There was a time, back in the late ’90s, when we were in high school, Bust magazine was taking off, girls were putting white-blonde streaks into their dark hair, and reclaiming the image of Bettie Page was fresh and exciting. Over ten years later, we just can’t take it anymore. Now that Katy Perry is running around with blue bangs, doing press for her lamentable single “California Gurls” in garish bikinis cut to ’50s pinup proportions, we are declaring the shark jumped. If we see one more celebrity dressed up as Page (who, in case you haven’t seen Mary Harron’s The Notorious Bettie Page ) wasn’t a particularly happy or empowered individual), we’re launching a protest against the stylist. Click through to see everyone from Kathy Griffin to Juliette Lewis in Bettie drag and blow this overdone trend a kiss goodbye.
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Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos and Margaret Cho
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