Here's a picture of Madonna during her 'Sticky
and Sweet' tour in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 21, 2009.
Her arms look fine. Now can we stop feeding the frenzy
that appears to be an annual July attack?
(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The tabloids are all a-gog about photos of Madonna's arms...TMZ, People, and Daily Mail.
But a quick look at Mail Online in July, 2007 (note that date - two years ago), and again in July, 2008, shows that this seems to be the standard July-attack-on-Madonna: her arms are all icky and veiny.
(Her new trainer Tracy Anderson even addressed this issue earlier this year.)
Lest you think the dates on the above two articles are false, and the stories were somehow placed AFTER the recent news came out, here is a story that was written July 4 that points to one of the above articles.
So it appears that this is just the annual July "let's talk about Madonna's arms." Isn't it time to move on?
If this history is wrong, please, oh please, feel free to write. This is written in the spirit of fairness and accuracy, and if it neither, now's the time to set the record straight.
(And if, by chance, your fear is that by doing arm exercises your arms will go from lovely round to ugly sinew, it's unlikely. It's much more likely your arms will go flabby and unattractive due to under-use. Here is a nice 10-minute arm workout you can begin.)