Weighing In on the Suzanne Somers Topless Picture at 73

The idea that age is just a number is something that a lot of people cling to either in a very real and believable sense, or try to state without a sense of irony that hangs about them like a cloud. Suzanne Somers has been seen as an icon of sorts for a lot of years, but posing topless at the age of 73 is something you might think would raise a few eyebrows. It likely did, and there’s no doubt that people are going to be weighing in for a little while, but in all honesty it’s a celebration of a woman that’s been around long enough to have created a reputation that people enjoy and find pleasing in its nostalgia, but also look at as something that’s easy to smile and share but not care about as deeply as so many say. Aurelie Corinthios of People definitely gives praise to Somers for having realized that she needed to make changes in her life when she was diagnosed with cancer, and there’s no doubt that she’s earned her accolades for this. Back in the day she was one of the biggest reasons that people watched Three’s Company, for a couple of reasons obviously. She brought sex appeal to the show and a bubbly disposition that was fun to watch, but as years went by she stuck around, but never seemed to gain the same kind of popularity unless someone was asked about her when she showed up again. “Oh yeah, Suzanne Somers! She was awesome!” You might hear that from time to time when people remember the show, but apart from that it takes the type of fan that’s been following her doggedly for years.

Am I saying she’s not popular? Not in the least, she has her fans and her followers number well over one hundred thousand on Instagram so it’s obvious that people care. But posing naked in a field for one reason or another, apart from it being her birthday, seem to have drawn as much criticism as it has praise. Personally I happen to think she’s still in decent shape but the need to pose naked is kind of an odd one it would seem since some folks seem to think this is perfectly okay and doesn’t deserve scorn. To each their own, right? After all the picture does show that she’s naked but she is covered for modesty and didn’t bother to stand up and bare all to the lens, so really it’s not harming anyone. And the calls to grow up and act her age aren’t completely wrong but they’re not right either since each person in this world gets to decide what they want to do with their lives on any given day. Am I going to support her in this? Probably not, but I definitely won’t condemn her either. Seeing a 73-year old woman naked isn’t exactly my idea of a good morning but at the same time you don’t have to look either, as that’s why it’s possible to scroll on FB or any other social media site and ignore what you don’t want to see.

Maybe one of the biggest issues is that people get their noses out of joint over things they have no control over and therefore really can’t change. I’m just as guilty as anyone but I can chime in after having earned that right along with anyone else. According to Tyler McCarthy of Fox News it sounds as though Suzanne isn’t letting any of the negative comments get to her since she’s still very happy about what she’s done and is simply grateful that she’s still around to do it. After being diagnosed with cancer two decades ago she wasn’t certain that she’d still be here, so it’s safe to say that she’s glad to be here at this moment to do whatever makes her happy. That’s what a lot of people don’t seem to realize about this matter, she’s simply happy to be alive and is doing what she can to celebrate. Given how chilly it can get in the desert in the morning however one can only assume that she got dressed not too long after taking this picture.

People have to be allowed to live their lives so long as what they’re doing doesn’t actively disrupt the lives of others. Suzanne wasn’t trying to harm anyone, disturb anyone, or ruin anyone’s day by taking this picture. In fact it wasn’t about anyone but her, though why she posted it on Instagram is still hard to reckon. But hey, it’s her prerogative and as such no one has the right to say otherwise. So if you don’t like it, keep scrolling, or don’t look. Honestly no matter how good she looks I still didn’t need to see this so early in the morning, but as I’ve said, you don’t have to look.

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