Controversial KimYe South Park Episode Raises A Real Question [Photo] [Video]
The season finale of South Park has become one of the most talked about South Park episodes this season on the internet. Although it’s creators decided to poke fun at KimYe, (because that’s what everyone in media seems to love to do these days), it shed light on an old yet still controversial topic.
Does the media’s portrayal of “perfect beauty” still have a negative effect on our young girls self-esteems?
Constantly seeing our “role models” giving into media’s stereotype, some of these girls inevitably begin to compare themselves to this unrealistic image.
In 2009 octuplets’ mother Nadya Suleman reportedly under went plastic surgery to look exactly like actress Angelina Jolie. Gaining national attention not only for giving birth to 8 babies via in vitro fertilization but also for her extreme plastic surgery.
In the episode, Wendy try’s to explain to everyone that the women you see in the magazine (with their perfect bodies and unblemished skin) can differ greatly from the real life thing. This is due to the overwhelming use of photoshop.
But societies obsession of “perfect beauty” overpowers her lesson in teaching the girls and boys of South Park the importance of loving ones self as they are. Eventually she finds herself giving into the pressure of societies stereotype, thus losing an important part of herself.
Between young women injecting their bodies (with god knows what) for that perfect ass or full lips to applying ridiculous amounts of make-up to where they are unrecognizable without it. All for what?
The attention they feel they lack, or the self love they need to receive from everyone else but themselves?
The question remains does media portrayal of what beauty still effect our young girls? Does it even effect the way you look at yourself as an adult?
It seems as though everyone is focusing more on the bashing of Kim and Kanye and yet NOT addressing the issue of how the “perfect celebrity” is effecting our children