Desensationalized Headlines

Headlines: in the past five years or so, they seem to have reached a level beyond ridiculous. A writer may say that reading X will make the reader Y, when Y is to go insane, be unable to believe their eyes, scream, hide under their desk or some other dramatic presumption. Readers may be assured that a certain article will change their lives, alter the way they live them, or revolutionize the way they cook beets until the day they die. Readers may be told in advance that, in a list, number three will make them rip out their hair/laugh hysterically/do a jig/hug their mama.

Headlines for celebrity gossip stories are similarly absurd. Older celebrities are crticized if they have wrinkles or show other signs of age, yet they are constantly being monitored for signs of plastic surgery. Male and female luminaries who dare to wear swimsuits without being perfect tens have their bodies picked apart, feature by feature. Some headlines suggest that overweight stars have a lot of nerve to show their face in public. Starlets wearing baggy sweaters or who've just eaten big dinners may be described as pregnant. 

The pictures here are examples of such exaggerated celebrity headlines. Summing up the photos in plain language may sound boring and state the obvious, but at least they are accurate. Via 22 Words.

 

 


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I have sent this article to The Daily Mail - a British newspaper that is obsessed with this sort of rubbish, particularly with its on-line edition. Usually about D-listers very few people have heard about let alone give a damn about.
Just a few examples from today: Former Steps star Claire Richards shows impressive slimline figure during family day out at Legoland - Raising the Bar! Ms. Refaeli displays her endless legs in scalloped Stella McCartney dress as she steps out at amfAR Gala in Milan - Trying to steal the limelight! Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace draws attention to her cleavage in plunging crop top as she attends Nicola McLean's birthday bash. And on and on it goes.
What makes it worse is that The Daily Mail used to be a quality newspaper a few years ago, now it's just another "celebrity" obsessed rag.
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