"The Talk" host Julie Chen's eyelid surgery.....

  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 13, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    What do u think about Julie Chen's confession on The Talk yesterday about getting blepharoplasty (double-eyelid surgery done to look wide-eyed, "interested" & Eurocentrically "relatable" to Western standards of beauty & move up the ladder of broadcast journalism?

    Chen has been open about her surgery & has mentioned it before. Blepharoplasty is a common surgery with Asians to look & fit the Western ideal of beauty of having wide-looking eyes.

    Would u give in & alter ur heritage so u can easily be accepted & be "relatable"?.....
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    Sep 13, 2013 4:48 PM GMT
    No way, being accepted isn't so important that I'd change my culture. I think one would have to have culture and self-esteem issues within their own psyche to even consider such a move.
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    Sep 13, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    gta5iscomingin4days saidsad enough. i think the woman from mtv, what's her name again, did it too. self hatred is NOT cool but rather sad. she doesn't need surgery. she needs help and some pride.


    Read up on some of the articles on her confession on Internet & watch yesterday's 10 minute segment on The Talk, it's all over the Internet today. She's very proud of her Chinese heritage. It was just the pressure & complex she got from her boss when she was a reporter in Dayton, Ohio & her agent too.
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    Sep 13, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    blkapollo saidNo way, being accepted isn't so important that I'd change my culture. I think one would have to have culture and self-esteem issues within their own psyche to even consider such a move.


    Watch the 10 minute segment from The Talk yesterday & then make ur comment icon_smile.gif .....
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    Sep 13, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    The problem is many people never get down to the bottom of the issue. I am not bothered by anyone wanting to change their racial appearance to fit it ( i'm not saying i condone it ), what people fail to see is that it DOES make a difference and she said herself that she started getting more offers and companies were more interested in her after she got the surgery, what needs to be unpacked is the fact that people will treat you better with more eurocentric features, the problems with alot of racism in america is that alot of americans ( including black people ) like to pretend that its not a real issue, they'd rather lie and say it dosent really exist, instead of really trying to solve the issue,

    I was watching this show called " the real " and this lady asked Tamar Braxton And Tia Mowrey if lighter skin was preferred in the black community, they both lied and said " Nope i dont know anything about that ! Thats a myth . " ........ I couldnt believe they told a bold face lie like that.


    the question is asked around 28:16 for those who dont want to see the whole show

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    Sep 13, 2013 5:12 PM GMT
    I'm shocked that she did that. She was always so angry about any type of Asian put-downs. As for me, I would probably put money in it to make myself more attractive but not to make myself look like a different race.
  • Import

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    Sep 13, 2013 5:13 PM GMT
    I think she looks fab.
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    Sep 13, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    CopperDevil saidThe problem is many people never get down to the bottom of the issue. I am not bothered by anyone wanting to change their racial appearance to fit it ( i'm not saying i condone it ), what people fail to see is that it DOES make a difference and she said herself that she started getting more offers and companies were more interested in her after she got the surgery, what needs to be unpacked is the fact that people will treat you better with more eurocentric features, the problems with alot of racism in america is that alot of americans ( including black people ) like to pretend that its not a real issue, they'd rather lie and say it dosent really exist, instead of really trying to solve the issue,

    I was watching this show called " the real " and this lady asked Tamar Braxton And Tia Mowrey if lighter skin was preferred in the black community, they both lied and said " Nope i dont know anything about that ! Thats a myth . " ........ I couldnt believe they told a bold face lie like that.


    the question is asked around 28:16 for those who dont want to see the whole show



    Yes, I think Eurocentric features is placed on a higher preference by world majority than non-Eurocentric features.....
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 13, 2013 6:08 PM GMT
    Import saidI think she looks fab.


    She looks amazing icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 13, 2013 6:09 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI'm shocked that she did that. She was always so angry about any type of Asian put-downs. As for me, I would probably put money in it to make myself more attractive but not to make myself look like a different race.


    Definitely checkout the 10 minute segment from yesterday's The Talk.....
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    Sep 13, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    ReluctantPromises saidI'd pay good money if I could look more white. Being black doesn't really give you anything. If skin bleaching really worked I would be looking like Channing Tatum right now.


