Actress Rashida Jones is tired of seeing ass and tits everywhere. The “Parks and Recreation” star had some harsh words for those famous ladies who’ve made it their point to bare all.
On Oct. 19, Jones tweeted: “This week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular.” She punctuated the thought by adding #stopactinglikewhores.
Who you calling a whore, Rashida?
Jones wasn’t backing down once people responded to her tweets: “Let me clarify. I don’t shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies…BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as ‘the norm.’ There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be SEXY but leave something to the imagination.”
What Jones fails to realize is that calling someone a whore is not only shaming, even though she says she isn’t, but who made her the oracle of what’s “whorish” and what’s not? The same whorish ways she’s condemning is fueled by the Hollywood lifestyle she’s living.
I have to wonder which “whores” she’s referring to?
I’m pretty sure she wasn’t talking about black actresses. Hell, most black actresses can barely get work in Hollywood, we all know some don’t have the privilege of playing the ambiguous types. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume she’s referring to the Mileys, Rihannas, Kim Kardashians and Lady Gagas of the entertainment world. Sure these women are portraying a certain type of image, but why?
Because money. That’s why. Their “whorish” ways are their bread and butter. But that’s not to say what they’re doing is anything new. Sex and nakedness sells.
In a recent open letter to Miley Cyrus, Sinead O’Connor pretty much laid into the chick and told her to check herself:
I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether its the music business or yourself doing the pimping. Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.I am happy to hear I am somewhat of a role model for you and I hope that because of that you will pay close attention to what I am telling you. The music business doesn’t give a shit about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, ‘they’ will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone. None of the men oggling you give a shit about you either, do not be fooled. Many’s the woman mistook lust for love. If they want you sexually that doesn’t mean they give a fuck about you. All the more true when you unwittingly give the impression you don’t give much of a fuck about yourself. And when you employ people who give the impression they don’t give much of a fuck about you either. No one who cares about you could support your being pimped.. and that includes you yourself.
Maybe this is similar to what Jones was trying to convey in her tweets. Sure O’Connor used a lot of “fucks”, but sometimes tough love is the best love.
In any event, I could careless how many sledgehammers Miley licks, how many times Rihanna does whatever it is she does, or if Kim Kardashian ever comes clean about her inflated hind parts. Jones made her point, even though she comes off a bit judgmental. What another chick does with their body is their business, and in the world of Hollyweird, there’s room for the saintly Jones types and the less than holy Rihannas of the world, because it’s all a business.
Maybe someone should remind Rashida of this spread she did for GQ:
If we’re basing “whorish” on nakedness. Hi pot. Meet kettle.