Definition of irony: The ugliness of ‘beauty’ magazines
“Do not read beauty magazines; they will only make you feel ugly”: this is the wise lyrical advice of Baz Luhrmann in the Sunscreen song.
The latest edition of Heat magazine is reported to NOT revolve around weight loss; which celebrities look ugly without make-up; and whose ‘happy’ marriage recently smashed into smithereens. Mock the Week and the ‘advertisements that will never see the light of day’ gag springs to mind.
As a society, and students in particular, we are more than partial to watching a bit of crap TV and reading crap magazines (we need a break from all those studies sometime, right?!), but where do we start to draw the line? How many of you are sick of walking into your local news agents and being greeted by ten different magazines all offering their riveting opinion on which celebrities have piled on an extra few pounds; or how Victoria Beckham’s weight has plummeted to an all-time low and her friends are sincerely concerned…