Watched the Fergie’s new video clip (for those who don’t know, she’s the female from the Black Eyed Peas) Fergilicious and all I can say is Ugh. Ugh. UGH!
What I can gather from the lyrics, it’s pretty inane stuff – I have such a hot body, all the boys line up for blocks to see me. Typical claptrap from yet another singer/songwriter whose talent at both is questionable. It wouldn’t have bothered me much if it wasn’t for the clip.
In it, she prances around in various ultra-skimpy outfits, showing off that hot body. Yeah, we get that you’re slim and toned, put it away already! But what really got my back up was one of her main costumes – a girl scout uniform.
At least, in resembled a girl scout uniform in the sense that in was brown, with a matching sash and beret. It looked more like a bikini with matching itsy-bitsy pleated skirt. Meant to look like a girl scout uniform, of course.
Fergie would be close to thirty, at least, and here she was, prancing around in a sexy, skimpy uniform connotated with young girls – not even high school, but primary school girls. Is the whole point to say “˜look at me in a girl scout uniform, aren’t I sexy?’
Not so much sexy, IMHO, but creepy. The clip left me with the feeling that she was perpetuating the myth that young girls are sexual beings and should be pursued and seduced. It was in the same vein of the sexy schoolgirl fantasy, and just as unnerving. For a grown woman to dress in a raced-up girl scout costume is insanely irresponsible, IMHO, as well as perpetuating the myth that beauty and sexuality lie in youth.
I don’t know what I found creepier – that Fergie agreed to do it (even if someone else came up with the idea, surely she had enough clout to say “˜I’ll wear something sexy, but not a girl scout uniform’) or that so many men, a friend of mine included, found the whole thing very sexy.
Shame on the lot of you.