#TBT: Tina Fey’s Quotes On Kim Kardashian Are Now More Relevant Than Ever
Fans of Upper Darby native Tina Fey’s 2011 memoir Bossy Pants may remember a section in the book that’s dedicated to body image. In it, Fey sounds off on the unrealistic image standards women feel like they have to live up to, thanks to stars like Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. The text is making the rounds on the Internet again this week, because of that vile photo of Kardashian’s bare-ass on the cover of Paper Magazine. Let’s take as moment to reflect:
I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful.
Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyoncé and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.