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Truthfully speaking I fail to see why black folk are starting to jump on this band wagon?
I think we watch far too much TV and salivate far too much over all these so-called stars on these reality shows, who now seem to be creating a new standard as to what black folk should look like… by spending big bucks to go up some plastic surgeon to supposedly make them look like whatever they envision in their heads what they want to look like… down to skin color and everything else.
From NeNe Leakes on down it is far too much. I happened to catch her just the other day on 1 of those networks where people sell their wares… and her hips were far too out there. And I think she added lips, had her nose fixed, put in more boobs etc… etc… etc…
Why would I want to do that to myself?
First of all you have to consider that your body is in a consistent state of transitioning. Your body never stands still. Your face does not look the same as it did when you were ‘say’ 5 years old. Your nose changed… eyes changed… your lips may have become fuller or more drawn out… but it is not the same and won’t be same when you hit 70… if you happened to be blessed enough to see 70 or 80. Because we are continuously changing in terms of our shapes and sizes …and looks and even our heights. Our body does not stand still and nor does our faces or our boobs …or the lack thereof.
My son and his friends love Tamar Braxton… but what is real about her face. She looks fake… and I think she added boobs and the works too.
So, you guys look at this stuff now and say, “Oh, wow…”
But I wish I could put up on my Facebook page of a picture of the woman who used to be a beautician who decided she was going to get some work done to her body. It left her paralyzed and unable to work …or to do much of anything else and looking like a disaster. That’s her is this picture here.
I never really liked what I looked like either… but then who really does as we are growing up?
But I have never been into ‘self-hate’ and that is what I think of people who go out and destroy themselves believing they can create through the help of a plastic surgeon a ‘better them.’
There was a time when we used to scoff at people who went out to see plastic surgeons to have work done to themselves. We laughed at people like Michael Jackson for bleaching their skin… changing their noses … or Janet having a rib removed. But now black folks are running out like crazy and spending tons of money …on these wacko doctors or so-called doctors… better known as plastic surgeon to get all kinds of work done to themselves from belly tucks, cheekbones added, lipsuction, noses done, jawbones adjusted… etc… etc… Michael even had a clef added to his chin.
And now this… ATLANTA PLASTIC.
All the wrong things are glorified in our culture today. Just look at the mess that many people are in with all that tattooing. So many of them have gone so overboard with it they look like Satan worshipers... which many may well be.
The same thing could be said about piercing… not just your ears but everything else and in between.
It is really far too too too too much.
And here comes ‘ATLANTA PLASTIC’ to put the final nails to the coffin.
The purpose of this show is merely to glorify an already very growing trend among black folk today. And it is not just in the secular world but also in the gospel and Christian world as well. Pastors, gospel singers, evangelist etc… etc… etc.. are all indulging in fixing something about themselves from lightening their complexions to reconstructing their faces. That Paula White you can’t even remember what she used to look like… but it sure wasn’t what she looks like today. Juanita Bynum is another 1 who has hadtremendous work done on her face. Bishop Paul Morton’s wife lightened her skin and did some other things to her face like fixed her nose. That T. L. Penny …lighten herself, added boobs and did some other things too. Kirk Franklin is said to have had some work done on his face. And the list goes on and on and on and on…
And this show coming onto TV is going to push those numbers even further… and that is exactly what it has been produced to do… to create a desire in highly impressionable viewers to rush out and get some plastic surgery done on themselves too. And hopefully… I guess the show wants them to be willing enough to make trips down to Atlanta to get it done. So, look out for them to be pushing the doctors and exactly what they are supposedly experts at doing.
But I would say don’t fall for it. There are things in life we are just made to endure… and becoming a mother causes some leftover tell-tell factors on our bodies… but does that mean we should seeking to bring our bodies back to what it may have been and looked like before that 4th child?
I think not.
Recently I saw Salt and Pepa on an interview and I was shocked to see that Pepa… whom I always thought was beautiful… and ‘I LOVE PEP.’ But I saw that she too had gone up under some surgeon’s knife. I won’t say what I thought of the after effects because I have always liked Pepa… she’s a very nice person but I really wish she had not gone to see any surgeon regarding her face… even with age she had to look better than what that surgeon left her.
