03.12.10 9 years ago 15 Comments

These are the first pictures from “Ugly Betty” of America Ferrera without her braces (via TV Addict). And whaddaya know, it turns out Ugly Betty is only Hollywood ugly. I’m sorry, I know I’ve talked about this before, but I’m never going to get over the wrong-ness of taking an attractive young Latina woman, then not brushing her hair and giving her braces, glasses, and godawful clothes. “Because you see, little girls, that’s what it takes to survive in the fashion industry!” It’s f*cking stupid. She had braces for three and half years! Your orthodontist is swindling you, you goddam retard.

And yeah, I understand the point: Her individualism is what makes her pretty, and she succeeds in a cutthroat industry because she’s true to herself, blah blah blah. It’s complete fantasy. That would be like a show about a fat, out of shape slob in the Marine Corps who wears sweatpants and a stained white t-shirt instead of a uniform, but he gets promoted because he’s such a good person. No. Life doesn’t work that way.

“Ugly Betty” is crap and I hate it and I’m glad it got canceled. I guess there isn’t a joke there, but I don’t see anything funny about celebrating ugly people.

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