Doesn’t Eva Longoria’s personality look hot on the latest cover of GQ Mexico? Despite showing off her body in some sexy lingerie for a men’s magazine, Eva says it’s her personality she wishes people would find attractive. Seriously. She said that.
And while you’re noticing just how good-looking her personality is, she kindly asks that you keep in mind that she’s incredibly philanthropic, too. That’s right, folks–pay no attention to the pair of boobs in the bra to your right. That is not what Eva Longoria wants you to notice.
Indeed, Longoria appears on the December cover of Mexico’s GQ, and in an interview with the mag, she ironically contends:
“I hope people perceive me as beautiful in everything I do in relation to works of charity and philanthropy or political activism.”
“For me, those are the things that define beauty. The beauty lies mainly on personality, not on skin.”
Eva’s comments might seem simple and harmless, but they’re obnoxious for just a few reasons. The most obvious is the above mentioned hypocrisy of showing off your body and then saying you don’t want to be known for your body. But two, it’s a little arrogant to mention that you have a reputation that you’d like to cultivate, and three—doesn’t it defeat the purpose of charity to mention how charitable you are?
In the interview, Eva continues that she doesn’t quite think she’s doing enough:
“My mother raised four daughters (one of whom has special needs), worked as a teacher and every day, at 6:00 pm, cooked dinner for my dad and for us, and every morning we also had the breakfast. So I see my mother and think, ‘I’m not doing enough.’”
A nice thought, but overall, Eva’s proving to be just another out-of-touch celebrity feigning philanthropy in a world where she gets paid to take off her clothes. And, hey, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with showing off your body and cashing in a check—just don’t make it seem like you’re the Dalai Lama while you’re doing shit like this.
And it’s a slap in the face to those who give back without conducting an interview about it. It’s one thing to talk about a cause that’s important to you. It’s another to brag about how charitable you are and hope people love you because of that.
This isn’t her only dumb move lately. During the United States presidential election, Longoria retweeted a Tweet calling Mitt Romney a “misogynistic twat.” Some may argue that the very statement is a contradiction—but whatever, that’s not even the obnoxious part. After she got some backlash, the actress actually tried to blame it on a Twitter glitch:
“Is anyone else’s twitter bugging out? There are things in my timeline I didn’t retweet today. Hmmm? Standby trying to fix!”
She later admitted she was full of shit, kind of:
“I use Twitter as a platform for all Americans and their opinions. Sorry if people were offended by retweet. Obviously not my words or my personal view. I respect all Americans #FreedomOfSpeech.”
Not your personal view? Come on. I suppose Eva’s so concerned with her public image, she’s even willing to back down on what her personal views are. Pretty lame, especially considering her dissenters could’ve probably been quieted if she’d just responded with a photo of her breasts.