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  1. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 7 years ago

    Which do you find more startling, a senior or young person pretending to be a different age?

    What instinctively startles you most: seeing a senior -such as 79 year old Joan Rivers- trying to look decades younger than they are or a young person dressing as someone much older? I'm not looking for moral reactions, just which of the two (if either) is most likely to bring you a negative, gut-level reaction on first seeing? And if neither brings you a negative reaction feel free to comment on that, too.


  2. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 7 years ago

    I tend to forgive Joan Rivers because she's so funny, but seeing little kids dressed up like that disturbs me.

  3. Life and Luxury profile image87
    Life and Luxuryposted 7 years ago

    I think a young person trying to be much older, especially if it's inappropriate. I expect older people to be a little different, especially because attitude is part of what keeps people young.

  4. jennzie profile image82
    jennzieposted 7 years ago

    Children dressing as if they are older is much more disturbing. And it's even worse that their parents allow them to do this.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Seeing someone young attempting to be more adult is often sad and can be shocking.   But someone really old trying to be young is flat out creepy.  And I often wonder when they look in the mirror what is it they see that they like - so often, to me, they look clown-like - like a 3 dimensional cartoon.

  6. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 7 years ago

    Really young children dressed and using make-up to look older bothers me because I don't think It's the child's own choice, a parent/guardian must have made the choice on their behalf. For me this includes pierced ears in babies. The older age person has made their own decision. Some do go way over the top,but they're not imposing their will on others.

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am so glad to hear someone feels the same as I do about pierced earrings on infants! Thanks for commenting.

  7. Alastar Packer profile image77
    Alastar Packerposted 7 years ago

    Dear Joan isn't fooling anybody but at 79 more power to her. The other pic looks like a Stepford Wife in training.

  8. profile image0
    Garifaliaposted 7 years ago

    Definitely the younster, but it's not what she's done to herself that is alarming; it's who did it to her. Those crazy mothers that live a life they couldn't have through those poor children. I've read in an article, I believe it was in Time long ago, that the 6 year old girls often go hungry to fit in a particular size dress. Those mothers ought to be sued!

  9. JesadaB profile image74
    JesadaBposted 7 years ago

    I don't see how Joan is trying to look or act younger, she is who she is and has mentioned her age on many occasions. Now that second pic you have of that little girl all dressed up disturbs me on so many levels. That child in the picture has more make-up on then I have ever worn in my life and she looks unreal. It is just plain scary!


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