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Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
Enough ladies! There is no reason to argue, agree to disagree! thanks team
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Oh, and that photo is from way before she ever made the mistakes we all know about. At that point she was just a kid, so I don't buy your reasoning.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
NO, I'm not overreacting, but I think that for someone who is so anti- sun tanning you would not endorse such an image. It doesn't matter when you chose the avatar, if you always had those feelings about sun exposure. I can also say that you are reading too much into the images of Kingston. I guess I was just trying to make a point.
FeFiFoFum FeFiFoFum 9 years
I have her avatar (had well before this post ever came up) showing the young and wild Angelina. While she was making mistakes and regretting some of her actions. In other words and photo of her long before she grew some sense. I love this photo because it is a picture of a girl who has made many mistakes in life, but she still managed to turn it around and do great things in life...including protecting her children. You are reading way too much into this, if you think I chose this because she has a "sunburn". (and you said I over-react :oy: )
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Fefi, your avatar is of a young "sunburned" Angelina Jolie. I find that a bit ironic, unless you're just trying to use the photo to bring awareness to the suntanning issue. :? Or is it because you think she looks pretty in the photo? In that case I call it hypocritical. I said earlier that I apply waterproof SPF 50 sunscreen to my son's skin and then I let him play on the beach (with a hat on also). Your response was that it's my choice if I want to let him burn. :? My son has not had a sunburn in his life, but gradually, over the summer he has developed some color. But maybe that's a sunburn to you. I don't want to bash you, because I agree with protecting your child's skin. Maybe we're not all as good at it as you.
FeFiFoFum FeFiFoFum 9 years
thanks to the ones who understand the importance. This seems to be a subject that falls into the "if it hasn't affected me or my family, then it really doesn't matter" category. Let me tell you, that once it does affect you or a love one, then it becomes VERY important and nothing to just "overlook". There is nothing arrogant or overly sensitive about taking precautions that could save a child's life. I didn't TRASH or berate Gwen by the way, I said "shame on her" (lol it's amazing the perception of SOME people :shaking head:) which is MILD compared to what was said to me by some members on here.
veruca_eve veruca_eve 9 years
I claim arrogance simply because instead of stating her opinion and some facts (which she did and I whole-heartedly agree with them), she berrated anyone who came to Gwen's defense (we weren't there, we don't know) with big capital letters and a huge defensive attitude and she did that about 5 times. Other than that, I completely agree with her. Parents should be "religious" about their childrens skin-care but at the same time I find it very rude that people's parenting skills are trashed simply because their children don't wear a lb. of sunscreen and live underground. I just don't like to judge people's parenting skills when they aren't even able to defend themselves.
bonchicbongenre bonchicbongenre 9 years
I agree with StrawberryBlonde. I'm not going to criticize any one's parenting, but I think that everyone should be more cautious when it comes to skin protection. One of my best friends, a beautiful olive-skinned Italian, got skin cancer when she ONLY EIGHTTEEN and it nearly killed her. While I know that this does not happen to everyone, parents still need to protect their children. My friend almost lost her life when it just beginning, so I urge parents to do everything they can to prevent this from happening to their child!
rpenner rpenner 9 years
Wow, I'm going to avoid attacking people here *ahem* and just say that this family is adorable. And Kingston is about as cute as they come.
yeokr yeokr 9 years
this is a really important topic, no matter how it is approached: people need to be made aware. i have a family history of skin cancer - my grandfather lost most of his nose and parts of his ears to it and my father has to have spots scraped off his face and ears all the time. i am the most fair-skinned person in my family and worry non-stop. luckily my mother slathered me with sunscreen and i get checked regularly. my doctor (who is pretty renowned in the skin cancer field) is always impressed with my complexion. mothers, please protect your children's skin religiously for as long as possible. it could make the difference later on in life.
StrawberryBlonde StrawberryBlonde 9 years
oh, one more thing My cousin's husband is African American and was diagnosed with skin cancer because of a black mole on his shoulder that started changing. He would ride his motorcycle all the time with just a muscle shirt on and he never thought about sun screen because of his complexion and growing up he said he never even owned sunscreen, it wasn't even in the house. Luckily it didn't spread and he just had it removed and a bout of treatments to make sure it hadn't spread to any other part of his body. His doctor told him to never go in the sun without protection or sunscreen even though he's African American it didn't matter. He uses it religiously now and especially on his kids! It's funny to see all the white sunscreen on him but he said he'd rather be alive than worry about what someone thinks about his looks.
