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Stereotyping?

Submitted by on Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 05:51 PM | True Story | English
Categories: Non-Erotic   Tags: , ,

I believe that in comparing a character's physical trait, one should sometimes give a clear example using a person, particularly one who is a celebrity e.g. "...Si Mang Rigor, who stands at five feet at may pagkakahawig kay Roi Vinzon is a bit shorter than me...")

I use this in my writing often and so far, I haven't encountered any problem until this one time when I compared a female character's body to an athlete because she, of course, has a great body (and a fit one too).

Then comes a reader commenting that it is not right for me to compare her physical traits because she has a wholesome reputation, that she is a role model to the youth...etc.etc.

Is there a limit in describing or comparing physical attributes using celebrities as examples? When is it approp...


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