Not really a big reality TV fan… or much of a television watcher anyway… I have no real idea of what Tamar used to look like but I can see that down to their mother they have all gone under the knife… including Toni.
I wouldn’t play with my face or body like that. There are far too many disaster stories out there for me to consider going up under some plastic surgeon’s knife to cut or change anything about me artificially. And I am a believer ‘if you are not sick… stay away from doctors… because they will make you sick if you don’t.’
And when it goes wrong… it goes wrong. And there is no way to correct it after you and they… those plastic surgeons have messed you and your body up.
Talking about reality shows… since the 2nd episode of ‘PREACH’ I have yet to see any more episodes. Did I just happen to miss them or was that show dropped following the first 2 screenings of it on TV?
Well, God bless…. it Friday and I haven’t really been all that busy this week, but I am now beginning to get back into the throws of things. And it feels good.
I bought myself a blender off of 1 of those shopping networks. So, I am shifting my eating habits a bit. When I get out of here I’m going to go buy me some more bananas… or sometime this weekend. I got a couple of whole pineapples and a can of peaches I’ve been looking forward to mixing up with some crushed ice… which my blender is quite capable of doing just fine. And I am going to kick up my heels and enjoy the weekend… and I sincerely hope you do the same.
But I do not want to get out of here without making mention of Sandra Bland or Sam Du Bose… 2 very sad situations in the unnecessary deaths of yet 2 more black folk. Of which I am highly sadden by… and question… and pray comfort and justice to their families… though nothing can give them back what they have lost and that is their love ones senselessly…
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Add a comment July 31, 2015
But it appears that plastic surgery and bleaching, lightening your skin color, is growing ever more popular among church people these days. And especially amongst women in the pulpit.
I was on YouTube recently watching some videos a week or so ago, and I came upon this woman by the name T. L. Penny, whom I think can really peach. Well, she could at 1 point. But I don’t think she is as good as she used to be when I first heard her. But in watching that video something suddenly struck me. At first I did not notice it… but then it finally hit me. I thought she had been darker.
So, I went back to look at some older videos of her on YouTube. Low and behold, I was right. She had been darker before.
Look at the distinct difference in her nose, her lips and other facial features. It is not hard to see that Pastor Penny must have decided to go all the way, and did not just stop at the bleaching of her skin.
The peculiar part about T. L. Penny is this. I had gone up over her website when I initially ran across her over the internet… which is something I just do… and often. I like to check out various websites all the time as I come across them and/or their links.
I like checking out my competition… meaning other graphic artists work… their layout and designs etc. So, while viewing T. L. Penny’s site she had this picture of herself. Which, of course, there is nothing big about having a picture of yourself on your site, as everybody usually has a picture or 2 if not more of them-self on their websites. But, however, I though it a bit peculiar at the time, because the picture looked nothing like T. L. Penny. It looked nothing like the woman in the video, whose link I had just come across on YouTube.
So, yeah it struck me as being odd that someone would have a website and would have posted a picture that looked nothing at all like them… with not 1 other picture of herself on that website anywhere of her otherwise. But at that time I just rationalized that T. L. Penny liked that picture so she posted it. This mind you was long before her plastic surgery and the bleaching of her skin had taken place. That picture at that time, however, is today very close to what T. L. Penny has managed to have transformed herself into looking like… thanks to some aid from a surgeon somewhere. So, I guess at that time that I saw that picture, she was speaking it into the atmosphere… and had been saving the money to get it done.
This had been about the third time while watching something on YouTube that I have happened to notice that somebody in ministry… mostly women… had become bleachers… and/or had otherwise gone under a plastic surgeon’s knife. And the list seems to be growing.
Not too long ago I noticed this about a very prominent Bishop’s wife. I could see that she had both bleached, and also had some plastic surgery work done. That was Bishop Paul Morton’s wife, Debra B. Morton. She appears to have made herself younger… lighter, and also had some things done to enhance her looks.
