Nothing annoys me more than the sight of a rich-and-famous chick strutting in a pair of tattered jeans.
First it looks extremely scruffy, and you cannot help but wonder about her personal hygiene.
A young woman who runs around in ripped jeans projects the image of “une petite fille qui se néglige” (a little girl who neglects herself).
And Hollywood is ripe with stories of famous people whose flawed body hygiene has sent many running for cover.
Elizabeth Taylor once famously said, “Money is the best deodorant”, but money often fails to deflect unwanted public attention.
But much worse than the sanitation issue, is the perceived attitude.
Yes, I make oodles of money, but I also enjoy slumming.
Money is not important to me. And my ripped jeans show that just like you (the nothing little people) I am a minimalist who does not bother with a lot of clothes.
As a matter of fact, most of the time I go braless and pantyless.
Well, a pair of ripped jeans can cost up to $300.00 and attention-seeking celebrities are not shy about shelling that amount to lure camera flashes.
The famous people who opt to wear rags make the deliberate decision to shock in order to be noticed.
Look at me, I am pretending to be a loser (like you), but in reality (unlike you), I am filthy rich and I thumb my nose at you.
Flaunting a pair of ripped jeans in Hollywood is like is like wearing a gold watch in a ghetto.
Two similarly very distasteful extremes.
If you are blessed with a large income, you are morally bound to show good taste and restraint.
Can you picture for a minute Kate Middleton in a pair of ripped jeans?
I can’t, and I don’t imagine for a minute that the Queen or the British people would approve it.
So, if you are lucky enough to be rich and famous, don’t insult the rest of us by taking a perverse pleasure in parading in rags.
If poor people came into money, they surely would show better sense than swaggering in hand-me-downs.