In an editorial colmun today, Elizabeth Nickson, writing about the moral decrepitude and hypocrisy evident in movie stars who self-identify as “liberals,” mentions a number of outrageously decadent thing movie stars do, like paying people to wait outside in case they need ice cream or whatever. (Please do not turn this into a partisan debate. I’m sure conservative celebrities do the same crap.) She concludes a litany of such things by mentioning that Jennifer Lopez, “like many others, does not allow her employees to look her in the eyes.”
While I know celebrities can be spoiled brats, not allowing your employees to look at your face strikes me as being… well, sort of insane. Getting them to call you “Sir” and wait on you is one thing. Saying they have to look at the ground in your presence suggest mental disease, like you think you’re Princess Anastasia or something.
So, is this true? Does Lopez actually force people in her employ not to gaze upon her rather ordinary visage? Do other movie stars do that? Or is it an urban legend?