Val Kilmer + Fat = Ugly. Are you kidding me?

In the latest episode of The World Has Gone Absolutely Loopy, through RioIriri, I heard about this whole “let’s vilify Val Kilmer because he doesn’t look like a sex god anymore” thing.  To be quite honest, I’d never heard about VK having gained any weight at all, but then again, I steer as clear of celebrity gossip as I can.  I would hate it if people picked apart every single thing I’d ever said or done, so I try not to be part of the problem for them.  Besides, I don’t actually know any of these people, so I frankly just don’t care.  Are they still working?  Yes.  Can they do their job?  Yes.  (In the case of people like Val Kilmer, whom I’ve always liked) are they still as good as they were before?  Yes.  Okay, that’s all I care about.  I don’t give a shit who they’re sleeping with, what they do on their own time, or whether they’ve gained five pounds in the last year.  None of my business.

I had to go searching for some articles on this whole thing, simply due to my ignorance on the matter.  And you know what?  Most of them were amateur blogger-type-journalist-wannabes that seem to thrive on bashing these people that they don’t even know.  (That last link?  You’ll have to scroll way down to get to the picture and the caption – and ignore all the gay-porn-type pictures.)

So I did another search, and I found these photos:


That’s the WORST a google search came up with. 

So I ask: are these people fucking kidding me?  First of all, let’s see: he’ll be 48 next month (hey!  His birthday is the day after mine!  Cool!).  Forty-friggin’-eight, people.  He’s no spring chicken anymore.  Oh sure, he’s probably got at LEAST another good 20-30 years left in him, but come on!  Like Rio said:

There is no reason for a nearly 50-year-old man to attempt to look like he did when he was 30, and it is selfish and disgusting for people to be angry with him for aging normally.

Too right, Rio!  And seriously, let’s look at him for what he is: a middle-aged actor.  But you know what?  He’s STILL damned sexy!  I don’t think he’s any LESS sexy now than he was when he was 30.  His sexiness has simply aged and changed WITH him.  He’s a different KIND of sexy now than he was twenty years ago.  That doesn’t make this kind of sexy any less valid than his old sexiness was.

But let’s say, for argument’s sake, that he really hadn’t aged all that well and he was getting downright fugly.  If that were the case, so what?  So-fucking-what?!  Is it his job to look like a sex god 24/7?  No.  It is his job to entertain, to make us believe we’re looking into the life of another person for a short time.  And you know what?  His talent and ability far outweigh what he may or may not look like.  I think his accomplishments and his talent should count for way more than what we see when we look at him.  Why people think that just because he’s a celebrity he’s public property is beyond me.  What right does ANYBODY have to tell another person what they can and cannot do in their life, not to mention what they should LOOK LIKE?!  It’s insane!

I mean, if we’re going to follow that logic, then actors like Roberts Redford and Newman should just go out and shoot themselves now.  OMG!!!  They’re, like, OLD!  What?  They still achieve Oscars, even though they’re OLD?!  So what!  They’re OLD!  EEeeeew!

How absolutley asinine is that?