Every time an athlete signs a lucrative contract, the griping begins. "These Goddamned ballplayers make too much Goddamned money!" The guy complaining is usually by a guy wearing a uniform top and ball cap. What you never hear is anyone griping about what actors or TV stars earn.
Or supermodels. Here is a list that Forbes magazine put together of what the top 5 supermodels (should supermodels be capitalized?) earned last year.
Gisele Bündchen $25 Million
Heidi Klum $16 Million
Kate Moss $8.5 Million
Adriana Lima $8 Million
Doutzen Kroes $6 Million
I guess I don't live in the supermodel world, because I couldn't pick Doutzen Kroes out of a police lineup, so maybe I'm a little biased here. (For reference, that's her on the right) We live in a world where someone can earn a 7-figure salary based on nothing more than the way they look. Pardon me if I think that's a little screwy. OK, a lot screwy.
Men in the crowd will proclaim, "She's worth every nickel! Look at her!" and start drooling or doing something that men do when they see someone that is conventionally attractive, but you really need to take a step back and rationalize.
I'm different because I don't buy any product because a celebrity endorses it, and I wouldn't wear something that a celebrity wore for that sake alone, so I think that paying huge endorsement deals to models and celebrities is a waste of money. Products should stand on their own, and not need to be propped up by someone for money.
What do models do? They wear someone else's clothes, walk back and forth in a straight line and pose for photos. I'd like to see one of them hit a curve ball or throw out a runner trying to steal third base.
I could ramble on, but I think the point is that some things are just out of whack, and I suppose they'll always be. After all, nobody tears down a parking lot and puts up trees and once salaries for stuff like athletes, actors and supermodels goes nuts it doesn't go back.
makes something out of nothing,