Shirtless Taylor: A Hollywood Double Standard?Oct 30th, 2009 | By Krystal | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Yahoo! Movies has a new article comparing the double standards of semi-nude pictures of underage actors and actresses, which spotlights Taylor Lautner’s shirtless pics. Do you think there is a double standard? Where do you stand on the issue? We want to know your thoughts!
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?
Interestingly, the biggest critic of these pervasive images seems to be Taylor himself, who said this week he hopes never to take his shirt off in a movie again, saying, “It’s so uncomfortable knowing that so many people are seeing pictures of me shirtless… It’s weird. It’s kind of embarrassing.”