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(News.com.au)   Aspiring Australian pop singer is told she needs to get plastic surgery to look younger. FARK: She's 14   (news.com.au) divider line 58
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2013-10-07 06:42:01 AM
She's 14?
 
2013-10-07 06:47:05 AM
After Shimali called her in tears from the toilet in the doctor's clinic

I'm so ashamed of laughing at that sentence.

But seriously, whoever told that girl that she needs plastic surgery needs to be punched in the coont.
 
2013-10-07 06:49:53 AM
This is bullshiat.

#1 14 year old with music career
#2 No publicity is bad publicity
#3 Oh look an article with her and a link to her music
 
2013-10-07 07:31:22 AM
s.mlkshk.com
 
2013-10-07 07:31:24 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: This is bullshiat.

#1 14 year old with music career
#2 No publicity is bad publicity
#3 Oh look an article with her and a link to her music


Maybe but who would think of, "you look 30", as something to make up? Especially considering she does look older than 14. I think it's all true, but as you say, all publicity is good so she's making the most of it.
 
2013-10-07 07:39:41 AM
I thought it was well known that Korea is obsessed with plastic surgery and physical attraction?
 
2013-10-07 07:40:24 AM
Hey now, let's not knock this advice. It's working for Courtney Stodden, isn't it? She was a ugly, wrinkled mess that no pedophile would molest with a 10 foot pole. Once she got a nose and tit job, she found the child molester of her dreams and Hollywood is knocking down her door!
 
2013-10-07 07:43:42 AM
i.imgur.com

"Hai guyz! What's going on in this thread?"
 
2013-10-07 07:44:09 AM

Tat'dGreaser: I thought it was well known that Korea is obsessed with plastic surgery and physical attraction?


blogs.reuters.com
It's true. This elderly Korean woman insisted on having multiple surgeries to better resemble singer Kenny Rogers. At least, it's the only logical story I can think of behind this photo.
 
2013-10-07 07:51:36 AM
Doctors who give 14 year old girls advice like this should not be allowed to practice medicine.

This is exactly how people develop "body dysmorphic disorder" (Michael Jackson syndrome)

THIS plastic surgeon in Toronto has a crazy wife acting as his assistant, and she  tells all of his patients that have concerns about their noses, just how bad their noses look, and how they will get worse without surgery. Hence the bad reviews.
 
2013-10-07 07:52:37 AM
Meanwhile, in New Zealand...

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-07 07:54:00 AM
To be fair, it is hard to compete with Asians in the youth department. Im sure that I'll look like Im still in high school until I turn 50, when I will become Mr Miyagi overnight.
 
2013-10-07 08:00:36 AM

EyeballKid: [blogs.reuters.com image 222x372]
It's true. This elderly Korean woman insisted on having multiple surgeries to better resemble singer Kenny Rogers. At least, it's the only logical story I can think of behind this photo.


The pinnacle of Korean beauty is to look just like Kenny Rogers
 
2013-10-07 08:12:48 AM
There's nothing damaging about encouraging an impressionable 14 year old girl to tailor her appearance to pedophiles.
 
2013-10-07 08:22:19 AM
It's interesting how the mother kinda turns it into a race thing at the end of the article. Was the surgeon also advocating some pigmentation alteration?
 
2013-10-07 08:23:20 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: This is bullshiat.

#1 14 year old with music career
#2 No publicity is bad publicity
#3 Oh look an article with her and a link to her music


...and, on top of that, the entire article is written in a tone similar to that used by my wife when she gets a new article of clothing and proceeds to lightly complain, with appropriate pauses, about adipose distribution. The pauses are where I'm supposed to lightly reassure her that, no, her adipose distribution is nominal given both genetic and environmental variables.

The article is the journalistic equivalent of trawling (I can't call something that obvious "fishing") for compliments and attention.
 
2013-10-07 08:29:02 AM
Without the article, I would never have guessed she was 14.

Just sayin'...

She must have had a really hard life, so who am I to judge?
 
