November 24, 2012 08:00 AM by Martha Zaborowski
Tamra Barney of The Real Housewives of Orange County is furious at Star Magazine for publishing photos of her in bikini and making nasty comments about her. The magazine included a photo of her at the beach and commented on her “dimpled tush and thighs.” Can’t blame her for being mad! But is she a hypocrite for being so upset when she regularly makes comments about body image?
In response to Star’s photos, Tamra wrote on her Facebook page, “You are the reason [women] feel horrible about themselves, low self esteem and have eating disorders. Your recent article is juvenile and you make me sick! To take a three year old unflattering picture and post it in your current issue makes you look stupid (do your homework)! To make fun of the way a woman looks…just makes you an asshole!”
A valid point, but Tamra has often made comments about the looks of her Real Housewives of Orange County cast mates. She calls Alexis Bellino “Jesus Jugs” and has implied her breasts are too large. She once wrote a sarcastic tweet many thought was about Vicki Gunvalson, calling her “Miss Piggy” (a nickname cast mate Slade Smiley used for Vicki). In addition, Tamra regularly invites discussions about her body. She showed Andy Cohen her breasts on Watch What Happens Live and allowed him to comment about them. Plus, she just recently tweeted a shirtless photo of her fiance Eddie Judge. If she finds Star Magazine’s body commentary so offensive, why does she keep talking about other people’s bodies? Is she merely offended by old photos or herself that she finds unflattering?
What do you think: is Tamra being a hypocrite about body image comments or did Star Magazine go too far?
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