why it’s time to stop talking about suri

by gurumommy on December 4, 2012

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This is funny (and very true!)  Melissa Sher writes:  Why It’s Time to Stop Talking About Suri.  If the Mayans were right about the apocalypse, I’m going to be really disappointed. For one, I just renewed my Costco membership and want my money’s worth. And for another, I recently read an article about Suri Cruise. If the world is ending soon, it means that one of the last things I will have read in my life is about Suri’s park playdate.  I’m embarrassed to admit that I clicked on a Suri link. But, in my defense, they’re everywhere. (And, yes, that’s a horrible defense.)  Googling her name and the word, “walking,” brings up nearly four million search results. “Suri” and “eating” gets you about four million results too. “Suri” and “playing” yields one million more than that.  All of this begs the question: Why are so many people paying so much attention to a 6-year-old?  The problem — our problem — is that she’s just a 6-year-old girl. And even though her parents are famous, she’s just a 6-year-old girl. And even though her famous dad jumped on a couch and then trotted out her famous mom on TV to declare his love for her and it was utterly bizarre, the girl’s only 6. And even though she does have beautiful clothes and pretty hair, at the end of the day, she’s still 6.

If one of my friends or your friends started posting regular updates on Facebook about some random little girl who lived down their street, we’d probably think it was, at best, a bit odd. If one of my friends or your friends started posting photos of the random little girl who lived down their street throwing a tantrum, walking to school or playing at the park, I’m quite certain that neither of us would hit “like.”

 

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