Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, and Anne Hathaway are just a few of the celebrities whose sideboob was once celebrated by The Huffington Post. However, according to a March 2 report by The Gloss, HuffPo is now dubbing the side-baring look an “epidemic” that must be stopped.
HuffPo has become the butt of many jokes because if its obsession with celebrity sideboob—Oscars host Seth MacFarlane even responded to his song “We Saw Your Boobs” being called misogynistic by jokingly tweeting a link to one of the site’s many articles featuring photos of celebs rocking the popular fashion trend. However, since the site is now chastising stars for showing off their chests, perhaps it’s not making enough ad revenue off of the sides of the breasts of Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart, Lindsay Lohan, and Miley Cyrus (Miley deserves an extra mention because the gal sports a lot of sideboob). A HuffPo writer even seemingly warned celebs about their breasts ending up in a sideboob slideshow.
Nothing says “Look at me, please!” quite like a peek-a-boob. You can obviously afford a well-fitting brassiere, double-sided tape, or a stylist with a modicum of common sense…
I can see how you might (mistakenly) perceive the sideboob as appealing. There’s something naughty about it, right? It symbolizes womanhood? Well, it doesn’t. For all intents and purposes, all your lady parts were created equal.
Just like you avoid the all-too-terrible crotch shot, for the love of God, cover up your boobs. There are plenty of sites that are waiting for you to slip up, and they’re the kind you try your hardest not to end up on.
Maybe HuffPo is trying to prove that it’s still a serious website, or maybe it’s just trolling everyone with its anti-sideboob missive. Whatever the case may be, it’s unlikely that Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities are going to quit flashing their chests because of a silly article—sideboob makes a statement and helps them stand out when the fashion police talk about the most memorable looks on the red carpet. Since celebrities’ jobs rely on the public paying attention to them, of course they’re going to want to take part in trends that are getting a ton of buzz.
That being said, sideboob is starting to lose its edge now that everyone’s doing it, so stars who want to really stand out need to come up with something a little more creative. Anne Hathaway tried her best with her bizarre nipple darts, and some celebs have been rocking a cleavage-baring look called a “boob window” -- think the dress that Amanda Seyfried wore to the Oscars that made Anne throw a hissy fit. Interestingly, if Amanda hadn’t chosen a gown so similar to Anne’s first pick, Anne would have worn something boring that didn’t get as much press as the nipple dress.
Celebs could also follow Anne by embracing their pokies, or they could also try rocking “under boob,” which is basically upside down cleavage.
Some women in Hollywood might have found Seth MacFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” to be misogynistic and offensive, but it’s certainly not stopping starlets from making sure that the world sees their boobs.