Being cute just made me miserable


These days when I am on the net, I inevitably come across recommendations like “From cute child stars to ugly adults” and likes. I have even clicked on few of these out of curiosity. There is something in you that urges you to have a quick look. After reading today’s needull, I now understand the pain these articles cause to people concerned.

I used to feel compelled to respond. Once I contacted the author of a list of “Ugliest Former Child Actors” to ask her why, as a woman, she was punishing other women for the way they looked. She wrote back immediately to apologise. “I write stupid things on the internet to pay the bills,” she said. “I can’t afford integrity.”

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Mara Wilson — The Guardian

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