How Does Pink Use Satire In Stupid Girls

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One of a Kind I wake up and reluctantly get out of bed, and the first thing I do is turn on the TV to MTV. I am sitting on the couch with a bowl of cereal in my hands when Pink’s new music video, “Stupid Girls,” begins to play. That was in 2006 and I was 10 years old. My first impression of the video was that it was funny because the video showed all the dumb things women do for attention. The music video includes multiple characters who alter their appearance because the media instills that women should look a specific way. In Pink’s music video, “Stupid Girls,” she successfully uses satire on women in order to empower the next generation to defy the stereotypes and be unique. Pink, whose real name is Alecia Moore, is a popular music…show more content…
Pink imitates Jessica Simpson from the popular movie, “Dukes of Hazzard.” She wears a bikini and shorts paired with cowboy boots as she washes a Dodge Charger. In this scene, Pink is acting carelessly by slipping from the soap and actually washing herself. It is ironic that Pink is trying to be seductive by acting this way, but it actually looks sloppy. The Lindsay Lohan character drives a silver car and shopping bags occupy the passenger seat. She is on her cell phone, oblivious to her surroundings, and a pedestrian crashes onto the hood of the car. Pink ridicules these celebrities for their reckless attitudes in order to show the audience the worst case scenario of “stupid…show more content…
Pink suggests that we live in a society where intelligence does not matter and questions, “oh where, oh where could they be?” (Stupid Girls, line 14). This line encourages that society has hit a low and women are devalued to mindless objects. It means that women do not care to have a mind of their own. Throughout the song, Pink emphasizes the need women have for male attention with the lyrics, “maybe if I act like that/that guy will call me back...flipping my blond hair back/push up my bra like that” (Stupid Girls, line 15-18). Pink describes a few actions women perform to portray sexiness, all for a guy. I find it upsetting to know that it is normal for women to objectify themselves. Male companionship seems to be the only concern for women

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