Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Rant #561: Beauty Loves the "Privileged" Life
Salma Hayek is truly one of the world's most beautiful women. The Mexican actress is good looking, has a smashing figure, and I guess she feels she can say what she wants, since she has never had to worry about money.
As a child, unlike many in Mexico, she was raised in a wealthy family, and as an adult, she is married to a multi-millionaire if not billionaire, and she, herself, makes plenty of money.
But to rub it into the faces of her fans is another thing.
"I never understood the point of being privileged if you don't get to have the privileges," Hayek says in the September issue of Allure.
The use of the word "privileged" her strikes a dischord with me.
What exactly does she mean by the word?
Does she mean that since she has always had money, she is above others who don't?
Does she mean that since she has money, she deserves to get perks that others don't?
Maybe she means something else, but I guess when you have never had to worry about money, you get like that.
Yes some people are privileged, and some people are lucky, and some people are both.
And even more people are neither.
Hayek needs to come down to earth a bit.
I am sure she puts on her bra just like the other ladies, so what makes her more special than anyone else?
Sometimes, people of wealth kind of lose their sense of reality. They don't know what it is to work hard--and I mean a 9-to-5 job, not working on location in some exotic locale--and they just don't seem to breathe the same air as the rest of us.
Although in actuality, they do.
I am not knocking Hayek's talent or beauty. She has a lot of both.
But don't talk down to the masses. It has been proven time and time again that money doesn't bring true happiness. Maybe by saying this she is trying to convince herself that she is happy where she is now. Maybe she's not.
But her comment comes off as being very, very smug.
And that's not a beautiful thing.
Go count your money and stop pontificating about being privileged.
We would be extra privileged if you would just shut your mouth and act.
Posted by Larry at 4:08 AM