I am not about to hate on Iggy Azalea or her life choices. The rest of the Internet has been taking care of that for almost four years now.
I’m simply going to question her and her already-questionable choices. Catch my drift?
We all know Iggy had cosmetic procedures done last year (a boob and nose job). Like many other celebs, she hasn’t been shy about it. I give her props for that. Even now, she outwardly discloses the details to Elle Canada, saying: “People should be more accepting of the fact that both famous and non-famous women are having cosmetic procedures. That’s just the reality. And I think more people need to admit that s–t so it doesn’t have to be so taboo—because we’re all doing it anyway.”
She makes a point. People are going to keep changing their bodies and faces whether we judge them for it or not. So why hide it? (Hold on, did I just feel enlightened by Iggy Azalea? I think I did.)
But then she went on to assume that all women would change their natural bodies if given the chance to, and that’s when I pumped the breaks harder than I would chug water and question life choices after a Saturday night in college.
“There’s nothing black and white about beauty or plastic surgery,” she tells the magazine. “There are no guarantees that it will fix how you feel about yourself. All of those women [who criticize someone for having surgery]—if they had $10 million in their account tomorrow, I’d dare them not to change one thing about themselves or at least think about it. Yes, there are some women who wouldn’t change a thing, but, for the majority of us, we’d be thinking about that one thing. And there’s nothing wrong with that.”
I see why someone would feel the urge to change something about themselves, if it means they would feel more comfortable and confident. (EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE ALL KWEENS.) But what if I’ve learned to love my body, Iggy? And am proud of the path that self-acceptance has taken me on? And I’m shaking what my mama gave me like she taught me to? What if I would rather spend that $10 million on an endless supply of Shake Shack for all of Los Angeles County?
It’s just rude to assume the majority of us wants to fix ourselves, because we don’t need fixing. And there’s nothing wrong with that.