Happened to notice this story on Yahoo by Lindsay Robertson: Taylor Lautner’s Shirtless Pics: A Hollywood Double Standard?
Remember the huge uproar in April 2008, when 15-year-old Miley Cyrus appeared in “Vanity Fair” wrapped in a sheet, with her right shoulder and the top of her back visible, implying that, under the sheet, she wasn’t wearing a shirt?…
Now, with the premiere of his movie, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” less than a month away, magazines, websites, and TV are blanketed with images of 17-year-old star Taylor Lautner, shirtless and showing off the body he trained for months to perfect for the role. And yet, none of the cultural critics who turned Miley’s photos into a full-blown “scandal” have said a word about the sexualization of Taylor, who, at 17, is just two years older than Miley was during her “scandal” and is also a minor. So, does Hollywood have a double standard?
I had to check again to make sure that Taylor Lautner was a guy. He is, and I think that the clear answer is “Yes, there are definitely different standards when it comes to males and females without shirts on. Duh.”
What a shocking discovery.