Must We Judge Everything?


Did you watch the Oscars last night? Do you care that Jenny Beavan, the woman who won the award for best costumes didn’t bother to dress up? Do you care that Kathie Lee Gifford didn’t like Chris Rock’s opening, and had the nerve to say so on national TV this morning? I don’t know about yours, but my Facebook page is all upset about both of these things. 

I know we all have opinions. I’ll admit I was surprised when I saw Jenny Beavan coming down the aisle dressed in black jeans and a faux leather jacket, but who cares? So she’s not a fan of wearing five inch heals and skin tight gowns. Does she really need to be glared at, or called out for it, as clearly many feel she does? And so what if Kathie Lee doesn’t like what Chris Rock had to say at the opening of the show? She didn’t say he was wrong to say it. She said she didn’t want to watch.

Why is it okay for people to express how wrong they feel both of these women were but not okay for them to be themselves? The reality is, Kathie Lee is/was  being paid to comment on last night’s show. Should she have lied to make people comfortable? Because if so, then Chris Rock should have just introduced the presenters and not said anything either. Did Jenny Beavan hurt anyone by not dressing up?

My point is this, you can’t have it both ways. If you have a right to criticize them, they have the right to do the same to you. And then we are all reduced to bickering kids on a playground. I know it’s idealistic to even suggest, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could all just let go of the negativity so many feel compelled to put forth? Would it just kill people to be nice and go by the motto, If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all!


About bridgetstraub

Author, Artist & Mom. First novel "Searching for My Wand" was published in December 2011
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2 Responses to Must We Judge Everything?

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    This kind of goes along with my blog topic over my past few posts. I think people should be honest and express there opinions. At the same time we should accept the forum of exchanging ideas and opinions without getting all upset or hurt or whatever.

    I’d never heard of Jenny Beavan until your post so I have no opinion of her. And since I was only half watching the Oscars I didn’t notice that outfit. Actually I was doing stuff and channel flipping so there were a lot of things I missed. I didn’t care for much of what I saw, but then I haven’t cared much about the Oscars since I was a kid. But that’s just my opinion about the topic and I think I was kind of tactful about expressing it.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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