Posted in Blog: English | Categories: Non-Erotic | Tags: celebrities, physical traits, athlete
I believe that in comparing a character's physical trait, one should sometimes give a clear example using a person, particularly one who is a celebrity e.g. "...Si Mang Rigor, who stands at five feet at may pagkakahawig kay Roi Vinzon is a bit shorter than me...")
I use this in my writing often and so far, I haven't encountered any problem until this one time when I compared a female character's body to an athlete because she, of course, has a great body (and a fit one too).
Then comes a reader commenting that it is not right for me to compare her physical traits because she has a wholesome reputation, that she is a role model to the youth...etc.etc.
Is there a limit in describing or comparing physical attributes using celebrities as examples? When is it appropriate to compare a character to celebrities with nice traits, at least in physical terms?...