05th Feb 2016
It’s been a week since the SAG Awards and the internet is still talking about Susan Sarandon’s choice of a cream Max Mara suit. More specifically, her d?colletage.
The Oscar-winning actress wore the white pantsuit with a black bustier to last week’s SAG Awards, and the reactions have ranged from sheer awe to full-on body’shaming. TV personality Piers Morgan is the latest to grab his pitchfork and branded Sarandon’s display of cleavage “tacky” and “inappropriate.”?The actress, who was recently named the new face of L’Or?al) has famously been showing skin in her movies for decades, and was lauded for her empowerment in doing so. Now that she’s older and doing it of her own?volition, it suddenly seems to be an issue. The esteemed talent’recently spoke of how fickle Hollywood can be when it comes to how you look, how much you weigh, how old you look, so on and so forth, and this seems to be a prime example.
Would Susan Sarandon wear this to a funeral? No.
It was thus horribly inappropriate for an In Memoriam tribute. pic.twitter.com/hMoGChJY8D
? Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 3, 2016
His issue, he insists, had nothing to do with Sarandon’s age, but rather her choice of attire as she was leading a memorial tribute on the night. (For the record, at 69, yours truly thinks Sarandon looks amazing).
With all the fuss being created over what is essentially a bit of cleavage, it begs the question: does her outfit make a meaningful memorial tribute any less so because of what she chooses to wear? Being realistic, her outfit isn’t that risqu? following in the footsteps of say, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga in her early days.?Morgan says this has nothing to do with ageism, but one can’t help but wonder if the same furore would be created if it was a twenty-something wearing the same thing? Doubtful.
The actress responded with humour, tweeting this to Morgan, who appears to be trying to backtrack ever-so-slightly since his outburst on Wednesday:
? Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 4, 2016
The whole exchange has’spawned its own (brilliant) hashtag, #cleavagegate, and a barrage of boob photos were sent to Sarandon (and Morgan) in solidarity of the cause.
Honestly, if I look half as good as Sarandon does hitting 70, I’ll gladly wear the same outfit.
What are your thoughts? An over-reaction or not?
Don’t miss this year’s IMAGE Business Summit, with an expert line-up, skills masterclasses, keynote addresses and more.Back by popular demand,...
Approximately 80% of people with asthma also suffer from hayfever, which can make summer days a nightmare. These three alternative...
Wimbledon in 2021 and once again female athletes are singled out on the playing field, a great deal of the...
It may be the most unifying show on television, but shows like Love Island are promoting some pretty damaging messages....
Actress Julianne Moore is tired of all the cliched tropes about female ageing. The way we speak about it; the...
Who is demanding the fetishization of young girls anyway?”When I was working in my early twenties, and even my late...