In Anne Hathaway's case, a bad decision.
The divine, now Mrs. Hathway (or is she Mrs. Shulman, now?), appeared on the Today show this morning to promote her new film, Les Miserables. Of course, Matt Lauer got down to the nitty-gritty as soon as the interview began and questioned her about her wardrobe malfunction (AKA not wearing underwear) to her premiere. You can see that video here.
If you don't feel like watching the whole video, this is what Anne said regarding the incident:
"Well, it was obviously an unfortunate incident ... It kind of made me
sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age
when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment,
and rather than delete it and do the decent thing, sells it. And I'm
sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling
participants, which brings us back to Les Mis, because that's what the
character [Fantine] is. She is someone who is forced to sell sex to
benefit her child because she has nothing and there's no social safety
net so yeah—let's get back to Les Mis." (via)
Let's just call it what it is, girlfriend: YOU SHOULD HAVE WORN UNDERWEAR!
You know, normally I support Anne Hathaway. She's always been one of the "Good Girls" of Hollywood (except for that rumored hook-up with a very married Christian Bale while filming "The Dark Knight Rises"- naughty naughty!) . She has one of the best mouths I've ever seen, and I think that she should totally rock the hair/bangs combo she sported in "The Devil Wears Prada" because she was ferosh. However, acting like everyone else is to blame for pictures taken of her brit-brit out and about Tuesday night is just stupid. Honey, what were you thinking? Haven't you learned from Britney? I don't care if you're wearing a thong, wear something!
Just because she's considered one of the best actresses out there doesn't mean that she can downgrade her situation to our "culture commodifies sexuality" yada, yada, yada. It's no one's fault but her own. If you're a celebrity, in her case a big celebrity, you know a pap is just around the corner with a camera in hand. BE PREPARED.
Ohhh, Anne. I hate to say it, but you just went down a few notches with me. Why couldn't you just come out and say "Yep, probably wasn't my best move." Why justify something as dumb as that? Let's get real here.
Moral of this story: underwear is always, always your friend.