Maybe I'm turning into Andy Rooney in my old age, but I'm tired of celebrities and more specifically, I don't want to see any more pregnant celebrities posing nude for magazine covers.
It's nearly impossible to walk past a magazine rack these days without being confronted by a cover of a nude celebrity showing off her pregnancy.
It started with Demi Moore in Vanity Fair. It continued with Britney Spears in Harper's Bazaar. And a host of other minor celebrities bared all for the camera for a chance to grace the cover of a magazine.
And now we have Christina Aguilera in the January 2008 issue of Marie Clare. I don't want to see Christina's growing belly as I wait in the check-out line at my local supermarket.
What is it about pregnancy that prompts these women to take off their clothes? Would they pose nude if they weren't pregnant?
And what's so sexy about pregnant celebrities anyway?
There's a bunch of pregnant celebrities out there these days. Our obsession with celebrity has to stop. Who's next to bare all? Jennifer Lopez? Halle Berry?
And it's not just celebrities. I hear there's a growing trend in something called maternity photographers who specialize in nude photos of pregnant women. Business is booming.
Maybe it's the latest sign in the decline of morals in our society. Kids grow up exposed to all sorts of risque images on television. Reality shows are the worst. And it's not just television. Have you walked into a high school these days? Do you have any idea what the kids are wearing?
By the way, when is Andy Rooney retiring? Isn't he close to 100?