People have been looking for a good reason to hate Gisele Bundchen for a long time. Her hair is perfect, she has the best body in the Western Hemisphere, she’s married to the most attractive football player of all time, and she never really says too much one way or the other. It’d be way easier to hate her if she was a crazy blogger/Tweeter and expressed all of her innermost feelings publicly, like ANTM’s Adrianne Curry or Lindsay Lohan. But this week, Gisele anti-fans and mothers everywhere are hatin’ on the supermodel thanks to an interview in Harpers Bazaar UK in which Gisele tells her interviewer that she wishes there were a “worldwide law” that would force mothers to “breastfeed their babies for six months.” Hard advice to take from a millionaire supermodel with a flat stomach, great hair, and a smokin’ hot, rich husband. What other incidents should’ve been cut short by more vigilant PR reps? Several instances after the jump.
First, there was that whole Tom Cruise vs Brooke Shields debacle, though the two must’ve cleared things up since then as Shields accepted an invite to the Cruise/Holmes lavish nuptials in Italy. The tiff stemmed from Shields’ known use of the anti-depressant Paxil to combat postpartum depression, and Cruise’s Scientology-minded views against mood-altering drugs. He told Matt Lauer that “All it does is mask the problem, Matt. And if you understand the history of it, it masks the problem. That’s what it does. That’s all it does. You’re not getting to the reason why. There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance.” In a New York Times article, Shields retorted with, “I’m going to take a wild guess and say that Mr. Cruise has never suffered from postpartum depression,”
Carrie Prejean, Miss USA 2009 runner-up, told judge Perez Hilton that she disagreed with gay marriage because that’s just how she was raised. “In my country and my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman.” This met with a huge backlash from gay rights activists and people who do not live in the Midwest. She was later stripped (no pun intended) of her Miss California USA crown after the release of an at-home porno went viral on the internet. She’s still an idol for Fox News affiliates.
John Mayer can be hilarious, but he could also benefit from some censorship in a big way. In a Playboy article earlier this year, Mayer got into his views of dating black women. “I don’t think I open myself to it. My dick is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a fuckin’ David Duke cock. I’m going to start dating separately from my dick.” No way to spin that? Nope. Not at all.
This is in his defense:
Note: At least Gisele (aka the most beautiful woman in the world, ever) apologized to overworked moms worldwide via her blog. “My intention in making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children. Becoming a new mom has brought a lot of questions, I feel like I am in a constant search for answers on what might be the best for my child. It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white. I am sure if I would just be sitting talking about my experiences with other mothers, we would just be sharing opinions. I understand that everyone has their own experience and opinions and I am not here to judge. I believe that bringing a life into this world is the single most important thing a person can undertake and it can also be the most challenging. I think as mothers we are all just trying our best.” Aw.