A Megan Fox boycott is something that no one probably expected – especially since the Megan Fox boycott is led by “dude” websites. But today, a Megan Fox boycott was put into place by several websites that are tired of Megan Fox news and sexy pictures. Being tired of Megan Fox’s sexy pictures is not a traditional feeling. However, today’s Megan Fox boycott is the first sign of a backlash against her, and how she has barely done anything but look hot and outrun robots in slow motion.
The Megan Fox boycott has been in place throughout today, by several websites that frequently post Megan Fox news, interviews and pictures. Asylum.com put the boycott together with several other “manly sites” that are used to drooling over Megan Fox ever since the original Transformers.
However, today’s Megan Fox boycott will be lifted at midnight, and then these sites will go back to worshipping at Fox’s perfect feet. But if even these website are getting a little tired of talking about Megan Fox and putting her on a pedestal, it might be a preview of a wider backlash to come.
Megan Fox is currently on the first stage of the traditional celebrity cycle, in which she is still enjoying her initial fame. But eventually, as it must for all celebrities, backlash must come – especially for celebrities who are famous just for being famous and hot. Megan Fox is certainly more famous for her looks, her interviews and her pictures than anything else – so much so that blogs had to call a one day boycott to take a breath.
Now that the latest round of Fox-leering has ended with the success of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Fox is set to do some movies other than Transformers. She will find out soon enough if she can be successful in movies that don’t have robots, and if fans will follow her. Her first big test comes in the horror comedy Jennifer’s Body, scripted by Diablo Cody. After that, Fox will anchor her first non-Transformers summer blockbuster, Jonah Hex, in summer 2010.
It is likely that Fox will keep trading on her eye candy in those films, but they will prove if that is enough for her to anchor a movie. Jennifer’s Body, in particular, gives her a leading role for the first time, and gives her the chance to chew on the scenery, teenage boys, and Diablo Cody’s dialogue. If that and Jonah Hex disappoint, then the idea of a Megan Fox boycott won’t sound so crazy.
Countless celebrities make it big for their looks, but if they can’t bring people to theaters, and are savaged by enough critics, their fame will die down. The likes of Lindsey Lohan can attest to that, and show that being famous just for being famous can’t last forever. Or at the very least, even if it does last, these people become laughingstocks by then.
Considering Fox’s outspoken comments in interviews, and her photogenic looks, magazines will still be dying to talk to her for the forseeable future. But she has shown more personality in those interviews than in her movies – although Michael Bay films are not the movies to show off personality, as Fox herself has admitted. Jennifer’s Body and Jonah Hex may not be the kind of movies to change that, but if she doesn’t change that on screen soon, people will want to see her interviews much more than her films – which will inevitably come back to bite her in the years ahead.
The Megan Fox boycott won’t begin a backlash against her now, especially since the blogs will go back to talking about her tomorrow. The backlash is probably still a few months or years in the making, depending on her movies and whatever she might do off screen. But after a few years of seductive poses and robot action movies, the time will soon come when people will ask for a bit more from Megan Fox, and will want to see if she is a “15 minutes of fame” kind of star.
Asylum.com- “Asylum Announces ‘A Day Without Megan Fox'” www.asylum.com/2009/07/28/asylum-announces-a-day-without-megan-fox/
E! Online- “Dude Blogs Boycott Megan Fox” www.eonline.com/uberblog/b136553_dude_blogs_boycott_megan_fox.html