Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Opium of the Masses -2

So certain sectors of the population are disappointed that Shilpa Shetty who was advertised as 'tonnes of surprises' sat on Stage for half of the 45minutes she was on-stage and didn't do much for the other half. Ha ha - and what pray tell were they expecting- a beautiful woman who married well to do what exactly? As a B-actress it wasn't like she was reknown for her singing or dancing or holding any strong beliefs about the world - her claim to fame being a Poster Child for the patriarchial system.
Guyana's attempt to ape the Celebrity Culture ended up in shambles and I do not think it is necessarily a bad thing, likewise with a certain group trying to promote the Indian ideal of beauty as fair skin and light eyes. This imposition and homogenisation of Beauty and what it is good for ought to be examined, coming from the school of thought 'Handsome is as handsome does'.
So then, this Show provided a Forum where people could dress up in their over-priced (for the average Guyanese) Indian costumes and meet others. Who would be the winners here-- the promoters and the Dress shops; who are the suckers and as one man commented-- he used the $3000 for a better night at KFC!

* Additional added a day later:  As an interesting observation --- putting Shilpa's picture on the Blog certainly seemed to increase the traffic by about 3 times!  People obviously preferring to hear a rant about someone they 'know' than one on the war in Libya or other social issues?

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