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All these western models.

Nothing wrong of being western or being white, or western white model for the matter. But they are everywhere. Why are they everywhere and why are they in Peru? Is this the last cousin of colonialism?

Actually it was Martin who pointed it out. He said something like (but in Swedish) ”I think it is so sad that it is western people on the commercials, it is a bit weird”) The sad thing about the western way of looking is only this, that it is displayed everywhere and that even if the models are Brazilian or Peruvian it is the western looking models as Giselle who are the ones fronting the campaigns. It makes me feel a bit sick.

When being in the north, or in the western world, this phenomenon it isn´t as evident to me as it is now. Maybe because in the north, lets say Sweden, there is a lot of western looking people. But here, not so many. So why are they everywhere on buildings then?

It feels fake. That is exactly what it feels like. It feels like we are living in a big fake world. That´s what it feels like.

Katarina

 

 

 

12 Comments

  1. That’s because we are, Katarina. We are all manipulated from morning to night by advertising companies and PR companies and governments as well. We have never lived in a world without a huge percentage of ‘fake !’.

    • Yes, that is true. But I´m a sucker who believes in the possibility that one day, human kind will change and be more humane. Who will see the true colors of the world and who will except everybody as equals. Don´t you just wish that this was true and worth nagging about?

        • If we both wish this maybe it will come true? We all know that girls rule the world and that we eventually will take over totally, so… Maybe it will come true?

          • I am too old to give you an answer. The answer must come from your own generation.

          • well yes maybe. Haha you are to old? haha nooo.. You might live another 30 and that is like 3 generations more so you never know.

          • Katarina – I would be 100 !!! Don’t wish that on me, please …

          • Well that is normal these days you know and saying that you are to old to change the world is a bit lacy don´t you think? You have all these great opinions and are a vegetarian, not many your age are vegetarian, and then you go and give the weird comment ”I´m to old”. It is like hiding behind ”just because I am this old, I don´t have to do the things you require from me” or like teenagers who don´t wan´t to do the dishes ”but I´m just fifteen”. Just sayin.

          • Not what I meant. I said that because I’m not ”in the swing” as it were. I’m not part of today’s ”what’s hot and what’s not”. I don’t follow TwitBook. I’m outside the general swing.

          • haha your a blogger?????!!!!! since when is that being not in the swing? haha 🙂 you are so funny. You know there is a lot of people your age, if we are to go that way, that can´t start a computer and barely use a smart phone.

          • As I couldn’t, if I had one in my hand. I know a fair bit about Windows because Chic taught me – but you can see that means my knowledge is outdated. (And this is one of the MANY reasons I detest Win8 – but only one.) I do enjoy being able to fix some things; but at the moment I am being driven totally mad by Chrome, that keeps changing my settings and not opening up properly. And I NEED Chrome because of its translation facilites – including for your site, sometimes (my IT guy is not a browser specialist). So much for my IT ability …

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