISIS, immigration-gone-wild and an egotistical government bent on monarchy, focusing on my hair and knees instead.
I’ll leave thinking about anything else to the men, who can look good with grey hair in their 50s.