2013-10-07 08:32:10 AM

Sybarite:


...and hit the lights on your way out folks.
 
2013-10-07 08:35:29 AM

LewDux: Meanwhile, in New Zealand...

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x343]


Lorde's got a long career ahead of her
 
2013-10-07 08:36:13 AM

OtherLittleGuy: [i.imgur.com image 722x680]

"Hai guyz! What's going on in this thread?"


No idea who that is but I would motorboat 'em (if she's of age of course).
 
2013-10-07 08:38:22 AM
Who was that big breasted japanese girl that was going to bring peace between them and China?
 
2013-10-07 08:40:52 AM

antidisestablishmentarianism: OtherLittleGuy: [i.imgur.com image 722x680]

"Hai guyz! What's going on in this thread?"

No idea who that is but I would motorboat 'em (if she's of age of course).


She will be in three years (probably four when that picture was taken).
 
2013-10-07 08:44:22 AM

Imperious Rex!: It's interesting how the mother kinda turns it into a race thing at the end of the article. Was the surgeon also advocating some pigmentation alteration?


There was something about it in another article I saw---that maybe the girl could also use some make-up tricks or fixes so that she wouldn't look so dark. I have no trouble believing that something was said about her skin color, too.
 
2013-10-07 08:52:51 AM
What were you expecting from a K-pop contest?

Asian pop music is even more manufactured than the western equivalent.

If you want your music out there, use Bandcamp.  Release it on file sharing sites for extra publicity.

But if you want to rely on major labels to make you a star, you're probably going to have to get plastic surgery or set your makeup gun to "whore" because image is everything in pop.
 
kab
2013-10-07 08:58:46 AM
Pro tip for you when you, miss aspiring singer person:

If someone declares that your looks are more important than how you perform, you're in the wrong genre.
 
kab
2013-10-07 08:59:34 AM
Ugh, what's that 'when' doing in there...

/more coffee
 
2013-10-07 09:03:06 AM
I am disappoint that this Australian teenage singer never made it big.
 
2013-10-07 09:06:53 AM

cryinoutloud: Imperious Rex!: It's interesting how the mother kinda turns it into a race thing at the end of the article. Was the surgeon also advocating some pigmentation alteration?

There was something about it in another article I saw---that maybe the girl could also use some make-up tricks or fixes so that she wouldn't look so dark. I have no trouble believing that something was said about her skin color, too.


There's a bizarre fixation in Korea, apparently, with very light skin - and we pretty much manufactured it, because "white person = smarter, richer, more upwardly mobile and more influential." It's not "racist" so much as "colorist", honestly, and it's not an uncommon trend.
 
2013-10-07 09:22:08 AM

FormlessOne: cryinoutloud: Imperious Rex!: It's interesting how the mother kinda turns it into a race thing at the end of the article. Was the surgeon also advocating some pigmentation alteration?

There was something about it in another article I saw---that maybe the girl could also use some make-up tricks or fixes so that she wouldn't look so dark. I have no trouble believing that something was said about her skin color, too.

There's a bizarre fixation in Korea, apparently, with very light skin - and we pretty much manufactured it, because "white person = smarter, richer, more upwardly mobile and more influential." It's not "racist" so much as "colorist", honestly, and it's not an uncommon trend.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-fwY8jIwmY Oh, lightening is popular all over the place
 
2013-10-07 09:26:26 AM

FormlessOne: cryinoutloud: Imperious Rex!: It's interesting how the mother kinda turns it into a race thing at the end of the article. Was the surgeon also advocating some pigmentation alteration?

There was something about it in another article I saw---that maybe the girl could also use some make-up tricks or fixes so that she wouldn't look so dark. I have no trouble believing that something was said about her skin color, too.

There's a bizarre fixation in Korea, apparently, with very light skin - and we pretty much manufactured it, because "white person = smarter, richer, more upwardly mobile and more influential." It's not "racist" so much as "colorist", honestly, and it's not an uncommon trend.



Sigh. Only white Americans bring up race. It's a class thing rather than a race thing. Only an idiot would ever mistake an Asian girl with a white girl - has that ever happened in human history? Didn't think so.

