In a break from the usual entertainment news, Hollywood actress Jessica Alba is currently trending on social media. This is not due to a recent comedic stint with Bobbi Althoff, as has been the case with other guests like Drake, Lil Yachty, and Offset. Rather, it’s due to a debate on attractiveness that has sparked a virtual firestorm.
The dispute began when Hannah Pearl Davis, a social media user, tweeted, “A 26 year old 6 will always be hotter than a 42 year old 9. I don’t make the rules.” For those left puzzled by her statement, Davis was expressing her preference for Althoff, who’s 26 years old and, in her view, a 6 out of 10 in looks, over Alba, who’s 42 and a 9 out of 10.
A 26 year old 6 will always be hotter than a 42 year old 9— H. Pearl Davis (@pearlythingz) November 19, 2023
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The tweet sparked a flurry of reactions. Many social media users leaped to the defense of Alba, criticizing Davis for her opinions on the actress’s beauty. They stressed their belief that Alba’s attractiveness was undiminished by age.
I'm a man, and I'm telling you right now, I speak for all of us when I say we're choosing Jessica Alba ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. https://t.co/DjMikE28kS— SWAGGY C | $wing Trader (@SwaggyCTV) November 19, 2023
There’s no universe or dimension where Bobbi can be hotter than Jessica Alba. https://t.co/XsG4mNRCPO— tof (@tofaial) November 19, 2023
Anyone who'd rather sleep with Bobbi over Jessica Alba should be locked up https://t.co/cCEDE5gyLn— Definitely Not Tendies (@ThetaChungus) November 19, 2023
Look you no lip having salamander looking cricket. A 9 will forever be a 9 no matter the age. Bobbi looks like a 5 at best, Alba shits on her https://t.co/ySMHvUr2CU— Mrs.DIDICALLFORYOU (@mami_ayisen) November 19, 2023
After looking through the social media platform to see if anyone chose Bobbi over Jessica, Davis appears to be on her own in this debate.
Davis did not back down from her initial assertion. She insisted, “Women don’t like to admit the truth that Jessica Alba is no longer as sexually attractive as an average 26 year old because it would beg the question – if Jessica Alba cannot sexually compete (one of the most beautiful women ever) what does that say about me?” She continued by critiquing the authenticity of social media images, claiming, “IG pictures are not real life. I just saw a video of her – she doesn’t look like that.”
This debate has drawn attention to the ongoing discussion about age, attractiveness, and societal beauty standards. It has also revealed the widespread and frequently unattainable expectations placed on women in public.
While opinions vary greatly on the subject, it is clear that societal perceptions of beauty are complex and multifaceted, often influenced by factors such as age, celebrity status, and social media. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of respectful dialogue and understanding that beauty is subjective and goes beyond the surface.