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Monday, May 01, 2006

Unhealthy Body Images


Freddie Ljungberg - Every Tom, Dick and Harry?

There has been a lot of talk over the years about 'unhealthy body images', especially amongst the female modelling community. I for one never expected it to really become an issue for men until I found myself approaching 30. Now none of the *snicker* male fashion mags I flip through have men with bodies like mine. This is clearly very dangerous and unhealthy. I would like to start a movement (support me here guys and gals) to push for more healthy male images to be mixed in with the clearly unhealthy example above. I will start with a 'plus size' modelling agency for men. The bloke below is clearly more natural and will form a template for future applicants:

A more 'healthy' male body image
You see, I really find it dangerous and disturbing that millions of young men all over Australia force themselves to eat fresh fruit and vegetables and visit the gym regularly all to emulate the 'unnatural' body images of male models. Clearly a healthy male would be more accustomed to BBQ's, beer, armchair sports and a more rounded physique?

44 Comments:

  • Is that you, shroom?

    Serious note: incidence of anorexia and bulimia among men is on the rise. Men actually have a more limited portrayal in the media to compare themseves too: the standard is buff six-packed tanned, minimally haired. At least women have a few differing standards of perfection to aspire to. /serious note.

    By Blogger Chesty LaRue, at 5:49 PM  

  • Amen Brother !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:49 PM  

  • Nah, my name isnt freddy and i have some work to do before my beer gut looks that 'fine'.

    By Blogger mushroom, at 5:51 PM  

  • those plus size male models look fat to me

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:03 PM  

  • Ahhhh Freddy. He is one fine fine piece of manhood - beats Beckham anyday.

    Unfortunately if you create a modelling agency for plus size men shroom they will only get work at those Big'n'Tall stores.

    By Blogger killerrabbit, at 6:05 PM  

  • Oh the hipocracy miss kitten.....

    By Blogger mushroom, at 6:12 PM  

  • It's simple....

    If you don't look like a model,
    then you're fat and ugly.

    Get over it!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:21 PM  

  • sob sob sob

    By Blogger mushroom, at 6:28 PM  

  • whats the problem here? fat guys ram fat chicks and ugly chicks pash the ugly guys. it all balances out in the end.

    but i guess thats not the point of this post is it?

    By Blogger Mex, at 7:00 PM  

  • I really dunno if there was a point. Chesty seemed to lower (or prob increase) the tone by adding something serious.

    By Blogger mushroom, at 7:04 PM  

  • and let me guess... this 'Freddy' of which you speak... is his nickname "Fat Freddy"?

    By Blogger Mex, at 7:23 PM  

  • The problem with the ugly+ugly and fat+fat thing is that no matter how fat/ugly someone is they usually fancy hotter/skinnier people.

    Like that fuckwit Harry on TBL been quoted as saying that he would not stand for it if his wife put on weight (she weighs 50kg) ...

    By Blogger Chesty LaRue, at 7:26 PM  

  • Nah freddy the model mex dear. The eye candy i provided for you girls before you got the gross out when you scrolled down.

    How funny is that LaRue, a fat dude saying his wife cant get fat.

    By Blogger mushroom, at 7:30 PM  

  • I think the grossest thing about freddy is the hair - it's all uniform as though he recently shaved himself of something.

    By Blogger Chesty LaRue, at 7:35 PM  

  • Sweet! I gets to sing some more Weird Al....

    "Your butt is wide, well mine is too
    Just watch your mouth or I’ll sit on you
    The word is out, better treat me right
    ’cause I’m the king of cellulite"

    By Blogger Sympho, at 7:38 PM  

  • oh ok - so who's the fat guy?

    (and dont play dumb - we all know its you)

    By Blogger Mex, at 7:42 PM  

  • mmmm... time for second lunch before i start my afternoon of snacking.

    By Blogger Sympho, at 7:49 PM  

  • OK ok already mex.........its fingers.

    By Blogger mushroom, at 7:55 PM  

  • You girls are so insensitive to mens issues, especially you mexicana

    By Blogger mushroom, at 7:58 PM  

  • Go fuck yourself, Kramer.
    When I was your age, I looked like a chopstick with ears.
    You've got a 25 kg head-start on me, Lard Hips and you'll look like a fucking beanbag by the time you're 40

    By Blogger fingers, at 7:59 PM  

  • ive got my own issues to deal with - i dont need to respect yours too.

    By Blogger Mex, at 8:03 PM  

  • and i thought this forum was about recognising the diversity in our body shape issues finger puppet.......you oompa loompa

    By Blogger mushroom, at 8:11 PM  

  • I thought we were discussing how great it is to live in a world where fat guys can jump hot chicks coz they're cashed up...

    By Blogger fingers, at 8:39 PM  

  • Sorry for the confusion. AMEN brother! Does it work if you just pretend you are cashed up??

    By Blogger mushroom, at 8:54 PM  

  • Sure does !!!
    Coz everyone knows the hottest trouts are the dumbest.
    Which was actually a Rod Stewart song until his PR team had a hissy fit.
    The hot trouts are the dumbest,
    Baby I know...

    By Blogger fingers, at 8:59 PM  

  • wasnt that Cat Stevens?

    By Blogger Mex, at 9:19 PM  

  • Follow your dreams, you too can reach your goals. Beefcake! Beefcake!

    By Blogger Jon, at 9:58 PM  

  • Mex, mex, mex....
    It's better to be hot than clever sometimes...

    By Blogger fingers, at 9:59 PM  

  • so what does that make you? seeing as you're neither?

    By Blogger Mex, at 10:17 PM  

  • you must be hot mex

    By Blogger mushroom, at 10:22 PM  

  • nope. just stupid.

    By Blogger Mex, at 10:44 PM  

  • Freddie has excellent "David" lines.

    Mmmm.

    By Blogger W, at 11:44 PM  

  • are they the ones at the bottom of the stomach muscles that point downwards??

    By Blogger mushroom, at 11:51 PM  

  • Oh yes they are. Yummo.

    By Blogger W, at 12:17 AM  

  • 'David' lines?

    I always just called them arrows ...

    By Blogger Chesty LaRue, at 12:21 AM  

  • See you chicks are part of the problem, forcing men to be unnaturally hot ;-)

    By Blogger mushroom, at 3:54 PM  

  • "david lines"?? "arrows"??

    dur... its called the V

    By Blogger Mex, at 4:28 PM  

  • I thought the 'V' was your map, Tassie...

    By Blogger fingers, at 4:38 PM  

  • no - thats more like an "I"

    By Blogger Mex, at 5:47 PM  

  • I wonder if i could just pencil on those v lines?

    By Blogger mushroom, at 6:19 PM  

  • Just use contouring shadow and you should be right.

    The v. Heh.

    By Blogger W, at 7:06 PM  

  • Ooooh...my people love the 'I'.
    Very porno...

    By Blogger fingers, at 7:15 PM  

  • Enjoyed a lot! » »

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:55 PM  

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