Manipulating Mariah's weight

... and Jessica Simpson gets bitchy.


Rebecca Traister
January 11, 2006 1:18AM (UTC)

Ada Calhoun's daily Nerve column Scanner is always a great read, but today I noticed two small items that seemed worthy of Broadsheet's attention.

The first seems to have a broken link, but shows an image of a blog page with photographs of a typically scantily-clad Mariah Carey looking atypically plump. According to Calhoun, the images have been manipulated as part of a new game: "mocking Mariah Carey's recent weight gain by adding far more weight with Photoshop."

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Classy.

Then Calhoun tracks down the lithograph that Jessica Simpson was reported by Page Six to have purchased for $1,000. It's by cartoon artist Todd Goldman and shows a stick-figure girl above the phrase "You say I'm a bitch like it's a bad thing!"


Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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