Thumb Double

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Did you watch the Super Bowl?  I didn't see the entire game because I was brunching at King Estate Winery for a Eugene Tweetup.  We arrived at 1pm and didn't leave until 4:30.  It was that much fun.  So, I didn't see all of the Super Bowl ads but one did catch my attention.

Take a look:

I know you thought I was going to blog about the veiled sexism (haha) but no!  Did you see her thumb?  Watch it again.

In the bottom right hand corner of the picture by you can see Megan Fox's real thumb.  Beside it, the folks at have provided a shot of her "thumb double."  Writer Issie Lapowsky confirmed Fox has "a hereditary defect known as brachydactyly."

So what is Brachydactyly?  The word means "shortness of the fingers and the toes."  The producers of the Motorola spot just couldn't let her be herself.  Nope.  Call in the thumb double!  

What do you think?  Should Motor have used Fox as-is or is the double not such a big deal?  Post a comment.  I love hearing from you.

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