These ‘playboy twins’ are really starting to wind me up. I fully support anyone’s right to earn money within the boundaries of the law in whatever way they desire – if that means posing naked, entwined with your twin sister or sharing a wrinkly ‘boyfriend’ with a gaggle of other blondes then fine, more power to you. Equally, I believe that everyone has the right to choose to keep their sexual-self unavailable for public consumption and have this choice respected by others. But to make a living selling sex whilst being offended by being viewed as a sexual object is as nonsensical as a chef being put out when asked how best to use the unidentifiable object in the bottom of the Riverford box.
I realise that they want to make the point that they are more than just aesthetically pleasing (if you like that kind of thing) but their approach to others suggests that that is exactly how they see themselves. If a man doesn’t like them, they assume it’s because he was desperate to have sex with them and is covering up his distress at being spurned by pretending he doesn’t like them. If a woman appears unfriendly they tell themselves that it’s because she’s jealous. Girls, you can’t have it both ways. Some people really are unaffected by your looks and just don’t like you because you’re quite often not very nice. Believe it or not, there are even some people who – gasp – don’t find you very attractive!
Evolution ensures that there are physical characteristics that we find appealing and if a person of either gender can use this to their advantage then I don’t see how that’s much different from working with one’s innate intelligence, creativity, or athleticism to get ahead. The kinds of people who make money from any of these things take what they’re born with and work on bettering it. For the Shannon twins though, a healthy dollop of self-awareness and humility would enhance nature’s gifts more than any boob job.