These days, showing your ass-ets seem to be the way to stay hot, trending and relevant. But what seems like an exhausted strategy to get noticed to us, seems like a default contingency plan for celebrity women; it’s like an ace in a bad hand of cards.
J-Lo’s many talents didn’t dissuade her from showing her butt on instagram promoting her new song “Booty.”
Nicki Minaj’s “thirst-trap” of an album cover for “Anaconda” is just down right ridiculous. The scary thing is that every female pop star is on the sam exploitation train: We caught Rihanna twerking on stage, and we all know Beyonce has her fair share of booty exploits… These celebrities in particular push the envelope of being sexy so aggressively that it’s not even sexy anymore – it’s desensitizing. It’s played-out and ran through. But what we need to start asking
ourselves is what is the motive behind this assertion for sexiness?
We could answer this question with the simple “sex sells” idea, but there has to be more going on here. These celebrities are trying to target our primal sexual desires through women. Women already have to deal with the obstacle of being perceived as sexual objects, yet everywhere they go, their role-models and super-star icons have their butts all over the screen. At this point we really can’t hate on Miley Cyrus for trying (keyword: trying) to twerk her back (as in no butt) to get attention.
The message that comes across from songs like “Booty” or an “Anaconda” cover is that a booty is really all you need to get what you want if you’re a woman. “If you got a big booty, shake that.” Now don’t get me wrong, booty has a place and time. But there is more to women to get attention rather than triggering our primal urges. They have more in their arsenal of success than the extensive use of their ASS-ets. And most importantly, it takes more than having a big booty to be sexy.
Watch JLo’s teaser of her new song, “Booty”