Sometimes I enter giveaways. Not often these days, but I still do it. As a consolation prize to some great and wonderful thing I was entering for (who knows what, lol), we received a one-year subscription to Rolling Stone (magazine). Not to impugn the magazine content, but truth be told I haven't read one of them yet (though others in the house have picked them up).
This week, however, when the magazine arrived in the mail I was a bit shocked. Why is he on there? I see Willie Nelson, Jay-Z, and Gary Clark, Jr. on the sidebar...why not have one of them grace the cover instead? This is not a pop star, culture icon, or even a political figure gracing the cover, it's a person who decided to make deplorable and completely unacceptable choices that hurt (and worse) way too many people. I don't think he should be celebrated with a cover photo on Rolling Stone magazine.
Just my two cents.
And then my daughter (14) walked by. "He's cute," she offhandedly said.
"Do you know who that is?!?!?" I asked her, totally dismayed.
"Oh my gosh, that's him???" She asked, noticing the caption under his picture.
"Well, mom, he's a monster, but he is cute."
I instantly remembered a saying from years ago, beauty is only skin deep. In a millisecond, the phrase took on a whole new meaning for me.