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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

'Buttock Woman' Dies



Bizarre story of the week goes to the BBC, with its report of a 20-year-old London woman, Claudia Seye Aderotimi, who travelled to a hotel in Philadelphia, where she appears to have been given a liquid silicone injection in her arse after arranging an appointment over the Internet. She died shortly afterwards.

I am led to understand that the practice of buttock augmentation started in South America and has spread to the US. As with everything else, the UK is not far behind, it seems. Apparently, a rear end the size of a Rhine barge is seen by men as shapely and attractive, although I don't know who they asked to get that one.

What is it with women? For decades, we have been asked the eternal question "does my bum look big in this?", and have learned to answer diplomatically, for fear of losing all food and privileges, Lysistrata-style. Now we learn that what you wanted to hear all along was not "no dear, you look as slim as an ironing board in that outfit", but "Christ, does that thing have its own postcode?"

Listen, ladies. Fat or thin, flat or chesty, gym-toned or steatopygous, we don't really care. Be kind to us, look us in the eyes and smile, don't take yourselves too seriously, and we will love you for ever. All the more so if your charms, or lack of them, are natural.

Really.

14 comments:

  1. Seconded.

    Sounds like a cliche, but its whats in your heart that matters.

    CR.

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  2. Yes. I think women don't realise that we love them warts and all. In fact the weird bits make them special to us and make us like them better. But I doubt if they believe us.

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  3. "I am led to understand that the practice of buttock augmentation started in South America and has spread to the US. "

    Championed, of course, by those vanguards of the apocalypse, celebrities and popular music culture.

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  4. Julia, thank you for ruining my breakfast in two different ways. The 'doctor' made me feel sick, and the 'rapper' made me want to listen to Vivaldi for the rest of the day.

    So that's what 'bubble butt' means.

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  5. Any visit to Tesco or the like suggests that 'buttock augmentation' is by no means confined to the women of South America & the US.

    Come to think of it, a lot of blokes seem to be going in for it too.

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  6. Round here, they seem to go for the cheaper option - lard implants. Front and back.

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  7. Regardless of the rights or wrongs of actually having this "Treatment", why in Gods name would anyone be daft enough to allow a totally synthetic "alien" product be injected straight into their bodies? How many times have we read of serious harm done by ruptured breast implants??

    I run the risk of Julia tearing me a new one, but anyone so stupid deserves all they get...

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  8. Microdave - totally agree. If you think smoking is bad for you, having a synthetic chemical injected (and not even in a sealed 'cannot burst ever ha ha' implant) directly into your muscle tissue must be fifty times worse.

    Peter - fundamentally right.

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  9. "does my bum look big in this?" - Er....Yes!!!

    http://imgur.com/gallery/0hV6G

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  10. Compared to Joe's offering, that's moderately normal, although I can't say I find it attractive. with Joe's pic, all I can think of are medical and hygiene things. I mean ... how ... never mind.

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