Magazines: Ricki-Lee—Who Cares?

There have been a few articles in the media over the past week or so kicking up a stink about Ricki-Lee Coutler’s Maxim photo shoot, and her need to bare her new skinny body in general.

My beef isn’t with her new, “sexy” (if sexy means being draped in some pink chiffon and a machine gun ammo belt with your mouth open and eyes half closed…) look; it’s with the inevitable fact that this time next year she will have put all the weight back on and will be on the cover of Who or Women’s Day in an “exclusive” about how she’s fat.

I’ve been wanting to write this article for at least a year now, as it seems that every twelve months or so Ricki-Lee’s espousing how she got skinny or how she got fat again in some magazine tell-all. Not to mention the endorsement deals (Big W’s Hold Me Tight range, anyone?).

My point: Who cares?

Why Ricki-Lee would voluntarily document the changes of her body reflected by the scrutiny of the media and the general public is beyond me. And also, she’s no Kardashian or Oprah; we just don’t care about her that much.

What do you think? A big hullabaloo about nothing, or are Ricki-Lee’s actions damaging to her (predominantly young female [although, with that Maxim cover…]) audience?

Elsewhere: [Sydney Morning Herald] Ricki-Lee Coutler: Too Nude, Too Often?

[MamaMia] Ricki-Lee, Why?

Images via Yahoo!, Who’s Dated Who?, MyGC.

Magazines: Cover of the Week—Ruby Rose Sending Mixed Messages?

Ruby Rose is a stunning girl, and looks great on the cover of the newly released Maxim Australia. But I worry: is the out-and-proud lesbian being featured in “the world’s number one men’s magazine” sending a message of lesbianism and bisexuality as pseudo-sexual orientations, and performed solely for the enjoyment of men? Or is it okay to admire a semi-naked women on the cover of a men’s mag, no matter her sexual preferences, and I’m just overreacting?

Image via The Hot Hits.