Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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.

2 Comments:

At December 11, 2008 at 1:07 AM , Blogger Robert McGibbon said...

Talk about creepy...

Robert McGibbon '11

 
At December 11, 2008 at 10:43 PM , Blogger Nunya said...

It's humor...
Don't try to make it something it's not.

 

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