What I mean is, this fad was a clever and fun way to raise awareness about breast cancer. That’s all I’m saying.
When I first saw one of these bracelets, on my daughter’s wrist, I was confused. I’m ashamed to admit my first thought was the old Seinfeld joke, “If I had breasts, I wouldn’t get out of the shower.”
But my daughter explained, and I thought it was a good idea. As the I Love Boobies campaign swept the country, or at least our area, I saw the bracelets everywhere.
The organization name – Keep A Breast – was clever, as well, and I hope it does “help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support.”
I hope it does, but I doubt it. Too often these types of displays – lapel ribbons, “Save The Whales” bumper stickers, POW/MIA buttons – are popular fads only, just for show, more for the wearer’s vanity rather than anything of substance.
I considered making a button that said, “I Loved Boobies Before Loving Boobies Was Cool,” but I chickened out. Kelly would have smacked me.