StrawberryBlonde StrawberryBlonde 9 years
arrogant? I think she was just stating facts and I think everyone could do a better job when it came to sun protection. We don't do it because it's a business and most people think Tan skin looks better so most people aren't going to actively do something that will make them less attractive. Sad but true. I used to work in a suntanning salon and we were not allowed to say the word "cancer". Even though the statistics said otherwise we could never say it was actually harmful. We had girls that were 11 yrs old coming in and with their mother's signature it was Ok. When asked if it was harmful we could only say that it was their personal choice to tan but tanned skin is more attractive and the sun does have benefits. Our owner developed a black mole on her cheek and it came back as melanoma. She sold the company and moved so I don't know what happened to her. I personally agree with FeFi and more people need to be aware of the dangers. People just don't want to acknowledge it because it is an appearance thing. As far as parents go, yeah they need to be educated too because if a child has a sunburn more than 5 times before he/she is 14 yrs old, then his/her chances of developing skin cancer are increased by 5 fold. It is a disturbing statistic but one that people need to be aware of. Thanks FEFI for trying to bring awareness. I for one appreciate it :)
veruca_eve veruca_eve 9 years
Wow, some people need to chill...seriously. Didn't you know that stress is harmful to your health. I understand your loss, but not everyone is "blue-eyed, blond hair" ie...not every one is the same. I have very pale skin, I wear SPF 50, slather it on a half an hour before I go out, and I usually only go out in the sun for about an hour a day, that is with a hat and usually fully covered. Guess what, my freckles still darken with any sun-exposure, and my doctor says thats normal. But really, with your loss its understandable that you get up in arms over the issue, but to judge another parent to the extent of your preaching when she isn't even able to defend herself, thats just arrogant.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that people are being presumptuous here...i'm sure they are responsible parents about SPF and all that - so to think that you know what's happened prior to the picture being's just not right. i love this family together though and i can't wait until the new addition comes.
barjar1122 barjar1122 9 years
Just because people have different views or different life experiences doesnt mean they dont "get it". Sorry for your loss but damn, not everyone is so passionate about the sun.
crazyana crazyana 9 years
GAWIN's body is not that great eh? :cocktail:
honey693 honey693 9 years
Awww, Kingston looks so cute in his little hat.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i call it judging a situation that you only know through a teleprompter lens, that has been developed and posted on a gossip site. anyhoo, how cute!
FeFiFoFum FeFiFoFum 9 years
Romangirl That's YOUR choice. But you owe it to your child not to put him in harm's way, and letting him "be a kid" and get sun burned repeatedly is exposing him to many dangers. There are so many other choices you have other than "sitting under a tent" and you know that. At least use sunscreen or if you don't want to do that, then at least keep him/her indoors until after the peak time during the day when the radiation is really beating down hard is over. Educate him or her and let them see pictures of what can happen and what will happen (premature aging) with repeated exposure to the sun. Then when they get to adolescence then it can be his or her choice, but until then I think parents need to be parents and protect their kids. My kids used to want to run around outside with no shoes on during thunder/lightening storms...I didn't give in to them just for the fact of kids being kids. It was a small chance that they would have gotten struck by lightening, but it's a 100 percent chance that the sun will damage their skin. So you can do what you want and call it letting a kid be a kid all you want, but I call it not wanting to take the extra time to protect your kids. :oy:
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Right Jennifer 76, I mean I really don't want to clothe my kid from head to toe while we're at the beach. I want him to be a kid and have fun, not sit under a tent the whole time. :oy:
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
what a cute family!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
They are SO adorable! I put high quality, very high SPF sunscreen on my son before we even get in the car and reapply consistently and he still tans super fast. I do the same to myself and I still tan. My husband and daughter with the same sunscreen routine hardly change color at all. Short of never going outside, there's not much you can do besides religously using good sunscreen. :?
rgrl rgrl 9 years
Wow, just read the comments and wanted to add that I use doctor recommended, waterproof, SPF 50 on my olive skinned son and he still gets color after a few hours in the sun. Oh, and I apply it about 1/2 hour before going outside. So what am I doing wrong Fefi? I understand you went through a rough life situation, but I don't think you have the right to attack other people on here. If you want to educate others, try doing it in a more positive way.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I saw pictures from this day and she WAS putting sunscreen on Kingston AND Gavin. The people around here really need to lighten up.
Sporky Sporky 9 years
Nice tan on Kingston. JUST KIDDING! Trying to lighten the mood here.... Fefi, sorry about your loss, I agree moms should be really careful about that with their babies. I shudder to think about all the damage done to my skin from living in So Cal and not wearing sunscreen until I was in my teens.
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