As Mainland China officials take a tougher stance on regulating the entertainment industry, celebrities’ conduct are once again under review after state media Guang Ming Daily issued a statement criticizing artistes who use heavy makeup.
In a penned article, Guang Ming Daily accused the film and television industry of distorting society’s morale by promoting artistes who depend on their appearances to mask their inadequate performances. Furthermore, Guang Ming Daily criticized male celebrities for being effeminate, as they piled their faces with eyeshadow and lipstick instead of putting on masculine and determined images.
As an example, the state media cited that many celebrities and idols often use heavy makeup to highlight their facial expression while using body doubles and filters to complete a film shoot. Gunag Ming Daily alleged that the issue had gone out of hand, and that many celebrities’ natural faces are nearly unrecognizable.
Offering a solution, Guang Ming Daily is pushing for celebrities to be considerate of their style and clothing, and replace heavy makeup for natural appearances that emphasize artistes’ personal skills and talent.
Although netizens are noticing a trend of male celebrities going for a more natural appearance to avoid being labeled as effeminate, the newspaper advised that masculinity comes from within and is more than changing their appearance, “To meet the standards, this doesn’t mean men must shave their head and grow facial hair. Removing your blush is not the same as not wearing makeup.”
This article has been written by Sammi for JayneStars.com