Do we have the right?

I watched almost everything about the Royal Wedding last week. I DVR’d every single thing and watched it almost all last weekend. I have one more show I haven’t seen yet but I love watching it over and over. About the only negative thing that’s been said over and over and over where how horrible Prince Andrews daughters Princess Beatrice  and
Princess Eugenie ‘s hats and outfits were.

Why do people pick such outlandish things to wear? Do you think, like others have said that they’re just seeking attention? Or do you possibly think they look good and like what they picked out?

Here’s a picture of Beyonce  last night at a gala at the Met in NYC. This dress was called the worst of the night.

What do you think? Is it mean to pick on someone’s choice of outfit? Do you think it makes this person feel bad or do you think it’s what they want? I always find myself thinking when I’m watching the Academy Awards and those types of things that we’re pretty hard on those people and often talk about them like they’re not human beings and we feel we can say what we want about what they wear and if hurts their feelings, so what. Do you think since they’re public figures it gives us all the right to say whatever we want about them? Do you think it hurts their feelings?

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15 Responses to Do we have the right?

  1. DM says:

    Call me old school but I subscribe to the notion that if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all..and treat other people like you want to be treated.. if someone wants to dress a little (or a lot) odd, then that’s their business.

  2. mssc54 says:

    Am I the only one who looks forward to the fair each year? One of my favorite exhibitions are the other people who go to the fair. I mean c’mon you gotta just be amazed at some of humanity’s exhibitions!

  3. SKL says:

    Well generally, I don’t really even notice what people wear, but some outfits are clearly worn with the intention of getting attention. And since that is the obvious intent, I don’t feel guilty having an opinion. I still don’t usually bother to put my thoughts into words / type, but if asked, I’ll say what I think. Those hats – my first guess is that this is their way of dissing either the groom or bride. Why, I have no idea, nor do I care. But I can’t believe someone thinks that is attractive. Sorry.

    As for Beyonce’s dress, I assume she thought it was cool. I do not share her opinion. But it’s not as if she’s the only person dressed unusually at that event. I mean, if she showed up like that at my parents’ 50th anniversary party, it would be like WTH??? But at the awards shows, people have come to expect weird stuff. So really, if it makes her happy, what is my problem? On the other hand, I don’t feel obligated to pretend it’s awesome when it’s not.

  4. Nikki says:

    Do we have the right? Yes, we all have our right to our opinion. Do I think it hurts their feelings? Honestly, probably not. I doubt that most don’t even read or watch the reviews. Whether they do it for the attention or they genuinely have “odd” taste, I really don’t think they care what “we” think. That hat on the right is absolutely ridiculous and I’m sure she has to know that is not the majorities taste, and I’m also sure she doesn’t care.

    • Laura says:

      When i saw that hat (it’s on Beatrice, btw), my first thought was, “WHY did you want to look like Medusa with the snakes coming out of your head???” I really wonder, sometimes, what goes through people’s heads when they choose an outfit.

    • Joy says:

      It looks like a great big giant ribbon or bow with the bottoms gone awry. It’s so ridiculous that I’m surprised someone didn’t lock her in a closet and Eugenie looks like she’s 80 in that get up. WTH??? Doesn’t anyone have these girls best interests at heart? Fergie always looks so nice. I wonder where this comes from? I think it’s got to be for the attention. Can you imagine living in the shadow they do? Their mom is thought so badly of that she wasn’t even invited to the wedding. I kinda feel sorry for them.

      • SKL says:

        If their mom wasn’t invited to the wedding, maybe that’s why the daughters felt they had to make a “statement.” I think it’s kinda sucky to not invite a close family member to a wedding, unless she’s likely to do something really horrific while there.

        I must say I don’t feel too much sadness for them being overshadowed by the princes. So is every other kid on earth. They get a lot more attention than most – for better or worse.

        I have to say though, I love their names. I heard them decades ago and they just stuck with me. (Call me weird, it’s OK.)

  5. Laura says:

    I went and looked at some pictures of the Princesses in other situations. Their fashion sense seems pretty hit-and-miss, very much like Fergie’s seems to be. It’s like they haven’t been given the benefit of the whole Royal Consultant/Advisory Board. Either that, or they often don’t listen, because sometimes their dress is tasteful and appropriate, and other times, like at the wedding and the after-parties, it’s a WTH moment. And I really think that, in the case of the wedding, there was a subconscious “look at me” thing going on. They have been SO overshadowed by the Princes their entire lives, it doesn’t surprise me that they’d choose outfits like that.

    As for Beyonce – it’s all about the attention. No psychological games going on there. She has the curves, and she wants to show them off. And sometimes, she just goes overboard. And she wasn’t the only one at that dinner… did you see Taylor Swift’s dress? Lord in Heaven, was that atrocious. There were plenty of others who had a “Worse Dressed” evening.

    I think there’s a difference between the Royal Wedding and the Met Gala though. The people going to the Met Gala – that’s all about being seen. They dress as flashy as they can because they want the attention. The Wedding was as much a “to be seen” deal, but there was a lot more decorum expected.

    Should we criticize? To a point, I think it’s ok. A “wow, you really missed the mark on that one” for Beatrice’s hat, or “really? what were you thinking?” to Taylor Swift. (really, it was a bad dress). But when we start doing things like was done to Fergie and the “Duchess of Pork” comments – that’s way overboard.

    • Nikki says:

      Didn’t Taylor Swift get “best dressed” for that event? Or maybe it was a different one, I don’t watch any of them. I heard it on the radio.

    • Joy says:

      Kojo voted Talor Swift as one of the best 5 of the night. Madonna got best dressed.

    • Joy says:

      I didn’t like Taylor’s dress either. I liked the top of it but didn’t like the way the bottom of it looked like it had a life of it’s own. I think it would have been much prettier if they layers went the same way.

      • Laura says:

        I agree about Taylor’s dress… it looks like someone totally shredded the bottom. It just looks wrong.

        And then there’s Christina Ricci’s dress… And Frieda Pinto (I don’t even know who she is, but her dress is awful)

        You can see some of them here.

  6. Joy says:

    You know, I think if you can’t walk up a flight of stairs, maybe you should rethink the dress. How silly do those long trains look? ISH!! On the floor all that time and dragging in whatever it is that everyone walked in and then to expect someone to carry it and or you up the stairs. Talk about Diva behavior.

    Also, I sure wish Fergie wouldn’t have had that surgery done to her face now. She looks like a shadow of herself.

    It’s so fun to be this catty!!!!!!!

  7. Sue says:

    I’m a bit late, but too bad! Celebrities and people in the spotlight wear things to be noticed. Plain and simple. Because bad press is still better than no press at all. I agree with Nikki that these people probably don’t read our comments nor do they care what we think.

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