Selfies: Is An Apology Necessary?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 11, 2015 in Immoral Conversations |

I sometimes think that society hasn’t got it all together yet. In fact, I’m fairly sure that this is true, and that society – as a generalized term – will never manage to get it all together in any way, shape or form even when it comes to the most simple of things such as the image of a person’s body.

Here we are lauding it over how much skin we can see through the dress of an actress walking the red carpet; turning the pages of our newspaper quickly to see the daily topless pin-up; glancing surreptitiously at the top shelf in the news agents for a quick glimpse of something interesting; spending hours surfing web sites with a questionable calling and a clearly over the line content; ogling the latest stolen selfies from actresses in the limelight and yet…

Stripped, Tanga, German Football Players, Dressing Room, Selfie

Screenshot Source: Twitter

And yet some people in that brief shine of stardom are still being forced to apologize for their appearance and for the fact that they show their bodies off – without all the intimate bits showing, I hasten to add.

Strangely enough it is fine for football stars like Beckham to model underwear – and receive a very acceptable level of pay – but when someone offers it for free it is considered in ill-taste, a case of mis-judgement, an event requiring an apology to ‘all my fans’?

An apology for the alcohol related photograph on the left is, in my opinion, far more a requirement than for the showing of abs on the right.

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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