SHOULD ACTORS HAVE AN OPINION? : BLOSSOM HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

Mayim Bailik aka Blossom has decided to give her opinion on the Disney film Frozen. Before I go into what the actree had to say, let me give you some background on the artist formally known ans Blossom. Mayim has a Ph.D and she is a neuroscience professor when she is not on the set. The lady is no dummy. So when she decided to give her harsh opinion on the Disney film Frozen, everyone suddenly thinks Mayim is a loud mouth dummy.

 

Here is what Mayim had to say about Frozen………on Kveller.com

Oh my gosh. I know, I’m about to lose more fans than when I declared myself a proud liberal Zionist during Operation Protective Edge.

Well, I have to speak the truth: My sons and I did not like “Frozen.”

When we first saw it, I thought it was just me who didn’t like it and I had to stop myself from audibly exclaiming, “What!?” when things did not make sense and I rolled my eyes a LOT and felt bad that they might be enjoying it and here I was, Scrooge-ing away. But then the truth came out. They didn’t like it. Phew. Dodged that bullet.

How did this come about? My best friend had “Frozen” on DVD and on a particularly bad parenting day that she witnessed (i.e. I may have told her I thought I was going to burn a fuse in my brain or have an aneurysm just trying to make it through the upcoming 24 hours), she urged me to just give myself a break and put on “Frozen” for my boys. So we watched it.

In true Mayim/Scrooge fashion, here are the things I disliked about “Frozen.” I should note that I don’t care for musicals really at all, so that was one strike against this movie in the first place, but I will leave the explanation of my disdain for musicals for another post.

Music aside, here are my three main issues:

1. Plot/Feminism?

Sure, it’s sort of hidden, but the search for a man/love/Prince is still the reigning plot line in the movie, as it is with pretty much all movies for young people which are animated. The sister’s desire to marry this guy she just met, and the other sister getting mad at her–we still have a plot about the identification of a woman being based on her desire and search to meet a man.

Of course, in general, in the Universe, heterosexual women tend to want to meet men and I am one of those women. My issue is not that. My issue is that this is a movie geared to small children who I don’t think need to be focusing on that as the main driving plot of a movie, especially when it’s not a literary or historically-based fairy tale. And these characters are young; certainly not old enough in my socially conservative opinion to be searching for mates!

I’ve had just enough already with this finding a man business in most every kids’ movie. Disney classics were all about this and look where it’s gotten us! Naked billboards of singers and women still not paid equal pay for equal work and ridiculous standards of beauty and body image and campaigns such as “Why I Don’t Need Feminism” and tons of other things proving we still have a ways to go.

Am I taking this all too seriously? Of course I am! That’s because I’m me!

2. Denoument/Male Bashing?

Denoument is French for the unfolding of a story–the final unraveling, as it were. What happens in “Frozen”? The Prince/hero turns out to be a scheming villain. He pretended to love her and then he double crosses her and she gets the lesson taught to her not to trust those nasty scheming conniving men. Because you know, men can’t be trusted? Meh.

I know, you’re confused by me. Yeah, take a number. First I claim to be a feminist and now I claim to be against male-bashing. That’s because feminism doesn’t equal male-bashing. And this movie isn’t empowering because it shows that a Prince is a jerk and should not have been trusted. That’s weird too. It’s just confusing.

All of the talk I’ve heard about “Frozen” revolves around how it goes against all the stereotypes of princess movies. And in some ways it does; it shows one sister trying to convince the other sister not to trust this guy she just met. Then the guy turns out to be a villain and the sisters need to rely on each other, using their love to transform and save them ultimately. It’s a lovely notion, but it was just not executed well at all in my opinion.

3. Women as Dolls?

OK, my biggest problem with this movie was the way the female characters are drawn and animated. The male characters look like cartoon men. They have some exaggerated features, sure. But by and large, they look like they have the proportions of human beings.

Not so with our lead ladies. They have ginormous eyes. Like really ridiculously big. Teeny-tiny ski slope noses. Exaggerated delicate ski sloppiness, actually. Barbie doll proportions of their bodies in general: tiny waists, ample busts, and huge heads. They look like dolls. They don’t look like the same species as the male characters even! What’s up with that?! My sons thought the females looked likeBRATZ dolls, truth be told. I kind of agree.

My loquacious almost 9-year-old Firstborn liked the snowman character, but that was about it. Little Man also liked the snowman and I think he enjoyed it at age 6 since I would argue that at age 6 kids don’t really get what’s going on; it’s all about the entertainment value of pretty shapes and colors moving on a screen that is hypnotizing.

I know everybody loved “Frozen” and that I am going to get so much hate for this. But I’m just keeping it real, yo. Or trying.

Obviously Mayim has a lot to say, but I do not think she should be penalized for having an opinion. Just because she is an actress that doesn’t mean she is not human. Mayim is a mom, actress, professor and role model to many. So give her a break already. Today on The View Rosie O’donell stated that she had a major problem with what Mayim had to say. I hope they invite Mayim to the set so they can duke it out, in a respectable manner of course.

