Look at that before-and-after. Bristol Palin conveniently just got “corrective jaw surgery” (which happened to reshape her jaw?) right before she starts filming a new reality show in Los Angeles. Oh, Palin family. What are we going to do with you.
Bristol is famous because a) her mom is an idiot who somehow broke into politics and b) she got knocked up in high school. And then throw in public spats with the baby-daddy, an opportunity on “Dancing With The Stars,” and the fact that she gets paidto teach kids about abstinence (yes, you read that right) and you have yourself a new reality star.
But I digress. I know that Sarah and Bristol are here to stay until their fifteen minutes of fame are over, so I guess I can deal with that. What I cannot deal with is the fact that Bristol, like to many celebrities, have elective cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks, yet they publicly announce that it was for “corrective purposes.” I’m not even accepting the argument that this was corrective. The doctor corrected her jaw by implanting silicone? Yeah, right.
But seriously, what message is this sending to our children? This is like the Ashley Tisdale nosejob 2.0. Celebrities are admired by millions, and they need to be straight with their fans about unrealistic beauty ideals. By hiding behind plastic surgery and claiming it was done only for corrective purposes, these public figures are lying to fans and essentially trying to say that no plastic surgery even took place. There was a problem, a doctor performed “corrective surgery,” and voila! We are supposed to believe that now that your “problem” has been fixed, you look the way you were originally born to look like? Um, no.
Bristol, please come back to earth (and while you’re at it, go back to Alaska). You had a chin implant and possibly liposuction. Fess up and take responsibility. If you’re going to get something done, don’t be ashamed and lie about why. Quite the role model for young girls, huh?