Posts Tagged ‘celebrity pregnancies’

Oops. . . I Posed Nude While Pregnant Again

Jessica Simpson

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Let’s face it–the media is both obsessed and saturated with pregnant celebrities.  Celebrities don’t have large stomachs, they have “baby bumps”.  They don’t name their children something reasonable such as Emily or Joshua, they name them Kiwi, Apple, Banana, or Moxie Crimefighter.  These actions I can deal with.  But why in the name of Penthouse and Hustler, do they have to drop their clothes?

Jessica Simpson is the latest pregnant celebrity to become a soft porn star bare all for a magazine spread.  Of course she is preceded by Britney Spears and the lady who started it all, Demi Moore.  Don’t get me wrong; I know beauty, or rather art, is in the eye of the beholder.  I know that pregnancy and maybe even a pregnant body is beautiful in its own way, but come on!  Did you check out these pictures

I know that some feel that pregnancy is glamourous but does it have to be sexualized for the whole world to see?  I’m sorry, but it looks like Jessica Simpson is having an orgasm in the first picture.  The placement and position of her fiance’s head tells the same story.  I suppose the second pic is supposed to tease us:  “Oh, I wonder what’s underneath her hands?  No, no, don’t tell me!  Her breasts and vagina?  Absolutely no freaking way!  Elle magazine, you amaze me!”

I know the media wants to shock us but I have to wonder what pictures like these mean for the infertiles of the world.  In essence, absolutely nothing, but it is hard to erase the image of the smug celebrity stroking her stomach in ecstasy as she announces her fertility to the world.   It’s not enough for me to know that she is pregnant.  I have to see her nude as well.  Did she think I didn’t believe her when her clothes were on or something?  I get it–you’re pregnant.  Shut up, cover up and get over yourself.  Save the nudes for, I don’t know, your husband??

Not another celebuspawn!

First Jessica Simpson, then Mindy McCready, now Kourtney Kardashian !  Holy unwed mothers!  No, I don’t keep up with the Kardashians, but Kourtney is now expecting baby number two.  Yes, another celebrity has touted their ability to reproduce and the world has fallen at their feet.  Kourtney tells us: “You’re supposed to wait 12 weeks to tell people, but I feel confident.”

Twelve weeks, huh?  How about not telling us at all?           

Ok, I get it.  People somehow conceive babies.  It happens every day, but why in the name of God’s good graces, is this newsworthy? Think unemployment and illegal immigration are our nation’s most important issues?  No, the media chooses to make Beyonce’s “baby bump” (God, I hate that phrase) a leading story.

Remember when People magazine used to be about real people?   Go to People’s website right now!  Do it!  How many non-celebrity people stories do you see?  Probably not many, but I’m sure you’ll see a fertile actress or singer smugly stroking her burgeoning belly!

Maybe if more celebrities shared their fertility struggles, I wouldn’t feel like throwing my laptop across the room.  Yes, I’ve heard about Kourtney’s sister, Khloe (bet she’s feeling like a million bucks right now) and there are a few inspiring stories like Celine Dion’s (at least People did a cover story) and I suspect, many celebrities “in the closet” concerning their inability to conceive.

Here’s an idea, People Magazine:  put a couple of us infertiles on your cover!  Share our stories and our struggles!  Make us into celebrities, if only for a day!