Drop Dead Sexy
by Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
Apparently not even the dead are exempt from our unflinchingly judgmental standards of beauty. This article from MSNBC details the latest foray of the beauty industry - into boob jobs and collagen injections for corpses.
“I’ve had people mention that they want their breasts to look perky when they’re dead,” says David Temrowski, funeral director of Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Mich. “Or they’ll say, ‘Can you get these wrinkles out?’ It’s all in humor, but I think people do think [more] about what they’re going to look like when they’re dead and lying in a casket.”
It's all in humor? Really, David Temrowski? Or is there something horribly wrong with a society that is so beauty-obsessed and, frankly, so vain that we need to show off our "new outfit and plumped lips" in the coffin? You tell me.