You would think that telling a woman that she reminds you of a celebrity would make her happy. That’s not really the case. Most women just don’t like to hear that they look like someone else. Now this happened to me because I told a girl, “I think that you have a Jessica Burciaga look, and that’s perfect.” She gave me this cut of her eye that made me wonder, “What did I do wrong?” Jessica Burciaga is beautiful in almost every way.
However, as I think back over my life every time you begin a sentence with, “you know who you look like…” Most women don’t want to hear anything else you have to say. It’s like they have this undying need to never be compared to anyone in the world. I think that’s kind of a stupid way to approach things too because what you’re saying is that you want to be one of a kind, but in reality, maybe being sort of kind of like one isn’t a bad thing. I’ve seen people swear up and down that a girl looked like Paula Patton, my response, “SHE DOES NOT LOOK LIKE PAULA PATTON.” So think about it, if everyone goes around saying you look like … hmmm … Janet Jackson, but they all agree on it, is that a bad thing? Imagine if they said you look like Freddie Jackson? Or like some random animal. In high school they teased a girl that she looked like Pumbaa. Of course Pumbaa didn’t know about this, all she knew was that no one was checking for her.
In fact, while in high school I dated a girl and when I met her the first thing I told her was, “You look like Alicia Keys.” She laughed and told me that she’d never heard that before. You know what happened about six months later? That was my girlfriend.
But to go back to the point about why women hate to be compared to anyone, I’m taking a deeper look. Would it be better if I was to say, “you know who you look better than”? Would that change it? I’m trying to figure out if the reason why they hate being compared to another woman is because they think that somehow you’re saying this person looks better, but you’re almost there. It’s like when you see her, you’re really thinking about Gabrielle Union or Lala Vasquez. Could that be it?
Or could it be that all women want to feel like they are a gift from God made especially for Earth? I’m not sure I buy into that either because technically you end up looking like your family members. I know two sisters who are 3 years apart who could be twins. Would they get upset if you said, “You look like your sister?” Actually they would, people say it all the time and although it’s actually four of them, Iranian girls, they all look the exact same. But when someone points that out to them, they get their panties in a bunch. So maybe it is that they want to be one of a kind, something that the Lord done made.
Here’s my issue with that, if someone says you look like Halle Berry, you better take that ish. You better thank God and Kanye that someone thinks that highly of you. If someone says that they think you’re a mini version of Rosa Acosta, you better be happy they didn’t say Mo’Nique. Sidenote, I was there when this girl said to another girl, “You remind me of Mo’Nique.” I nearly died laughing, like I busted out into laughter right then and there. Her point was that she was comfortable in her own skin and very funny. But in my mind I was thinking, you mean she has hairy legs and is a big girl? That’s still funny to me to this day. And what about that girl who told me she looked like Kim Kardashian … is it okay for you to say, “people tell me I look like” but if I say, “hey you know who you look like” it’s offensive?
I can’t call it, what are y’all thoughts? This coming from the guy who was told for years that he resembled Dave Chappelle.