I really agree with what you’ve said. Telling someone that they’re beautiful when they don’t feel like it is not inherently condescending or patronizing. Most of the time, it’s just a nice gesture and well intended. Plus, there are loads of songs that appreciate strong and confident women without the woman having to be a femme fatale, or even mentioning the woman’s looks, like a part of me by neck deep for example.
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well played ;)