Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I thought I was done with the APMA, the American Podiatric Medical Association.
They'd been leaning on me for years to do a CelebriGum entry about foot problems, and I figured the Jim Carrey entry, in which he tromped around 53rd Street in wacky giant feet, would have been just what they wanted.
The APMA was not amused. "Buffoonish," they said. "Not a serious look at foot health problems. If anything, it trivializes feet. Unacceptable."
"There's nothing I can do," I said. "We very rarely get celebrities with foot issues."
"We'll take care of that," they said.
That was a couple weeks ago. I didn't think about my exchange with the APMA again until I saw Shia LaBeouf arriving at the show.
An orthopedic boot!
Shia is understandably reluctant to speak up against the APMA's thugs, but we all know what really happened. Forget "first do no harm" -- this gang of podiatrists is happy to take a bat to celebrity's foot if it'll draw attention to foot maladies.
I hope you're satisfied, you foot health monsters.