    Yeah, Channing Tatum's pretty desirable & "relatable" to most folks.....
  • adultoreo

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    Sep 13, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    Her body, her wish, her problems. I am glad she is honest about it.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 13, 2013 7:05 PM GMT
    adultoreo saidHer body, her wish, her problems. I am glad she is honest about it.


    Yes, she's always been.....
  • Hothouse

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    Sep 13, 2013 7:06 PM GMT
    She did what she thought she had to do to advance her career.
    It worked.
    A lot of people do things to fit certain expectations to advance their careers, political position, social status, romantic life.
    It's really nothing new.
    It reallys says more about our culture then it does about her.
    Think of how many gay men and women have gone to great lengths to hide their sexuality to remain acceptable and advance their careers. There was a DJ just this week that was "caught" and had denied it previously. Wentworth Miller just came out, but had denied being gay previously so as not to hurt his acting career.
    We've come so far, yet have so far to go.
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    Sep 13, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
    This is kind of disturbing. To change her appearance just to be accepted by her boss/agent is not good. Sure it's her job on the line, but if your employers can't accept that then maybe you better leave. Or better yet, just make a strong attempt to break their issues with race and be damn good at your job so that they won't complain anymore.

    But... it's easy for me to say those things when I'm not in the situation. I'm sure if I felt my livelihood was at stake and that this was the best decision for my career... I dunno.

    I'm happy that she's able to be open and talk about it, because some impressionable people watching may just take it as "she hates being Asian."
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    Sep 13, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    I see nothing wrong with it, good for her.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 13, 2013 7:13 PM GMT
    Hothouse saidShe did what she thought she had to do to advance her career.
    It worked.
    A lot of people do things to fit certain expectations to advance their careers, political position, social status, romantic life.
    It's really nothing new.
    It reallys says more about our culture then it does about her.
    Think of how many gay men and women have gone to great lengths to hide their sexuality to remain acceptable and advance their careers. There was a DJ just this week that was "caught" and had denied it previously. Wentworth Miller just came out, but had denied being gay previously so as not to hurt his acting career.
    We've come so far, yet have so far to go.


    Yes, it's all about meeting ur target audience perceptions. The more "relatable" u are to a vast majority of people/ demographic---especially in the media & entertainment industry---the more viewers & profit ur company gets. There is a certain amount of superficiality & bias that's built into media & audience likability. The best-looking & smartest & those who have that "best friend likability factor" rise to the top.....
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 13, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    "Somersault said

    now she just needs a nose job

    God ur so white. If the shoe was on the other foot u'd be the first to bitch icon_smile.gif .....
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    Sep 13, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    Makes you wonder...would she have snared the head of CBS as her husband is she hadn't?
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    Sep 13, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    Oh the discussion about plastic surgery. fun stuff. remember this controversial show?! No matter what you say about it, it was a brilliant concept for a show lol.

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    Sep 14, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidMakes you wonder...would she have snared the head of CBS as her husband is she hadn't?


    Well she landed a rich husband icon_smile.gif More power to her.....
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    Sep 14, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    hellass saidOh the discussion about plastic surgery. fun stuff. remember this controversial show?! No matter what you say about it, it was a brilliant concept for a show lol.



    Yes it was.
  • great_scott

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    Sep 14, 2013 12:25 AM GMT
    She did look a bit plain before. She looks hot now, and she can do whatever she wants with her body. Putting it off on past employers is a cop out though. Just say you wanted a smaller nose and wider eyes. icon_lol.gif

    I wouldn't do plastic surgery to get ahead, but I'd like to become a trainer one day and would consider a few cycles of steroids to add mass and look more trainer-like.
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    Sep 14, 2013 12:30 AM GMT
    spgem said
    eagermuscle saidMakes you wonder...would she have snared the head of CBS as her husband is she hadn't?


    Well she landed a rich husband icon_smile.gif More power to her.....

    Rich Jewish husband - those are the best! icon_smile.gif
  • TannerMasseur

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    Sep 14, 2013 4:12 AM GMT
    great_scott saidShe did look a bit plain before. She looks hot now, and she can do whatever she wants with her body. Putting it off on past employers is a cop out though. Just say you wanted a smaller nose and wider eyes. icon_lol.gif

    I wouldn't do plastic surgery to get ahead, but I'd like to become a trainer one day and would consider a few cycles of steroids to add mass and look more trainer-like.


    Go checkout the 10 minute segment on The Talk.....