To the authors and editors of "MTV Awards Flourish Despite Britney Bomb"and related stories:
Regarding the above-named article and others published by the AP yesterday and today, I wish to make a complaint.
The performance and the woman are a disaster, I'll give you that. Discussion of her bad performance is more than appropriate. But I'm disturbed that in every AP article I've seen so far, much is made of how "unforgivably" out of shape Britney is, of her "paunch", etc. The woman's body definitely is less "cut" than it used to be, but I'm appalled that the AP is buying into the idea that a woman with the body displayed at that awards ceremony is outrageously out of shape. Frankly, I think most women who have had two children, and one just a year ago, would be happy--and HEALTHY-- to look like that in a bikini.
Way to contribute to the eating disorders of millions of young women, AP.
[Sent this morning.]