A whiter skin denotes someone who basically isn't a labourer, farmer or whatever cheap-ass job that would entail your skin being darkened. It's that whole Indian caste business rather than trying to be a honkey. Blacks in Africa do it - a paler skin seems to denote better class. Heck, even white girls (and Michael Jackson) do it with creams (not that kind), when not going the tan mom route.
 
2013-10-07 09:27:35 AM

Wellon Dowd: I am disappoint that this Australian teenage singer never made it big.


Christ on a cracker I'd almost forgotten about her. She was what, 16 or 17 when that came out?
 
2013-10-07 09:31:35 AM

FormlessOne: cryinoutloud: Imperious Rex!: It's interesting how the mother kinda turns it into a race thing at the end of the article. Was the surgeon also advocating some pigmentation alteration?

There was something about it in another article I saw---that maybe the girl could also use some make-up tricks or fixes so that she wouldn't look so dark. I have no trouble believing that something was said about her skin color, too.

There's a bizarre fixation in Korea, apparently, with very light skin - and we pretty much manufactured it, because "white person = smarter, richer, more upwardly mobile and more influential." It's not "racist" so much as "colorist", honestly, and it's not an uncommon trend.


A Filipino coworker of mine informed me that "whitening soap" was popular back home, and that lighter skin was a very desirable thing for them.  He also said that people who were of more direct ancestry to the original, indigenous residents of the islands were mockingly called "Negritos".
 
2013-10-07 09:32:35 AM

kab: Pro tip for you when you, miss aspiring singer person:

If someone declares that your looks are more important than how you perform, you're in the wrong genre.


Or the right one, if you have no talent but want to be famous anyway.
 
2013-10-07 09:36:56 AM

ol' gormsby: Wellon Dowd: I am disappoint that this Australian teenage singer never made it big.

Christ on a cracker I'd almost forgotten about her. She was what, 16 or 17 when that came out?


Yep. Good ole Gabriella Cimli. That seems like forever ago and she's still only 21.
 
2013-10-07 09:42:40 AM

GungFu: Sigh. Only white Americans bring up race. It's a class thing rather than a race thing.


Unless you happen to be ethnically African or of another darker skinned race and visit or live in Korea. Then it's pretty much a race thing.
 
2013-10-07 10:01:36 AM

GungFu: A whiter skin denotes someone who basically isn't a labourer, farmer or whatever cheap-ass job that would entail your skin being darkened. It's that whole Indian caste business rather than trying to be a honkey. Blacks in Africa do it - a paler skin seems to denote better class. Heck, even white girls (and Michael Jackson) do it with creams (not that kind), when not going the tan mom route.


onehundredonebooks.files.wordpress.com

"Keep your shawl on. I ain't aiming for you to get all freckled after the buttermilk I done put on you all this winter, bleaching them freckles."
 
2013-10-07 10:40:42 AM
She's ugly, they were being polite.
 
2013-10-07 10:47:13 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: She's ugly, they were being polite.


She's 14, she's got time to grow into her face. If she's still ugly at 20 then let her get the surgery, if she wants it.
 
2013-10-07 10:50:40 AM

Tat'dGreaser: EyeballKid: [blogs.reuters.com image 222x372]
It's true. This elderly Korean woman insisted on having multiple surgeries to better resemble singer Kenny Rogers. At least, it's the only logical story I can think of behind this photo.

The pinnacle of Korean beauty is to look just like Kenny Rogers


A planet where Kenny Rogerses evolved from Koreans?
 
2013-10-07 11:04:17 AM
I've known girls that weren't much to look at during their younger years, and then a few years later would transform into very attractive women.  To the point that it was shocking, even hard to recognize them... it was like all their best features went into overdrive and none of their bad ones survived.

Give her time.. shess...
 
2013-10-07 11:12:19 AM
She's not ugly in the least. Their priorities are - because really, they're more concerned that she have the "proper" attitude for them to work with(a willingness to be manipulated and controlled to further her/their fame), than they are about what she looks like now or would after surgery.

