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We still heart Tina Fey?

December 14th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

A month ago Nicole helped us confirm our love for Tina Fey - (“Be still my beating heart.”) We’ve also found that feminism can come from some unexpected sources, including Playboy. Well now, Tina Fey talks to Playboy. According to AfterEllen.com, “Talk she did, and hold back she didn’t.”

In an interview in the January issue Fey states (among a variety of other things) that “Paris (Hilton) is a terrible role model and a terrible young woman. She needs to be ignored. I work with people who have 12-, 13-, 14-year-old girls who are fascinated by her. They look up to her, and that’s not great.”

Playboy goes on to name Fey the “Goddess of Geeks.”

I know the world is not black and white, divided into “feminist” and “not-feminist” camps, but I am curious to find out what a) readers think of Fey being interviewed by Playboy and b) her criticizing other women during the interview (she also goes on to slam Paula Abdul.) Me? I’m still undecided.

AfterEllen.com continues: While the Paula and Paris disses may be attracting the most attention, it’s her tough talk on body image that had me smiling - “When I was growing up, to have a good body you actually had to have a good body. You know what I mean? You had your shape, and whatever your God-given shape was, that was your shape. But now — and this is what these young Hollywood ladies seem to do — even if you don’t have a great body, you can lose a lot of weight and get super skinny, get a fake tan and fake t-ts, and you’re in the game. Just get super-duper skinny… for some of these … chicks, the closest they can get to a body like that is to remove everything that’s there and add a little something on top. It’s like the ladies you see in Playboy.

That’s right, she critiques Playboy in a Playboy interview.

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