The Megan Fox backlash

The dude-o-sphere is getting sick of the "Transformers" star, so they're organizing a "media blackout"


Tracy Clark-Flory
July 29, 2009 11:30PM (UTC)

Oh, fickle hearts! Having spent the last year drooling over the blue-eyed, raven-haired star of "Transformers" -- you know, the one who has recently graced the cover of, oh, every magazine known to man -- the dude-o-sphere is suddenly turning on its object of lust. They're doing the equivalent of deleting her number and blocking her calls, but just for one day -- Megan Fox Media Blackout Day.

The New York Daily News reports that the August 4 boycott is being promoted by "a dozen male-focused Web sites including AOL's men's lifestyle/humor site Asylum.com -- as well as Ask Men, Just a Guy Thing and Double Viking." AskMen's Editor-in-Chief James Bassil explains, "We're joining in the media blackout and giving our readers a one-day reprieve from the woman we've been drowning in all summer." More accurately, the woman who has made you  drown in your own saliva.

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It isn't that she has suddenly lost her looks, these sites are just craving "more diverse eye candy," the Daily News reports. Only, the sole suggestion offered for a replacement is actress Odette Yustman, a lookalike nicknamed "The Poor Man's Megan Fox." So, in reality, the Fox backlash has less to do with variety and everything to do with newness -- and that concludes today's lesson on the very short life cycle of the sex symbol.


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