TMZ.com is one of those celebrity websites that makes me shake my head.
They apparently are willing to poke their cameras anywhere, and will post the pics and video immediately and without any pangs of conscience. If I end up reading something on their website, I usually feel guilty…and a little dirty.
(I still read it, but at least I feel bad.)
But today I hit their site via a link from who knows where, and I laughed aloud at their latest tasteless-yet-oh-so-true feature called “Amber Alert.”
Now, you no doubt know that, in the real world, an “Amber Alert” is designed to inform a community about a child’s abduction to aide in the search. The name “Amber” honors an early victim.
Not so on TMZ.com. There an “Amber Alert” calls out celebrities who have spent a little to much time under the spray tanner, with recent photos posted as evidence. The most telling examples pair way white stars — like Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow — with agent orange offenders like Ivanka Trump and Valentino. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kelly Ripa have also been called out of late for being a bit too baked.
As the founder and lifetime member of the PPA (Pasty People of America), I got a particular chuckle out of this feature. And, yes, now that I have found it, will certainly return to TMZ.com to see who they skewer next.
But at least I will feel bad about it.