We’ve all seen the latest Jenny Craig commercials with Carrie Fisher as their newest celebrity success story. That’s cool. I have to admit that I was a little taken aback when I first saw Carrie – way different than I remembered her in her Princess Leia days. But, I applaud her for putting herself out there and doing that she needs to do to take the weight off and get healthy.
However --- in the commercial I saw this morning, Carrie says something about thanking Jenny Craig for allowing her to be pretty “one more time” or “one last time”, something to that effect. What?! What does that mean? Are her days numbered because of her age? I didn’t know there was an age limit on being “pretty”! Really? That’s exactly the type of attitude that makes me crazy. No way am I willing to accept the thinking that looking good comes with a number – uh uh, no way, no how.
Now, I’m not suggesting boycotting Jenny Craig or anything that radical because of an isolated statement. I do, however, think this commercial is a perfect example of how we (us ‘older’ women) can get influenced, if we’re not careful, into thinking our beauty has an expiration date.
Not thanking you on this one, Jenny.