Have you heard Pink’s latest hit – Stupid Girls? Trixie is so taken by it that she’s got it as her caller ringtone. I'm taken by it too and the message that its sending out. For those who haven't heard it yet - it’s about how girls (famous or otherwise) these days seem to think that acting dumb is ever so cute. When it comes to celebs, I’m talking about people like Paris, Nicole and Jessica (Simpson not Alba) who are running around in impossibly high heels and dieting themselves into oblivion. (There are whisperings that some Malaysian women seem to be afflicted by this disease and I'll leave you to decide which ones they are)
Some of Pink’s lyrics really hit home: Maybe if I act like that/ That guy will call me back/ What a paparazzi girl/ I don’t wanna be a stupid girl/ Baby if I act like that, flipping my blonde hair back/Push up my bra like that, I don’t wanna be a stupid girl.You go Pink! But sadly, judging from various message boards about the song, I’ve discovered that many girls out there think that Pink is fat and jealous of the likes of Hilton, Ritchie and Simpson. Apparently, that’s why she’s written the song. Sigh! If you ask me, this is proof that the Stupid Girl Syndrome is spreading faster than bird flu.
As I mention in the column tomorrow, I don’t consider myself a feminist. Anyway, the word feminist seems to have taken on really unfortunate connotation (Admit it the moment you read "feminist" you pictured a butch looking woman wearing a man's suit, sporting a few chin whiskers and plotting to exterminate the existence of Man Kind). But it doesn’t take a champion of women’s rights to recognize that this new Stupid Phenomenon is liable to cause genuine damage.
Perhaps these Stupid Girls are actually Smart Girls who get rich by pretending to be stupid. But the reality is that young girls are being influenced into thinking that being dim is the way to a man’s heart, a big bank account and worldwide fame.
Well, acting stupid and making a career out of it may have you laughing all the way to the bank but where’s the fun in that when everyone you meet on the way there is laughing at you? A question that, no doubt, even a Stupid Girl can answer. Now that’s what I call a no-brainer!