'Model' shoot a true crime, say feminists

It's very shortsighted to take the position that the concept of murdering models appeals to only a small demographic.

It's very shortsighted to take the position that the concept of murdering models appeals to only a small demographic.

In fact, all types of people can get behind the idea: the ugly, the overweight, the old, the non-beautiful, and the truly sick. Maybe even feminists - they hate those objectifying models, right?

Well, maybe not the feminists. They were actually the loudest complainers when noted female-empowering TV show America's Next Top Model decided to get awa from its usual photo shoot theme ("God, So Hot") and go with a "crime scene" motif in last week's show.

Their "crime scene" interpretation was a set of stunningly realistic photos of aspiring models lying dead, dripping blood from simulated violent wounds. Hot!

But women's groups went off, calling the photos dehumanizing and organizing a boycott of advertisers. Tyra Banks, the show's host, took the high road by declining to comment on the hysterical outcry, while wiping blood off her knife.

But really, women't movement: make up your mind. In America, if people are against something, they typically support its violent death. There is no middle ground in the mind of the TV-viewing public. The show may be dumb, but at least it's not earnest.

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