Mimi on gender neutrality

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 3, 2010 07:14:22 November 3, 2010 07:14:22

Did you watch our Mimi on Ellen yesterday? Did you see the amazingness? It’s 7 minutes of amazingness as only Mimi can deliver it. From the moment she waddle-tottered onto the set, Mimi kept going, and it’s hard, you know? It’s hard to decide the highpoint of the interview because, since it’s Mimi, there are so many.

Like when Ellen asked her if she could guess the baby’s sex. I mean, who else could come up with an answer like this?

"I would prefer not. Because imagine if you're a baby inside someone's body. Do you really want someone imposing their sex ideas on you? Not really? I'm just saying. Would you want them to be like it's definitely a girl … would you?"

When was the last time you imposed your sex ideas on a pregnant woman? Shame on you.

And watch how comfortable Mimi is when Ellen leans down to hold onto her foot. This is Mimi in her natural state. That’s how she probably lives at home: permanently reclined with some assistant specifically assigned to her feet, changing shoes once an hour.

I also really, REALLY love the way she had to namecheck Alaia.

And of course, above all things, maybe the best part of all of this is when she talks about how she was born with a natural heel. It’s Mimi’s explanation of her own foot arch, a most rare and unique shape.

Anyway, she’s making her rounds right now to promote her new Christmas album. You’ve seen the cover, right? Um, I know she’s pregnant, but Mariah Carey has not looked like that in years. Thinking about how this photo happened and why, also makes me very, very happy. She’s a Joy Dispenser. Even when she doesn’t actually intend to be, she really really is.

Photos from Wenn.com

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