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People Need To Stop Obsessing Over Suri Cruise’s Lipstick

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People Need To Stop Obsessing Over Suri Cruise s Lipstick suri150 jpgWhenever I read about shows like Dance Moms and Toddlers & Tiaras – because lord knows I don’t watch them – I’m reminded of the fact that society has reached an all-time low. I mean, what’s with people tuning in to see little 6-year-olds dancing around topless? That’s kind of how I feel about the world’s obsession with Suri Cruise‘s lipstick.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes‘ 5-year-old daughter was spotted wearing cherry red lipstick during an outing with her mom. And of course, the oh-so-classy Paparazzi snapped a shot of the tot, which then circulated in rags like US Weekly. As disturbing as that is, we’ve all grown accustomed to the pap’s ruthlessness even when it comes to little children. What I can’t get used to, however, are the media outlets and commenters who have the nerve to bash Suri Cruise – clothes, makeup, facial expressions and all.

This is a 5-year-old we’re talking about, people! Yes, it is easy to make fun of TomKat for a whole variety of reasons, but let’s leave their poor girl alone. Just last week, for instance, she got criticized for eating dinner out in her pajamas. Puh-leeze! Do you know how many times my own two children have left the house in their PJs? Sometimes it’s because we decide to head to the park, or grab an ice-cream, post-bath (it’s silly, I know, but I can never get my timing right). Other times it’s because they insist on wearing their pajamas and just as I’m about to say, “No way!” I realize, Wait a minute, do I really give a shit if my 2-year-old goes grocery shopping with me in his pajamas? As if it matters.

Suri has also been criticized for “scowling” and having meltdowns in public. But, excuse me, have you ever met a 5-year-old who hasn’t broken down in a toy store, park, farmer’s market, grocery store, restaurant? My god, if I were followed around everywhere with countless camera lenses in my face, I’d scowl, too (and I’m a grown woman). And if the world were for some reason interested in how I parent my children, they’d constantly catch us arguing over snacks and homework and bedtime and, well, everything there is to argue over on a daily basis (despite your best intentions).

The truth is, Suri is just a little girl and it’s sickening that her daily wardrobe choices – and choice in lipstick – is under so much scrutiny. People need to grow up and realize that she’s a kid. Let’s stop referring to her as a budding beauty icon and instead call her what she is: a little girl who likes to play dress-up, just as we encourage our own children to do.

(Photo: Zee News)

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