If she were to decide she'll make the changes they demand, I can guarantee they'll be telling her to reinvent herself again in five years - because by then, they'll wish she DID look older.

Of course, they might also just discard her once they've sponged all the vicarious success(and money) off of their created image of her that they can. I think that's actually much more likely.
 
2013-10-07 11:15:40 AM
I also love how they told her they had a "surprise" for her before the consultation - it's like they're so big-headed that they automatically assume that anyone who doesn't fit their standard of beauty must secretly be dissatisfied with herself.
 
2013-10-07 11:19:18 AM

emeraldine: She's not ugly in the least. Their priorities are - because really, they're more concerned that she have the "proper" attitude for them to work with(a willingness to be manipulated and controlled to further her/their fame), than they are about what she looks like now or would after surgery.

If she were to decide she'll make the changes they demand, I can guarantee they'll be telling her to reinvent herself again in five years - because by then, they'll wish she DID look older.

Of course, they might also just discard her once they've sponged all the vicarious success(and money) off of their created image of her that they can. I think that's actually much more likely.


I would not go as far as to say ugly, but she is not all that pretty, but she might yet grow into her looks.

Her action shots are better.

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-10-07 11:25:55 AM

emeraldine: I also love how they told her they had a "surprise" for her before the consultation - it's like they're so big-headed that they automatically assume that anyone who doesn't fit their standard of beauty must secretly be dissatisfied with herself.


The mother is also a piece of work. After Shimali called her in tears from the toilet in the doctor's clinic, her mother Ruanthi flew out to Seoul to retrieve her daughter.

I mean I would leave my jailbait daughter in the care of Asians.
 
2013-10-07 12:02:25 PM

someonelse: GungFu: Sigh. Only white Americans bring up race. It's a class thing rather than a race thing.

Unless you happen to be ethnically African or of another darker skinned race and visit or live in Korea. Then it's pretty much a race thing.


Brilliant! I'm convinced.
 
2013-10-07 12:56:30 PM

Slaxl: Quantum Apostrophe: She's ugly, they were being polite.

She's 14, she's got time to grow into her face. If she's still ugly has her face ripped off in a car crash at 20 then let her get the surgery, if she wants it.


/fark plastic surgeons
 
2013-10-07 12:58:39 PM
When negotiating with a female she must always be too fat, old, or out of date. This ensures you get them at a cheaper rate because you've shaken their self confidence.

You think I'm making that shiat up? It's also how some bastards get laid by the hot chicks. Neither you or I could tell Kate Upton she needs more work done and to drop 20 pounds, but producers will.
 
zez
2013-10-07 01:12:10 PM

Wellon Dowd: I am disappoint that this Australian teenage singer never made it big.


Thanks! I think my wife will like her music.
 
xcv
2013-10-07 01:18:05 PM

FormlessOne: cryinoutloud: Imperious Rex!: It's interesting how the mother kinda turns it into a race thing at the end of the article. Was the surgeon also advocating some pigmentation alteration?

There was something about it in another article I saw---that maybe the girl could also use some make-up tricks or fixes so that she wouldn't look so dark. I have no trouble believing that something was said about her skin color, too.

There's a bizarre fixation in Korea, apparently, with very light skin - and we pretty much manufactured it, because "white person = smarter, richer, more upwardly mobile and more influential." It's not "racist" so much as "colorist", honestly, and it's not an uncommon trend.


That's nature, not culture. Men are generally darker than woman of the same ancestry. Women evolved to have lighter skin.
 
2013-10-07 01:30:28 PM

GungFu: someonelse: GungFu: Sigh. Only white Americans bring up race. It's a class thing rather than a race thing.

Unless you happen to be ethnically African or of another darker skinned race and visit or live in Korea. Then it's pretty much a race thing.

Brilliant! I'm convinced.


You need to be convinced that racism exists in Asia? Really?

I mean, I get the point you were making about class issues vs. race issues. But the two aren't entirely disconnected.
 
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