Also, a while back.. a few years back to be exact… I had noticed that Paula White, Pastor Paula… had also gone under the plastic surgeon’s knife. I saw it right off when first began transitioning from what she used to look like to what she looks like today. In fact, shortly after that transformation I had read that both Paula White and her husband at the time, Randy White… had both gone under the knife, and were then being investigated for misusing church funds to do it. As well as, having made numerous other type of purchases with church money.
It is amazing to me that these people profess to love the Lord… and all that He has done. Can quote how when God finished His work in Genesis. How He called it all good. And then at the very end of all that He had done He called it all ‘very good.’
Don’t they believe that God has created them as He would have them to be?
And let me ask you this question…
If God has created it… should be messing with it?
None of the food or vegetables we eat taste like what it used to taste like some 10 or 20… or 30 or 40 years ago. Man has tainted everything. And man has done it believing that he can out do God. Which is impossible.
So, here are some prominent church people… and they believe that their plastic surgeons can improve upon what God has already done. Let us see what time will have to say about this matter. Because just like Michael Jackson… I believe there will come a day when these people will not be able to walk out their front door exposing their faces. Because they will come to look so hideous.
Our faces and even our bodies are in a constant evolution. They do not stay the same. They are not the same as they were when we were born, and they will not be the same when we die. So, if the aging process continually is changing our faces, how can surgery on your face or body at a any point in your life not also be subject to life changes?
They have to be aware of this. So, being aware… because they have to be aware of this. So, being aware of this they still want to subject themselves to the possibility of ending up 1 big grotesque mess. Because they played with something they should not have.
Me… I would not do it. I just would not do it. And that is not to say that I ever liked anything about me. But over time I can see where time has made a pleasant difference in my overall appearance.
I never realized that even Kirk Franklin had paid a visit to the plastic surgeon. And who knows who else. There are so many of them… many in the recording industry.
Like Cindy Trimm and Juanita Bynum many women of the Cloth are electing go up under a plastic surgeon’s knife and/or bleach their skin in order to achieve something they undoubtedly longed for. Beauty. And don’t mind paying for it.
But beauty is elusive. And it is not long lasting… and desire of it really stems from vanity …and also covetousness.
It was Solomon who spoke of vanity. I guess he was not called the wisest man for nothing. There is truly a lot to be said about vanity… and it is going on in the pulpit. And these plastic surgeons are reaping the benefits of it.
To bad all that money is not going towards feeding the poor… or trying to clothe them. Or maybe even trying to aid in supplying housing for the needy… the fatherless or the motherless.
Or to the young women in the church… whom we are supposed to teaching ‘to love themselves?’
This apparel strikes as something contradictory to real gospel teaching.
This is the dress she wore as the Mother of the Bride. Not only were her breast exposed… but take a look at how short the skirt was.
I don’t know what I’m talking about.
She has on no clothes… as my father would say. She really isn’t wearing anything up top.
I’m just wondering if was she out working on getting herself a husband?
Or just looking for somebody to go home with?
Definitely not somebody who I would turn to for ministry… or even to attempt to correct me. Or try to show me how to live.
I just keep coming back to this picture. I can’t believe that any woman who calls herself in service for the Lord would wear such a thing. I am also wondering if you got implants, as well, to her breast. Can’t think of any other reason to want to dress wearing something like what she has on in this picture… unless she did.
Now, that I think of it… it reminds me of another YouTube video I saw. It was video of a prostitute… with her nipples exposed talking about the Lord.
Unbelievable… Truly diverse times.
Well, God bless… I’ve got to move on my next blog now. Because I don’t want to get out of here without commenting on what I have got to say next. But hope you stick around to read it. And I hope you are enjoying your week… and may it continue to be a good 1 for you.
But again I want to thank those of you very much who have ventured out and purchased my book… which can be ordered on-line at any number of websites… just google THE BISHOP’S WIFE by Bernadine Smith… and see for yourself. And you can also read excerpts from my book on-line as well at Barnes&Nobles Nook, amazon.com etc…
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