Katherine Heigl: What's With the Anita Bryant Look? What's Next: Orange Juice Ads and Public Bigotry?

Fri, June 11, 2010 2:01pm EST by 13 Comments


Look, Katherine: We know you’re not in any way a bigot, a gay basher, or a disgraced orange-juice spokeswoman. Just, please: Try to avoid looking like one.

Perhaps you don’t even know who Anita Bryant is: She was a beauty queen who scored a few top 10 hits as a singer, including “Paper Roses” in 1960. But all anybody remembers about her now is her strident and self-righteous opposition to gay rights, and to anti-discrimination laws of all kinds.

So we know your best friend is a gay man (ex-Grey’s Anatomy castmate T.R. Knight) and you began the adoption process of a South Korean baby back in September 2009. Case closed — you’re no Anita Bryant.

But swallow the hard pill that our very own beauty editrix Marta Topran has dealt you with reference to your look June 9 at the Killers premiere:

I really am speechless at this odd, odd choice.

You don’t just want to avoid looking aged, you most certainly don’t want to look like Gay Enemy #1. Do it for T.R.’s sake.

— Will Lee

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Posted at 2:07 PM on July 27, 2010  

She’s filming One For The Money and that hairstyle is for the character of Stephanie Plum who is always described as having curly brown hair.

She had to change her appearance to play the character, it’s her job. Besides it’s not my favorite hairstyle of Katie’s but it still looks lovely on her.

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Mothra's Montra

Posted at 1:31 PM on July 23, 2010  

Heigel may be a #1B to work with, however, her hair style is classey and timeless and looks great on her for a special nite out. Give the girl a break and lighten up!
Classical anything never goes out of style!

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Posted at 1:48 PM on June 30, 2010  

Nothing like over-analyzing someones choice of look and equating it politically.

maybe she just thought it looked good?

Get a real job instead of critiquing celebrity attire. One that affords you the free time to endlessly comment on internet drivel like me!

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Posted at 1:04 PM on June 21, 2010  

I find it amazing that a person can be discriminated against and publically bashed because they have a moral and biblically based compass and who, like millions, feel free to express them. Anita Bryant marched to the beat of a God-fearing drum. So that makes her a bigot? And who’s calling the pot black? If moral people don’t agree with those whose morals are polar opposites the cry is always foul. Quit whinning and stop being a hypocrite. Equal rights people, equal rights!

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Posted at 2:41 PM on June 23, 2010  

So marfi, if a religion advocated beating christians, calling them and their children foul names, would you speak up for it’s defense as well? If that was part of their morals?

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Frank Richards

Posted at 12:58 PM on June 30, 2010  

It is organized religion that is at the base of the devil’s work such as discrimination. God wants to part of you and
good riddance in the appocalypse. Hope the horses stomp your sorry *****.

We are all born world with no prejudice. Look at Anita. She got hers didn’t she. With a gay husband to boot!!!

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Mothra's Montra

Posted at 1:33 PM on July 23, 2010  

yeah girl – ditto! Equal Rights.

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Posted at 10:40 PM on June 20, 2010  

Seriously?? That’s all you got? Talk about non-news. Isn’t some celebrity stepping out on their spouse somewhere? Getting implants? *pish* Dumb.

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Posted at 5:08 PM on June 19, 2010  

You’re abusing this woman because of her hairstyle?

Anita Bryant is not Gay Enemy Number One. YOU are. You are making gays look like fragile whiners only equaled by political position-seekers of a certain Abrahamic religion.

Go crawl back under your professional-victim rock. And never advocate for gay rights again, because you’re not helping. You’re hurting.

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Posted at 4:00 PM on June 11, 2010  

Please leave this poor woman alone! I can’t even believe I’m defending Heigl of all people, but even though her hairdo isn’t fashionable, it looks gorgeous on her. I agree with galey; I’d also rather see this than all the nudity.

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Posted at 3:28 PM on June 11, 2010  

Anita Bryant….you nailed it Will.
I posted yesterday that Katherine looked more like a pre-Woodstock Republican Party wife….I was thinking Betty Ford myself, but didn’t want to say anything ‘snarky’ about her. Anita Bryant….anti-gay…probably anti-China baby girls too !!!!!!!!! Time to put your best ‘HIPPY’ foot forward Katherine !!!

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Posted at 3:25 PM on June 11, 2010  

Personally, I think it is kinda refresing to see someone looking “wholesome” – quit dissing!!! Rather see this then nipples and crotches…..

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Posted at 1:39 PM on June 25, 2010  

Galey……………No YOU don’t like tits and azz LQQK at your name……….LOL

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