painted-whore:

I wish people would stop insulting Anna Paquin’s teeth, or just her person in general. I hate scrolling through her tag and finding hate comments on her. I fucking love her teeth, I love everything about the woman! Wow, she’s got a gap; That doesn’t diminish her beauty inside or out. This woman is perfect to me and it pisses me off when people insult her because she’s helped me figure out some of who I am, even if she hasn’t done it personally, but her being who she is, is what’s done it. You wouldn’t like it if I insulted your idol/role model or left some petty hate comment on their tag. So don’t do it. Okay, you don’t like her? Fine, just don’t spread your hate on for everyone else to see.

/endrant

I don’t get why the gap bugs folks so much.  What is so bad about having a gap between your teeth?  Lauren Hutton has one.  So do Vanessa Paradis, Monika Jagaciak, Madonna, Flea, Lawrence Fishburne, David Letterman, Jorja Fox, Condoleezza Rice, and Michael Strahan.  Zac Efron used to have one.  In some cultures this gap is considered lucky or more attractive

It shouldn’t be a big deal, though.  No person is completely perfect.  No one has a perfect body.  We all have some kind of “flaw” that makes us not as nice-looking as our cultural norm.  Where some people might feel uncomfortable with their flaw, Anna Paquin has been very upfront about how she feels proud of it.  That means that she is basically telling society that we shouldn’t judge a person over something as petty as the person’s teeth.  That attitude should make her more attractive to people.

In a world where we see people have such extreme body image issues and where we watch people die because they are made to feel shame over some part of their life or their body, we should applaud people who are willing to say that they are not ashamed of being different.  We should support people wanting to feel comfortable in their own skin, instead of mocking them because they do.


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.