Like us, Marion Jones turns out to be reliant on performance-enhancing drugs. It's really weird because if you do that and you run for a living you, like, totally have to lie about it, but if you do that and you run your mouth for a living no one gives a shit. On balance, we're kind of relieved we no longer have to look at her body and feel all "inspired." But if steroids were legalized lady runners would definitely go all overboard and no one would be as pretty as her. [SI]
When I read the story, it made me sad. It always makes me sad to hear about athletes' doping scandals.
But you know, it doesn't make me sad to see beautiful photos of celebrities and find out they were heavily photoshopped or heavily botoxed, or some other procedure. I'm not sure because it is so common place or maybe I was sad years ago, but now I've gotten over it?
My point is, it is seen as illegal to use performance enhancing drugs in sports while it's industry standard to use it in fashion/celebrity, when they both are based in the physical and taken to such an extreme they are basically fantasy.