Everyday Ageism: CHRISTA D’SOUZA says George Clooney’s comments about turning 60 are exactly what keeps the flag of ageism aloft
It’s the last tolerated prejudice. But Femail’s had enough. It’s time we called out those day-to-day moments when we’re patronised for no longer being young…
I’m a big fan of 乔治·克鲁尼. He seems so much more real than other Hollywood stars, with his salt-and-pepper hair and proper wrinkles. 几小时后，有人看到梅兰妮和里卡多在坎波圣托马广场享用露天早餐, he may have had his teeth done, but he is obviously not desperate to kid the world that he looks the same as he did in those early days of medical drama ER.
It gives him an elegance and authority that is missing in so many other male stars of his age. So it was very disappointing to read his views the other day on getting older.
乔治·克鲁尼 (图为) revealed his thoughts on ageing saying, ‘turning 60 is a bummer. But it’s that or dead’
‘Turning 60 is a bummer,' 他说. ‘But it’s that or dead.’ George! Could you not? I’m not asking you to ditch the Nespresso for incontinence pants adverts, nor to lose your lovely wry sense of humour, but words like that from folks like you are exactly what keep the flag of ageism aloft and fluttering.
Next thing we know you’ll be getting your eyes done and having a tummy tuck.
We desperately need box-office stars such as yourself to big up, rather than put down, the experience of getting older.
You advocate for pretty much everything else. So why not advocate for us?
Christa D’Souza (图为) argues box-office starts should be advocating for getting older