Most people who know me are aware of my general apathy towards celebrity “news” and gossip. I love movies, TV and music; but what famous people do in their personal lives does not pique my interest. On top of that, I know almost nothing about either Seal or Heidi Klum (although I do have Seal’s Kiss From A Rose song in my collection because it was on the Batman Forever soundtrack). However I was bummed to see the news about Seal & Heidi breaking up; but not because I feel like they had some type of fairytale relationship and now it has all come to an end (no one really knows what really went on between them, or the quality of their marital relationship but them). But rather because in a general “in the spotlight” sort of way, they represented two people who were willing to enter into a marriage…when many people around them were basically saying “Why?”.
One of the reasons why Hollywood’s appeal is lost on me is their absolute worship of physical beauty. I’m the type of woman who grooms herself and wears clothing that is flattering…but I very rarely wear make-up or care about trends. And nothing irks me more than people making broad-based assumptions about my personality from the way I look (“Oh wow…you don’t LOOK like you would be into hip-hop music!”). So when naysayers scoffed at Heidi’s choice of Seal, it seemed to be along the general sentiments of “Oh geez…why would should get with an ugly Black man when she could have any man in the world.” If these people in the general public were quiet when these two were together, then they sure have found their opportunity to speak out now. Like this ignorant comment to a piece on the Huffington Post where the writer stated that Heidi “gave up her morals” to “marry a Black man”. Or most of the comments to the article that Faux News ran; including this one:
Ok, another woman that I would not touch with a 10 foot pole if I were in a position to date her. Sorry, I do not do left overs who dated/married outside our race. I am not sure why hollywood promotes it so much, it must be to keep these guys in front of cameras. Still I find it funny that they show bIack women with real light skin, bIack men dark as possible, and mixed bIack man/blonde woman couples every chance they get either real or in some show like it is common and everyday instead of unusual.