WHEN YOUR TWEETS GETS YOUR REALITY SHOW CANCELED: CEE-LO GREEN TWEETS AWAY AN OPPORTUNITY

I know the rest of the Goodie Mob is pissed at Cee-Lo Green. Their band mate Cee-Lo is in major trouble and he recently plead no contest to giving a woman the drug ecstasy. This charge is a felony. The drama in his life has cost the group their reality show.

In this day and age when you are going through something , many just tweet about it. So the pop star decided now would be a great time to go on tweeting and ranting about the act of a rape. It’s not rape if the person is passed out. People who have really been raped remember. These are just a few of the irresponsible and stupid tweets that Mr. Green allegedly created.

In the midst of Cee-Lo’s legal matters, his reality show on TBS The Good Life has been pulled off of the air. The network says that the show had extremely low ratings, but after Cee-Lo’s twitter fiasco that took the cake.

Rape should not be taken lightly. GOSIPTV takes the subject matter of such an act very seriously. Although difficult to talk about, it needs to be addressed. Cee-Lo’s nonchalant tweets about rape and rape victims is disgusting. No many or woman should fall victim to such and act.  I think the networks decision to pull the show off of the air was fair and I pretty sure their will be even more hell to pay for those tasteless tweets.

WHEN THE JOKES ON YOU: BET IN BIG TROUBLE OVER DISTASTEFUL JOKE

Karrueche Tran was a guest co-host on BET‘s 106&Park and in normal co-hosting fashion she read from a teleprompter. Well just when Karrueche thought she had everything down pact, she read a very distasteful joke about Beyonce and Jay-z‘s daughter Blue Ivy’s hair and the gates of to hell opened up.

During a segment called The Top 6 Things Blue Ivy Thought During The VMA’s , Karrueche says “I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.” The 2 year old has been the butt of many hair jokes. There was even a petition created asking Beyonce to come Blue Ivy’s hair. (Which confirms how screwed up the world actually is.)Well needless to say, heads rolled over this ignorant joke. Since the airing of the show Karrueche has been getting death threats from Beyonce’s fans.

The President of music programming for BET Stephen Hill released a public statement, stating that it is not Karrueche’s fault she was just reading what a producer wrote. 106&Park is now on hiatus. There have been reports that a producer has been fired from the show for the unnecessary drama they have caused.

Bow Wow has stated that the show is on hiatus because he is taping for CSI. As we all know Bow Wow is one of the host for the music countdown show. We have seen plenty of  guest co-host come on and take over while the officials host are away doing other things. Show often take a hiatus but this is all too sudden. How convenient for BET to go on hiatus in the midst of a PR crisis.

TELL THE TRUTH CNN: TALIB KWELI GIVES DON LEMON A PIECE OF HIS MIND

Tensions continue to rise in Ferguson Missouri after the slaying of the unarmed black teen Mike Brown. CNN has been on the scene since day one. You would think their reports would be somewhat accurate right? Well rapper and activist Talib Kweli begs to differ. During an interview Don Lemon and Talib’s conversation gets ugly.

When Talib challenged the authenticity of CNN’s reports on an event the rapper actually attended. Don tries to interject the rappers damaging comments about the network. These two grown men then remembered why they were in Ferguson in the first place and resolved the issue. The argument ended with laughs and that folks is how you get out of a bad situation.

THE REALITY CURSE: FROM MAKING DA BAND TO TRYING TO MAKE BAIL

Do you remember when Diddy was Makng Da Band? Well one of his band members Sara Stokes has been making a name for herself and it’s not for her music. Everytime I see this lady in the news, she is being arrested. This time Sara was arrested for allegedly beating the crap out of her husband Tony. This recent arrest violated Sara’s probation and now she will have to spend 93 days in the slammer.

Life after reality TV for the Stokes Family has been nothing but a nightmare. I personally think that this family had these issues before Sara’s Making Da Band Days. Background checks should definitely be done on any future reality stars.

Has signing with Bad Boy turned Sara in a bad girl?

I HEAR A NEW SONG IN THE WORKS: CHRISETTE MICHELE REGRETS BEING ON REALITY TV

R&B Diva songstress Chrisette Michele is not feeling being on reality TV. When i heard she was going to appear on R&B Diva’s I was shocked. Chrisette comes off like the artist Prince, super talented and very reserved. Chrisette may have quit R&B Diva’s LA. Being on the reality show has shown her the ugly side of people. Unfortunately she has been getting negative feedback, because she wore some angel wings and wanted everyone to share and express their feelings.

Check out the letter Chrisette wrote to her fans.

PHOTO:IONEADWNEWS

Should Chrisette quit reality TV? Can she change the game? Or will the world only accept only the ratchet and never the positive on their TV screens?

PLEASE COVER UP: CHRIS GET IN TROUBLE FOR WIENER IMPROV

Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt decided to take matters into his own hands on set. He was doing a nude scene but he was giving nude underwear to wear,Chris was not getting the right reaction from his co-star Amy Phoehler. As Chris expected Amy was super shocked and they got the shot. Chris’s improv and last minute decisicion to pull his snake out was beyond effective. He later was rep remanded for the some what funny act. Today he can laugh about it. Check out his interview with Seth Myer’s as he talks about what went down.