In case you didn’t know women in Hollywood are subjected to a lot of scrutiny about their bodies. They are either too fat or too skinny, rarely women are ever an average size. People make a game out of guessing who is gaining weight, who is losing too much, and it is pretty disgusting. Yes, it happens to men too but it happens to women much more frequently.
Recently, Jennifer Aniston was spotted, no someone had a long range camera and took a photo of her eating her lunch and she didn’t have her usual flat stomach. There is nothing wrong with that either. Jen is almost 50 years old and still looks better than most women half her age. See the issue was that now she was pregnant, people assumed that she was pregnant it got to the tabloids.
Of course Jen is pregnant every other month and has been pregnant every other month for the past 20 years, but it looks like Jen has finally has enough.
She took to Huffington Post and decided to write a blog post about body image, something that she has never done. Usually Jen just laughs off rumors but clearly this one went a little too far for her liking.
Let me start by saying that addressing gossip is something I have never done. I don’t like to give energy to the business of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that has already begun and needs to continue. Since I’m not on social media, I decided to put my thoughts here in writing.
For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of “journalism,” the “First Amendment” and “celebrity news.”
Every day my husband and I are harassed by dozens of aggressive photographers staked outside our home who will go to shocking lengths to obtain any kind of photo, even if it means endangering us or the unlucky pedestrians who happen to be nearby. But setting aside the public safety aspect, I want to focus on the bigger picture of what this insane tabloid ritual represents to all of us.
That is just the start of the powerful essay, I truly encourage everyone to read what Jen has to say because she has a point with everything that she says.
If you are interested in reading the rest click here.
Let me end this by saying on this blog I will never make fun of a woman or man’s body. Maybe I will make fun of a stupid tattoo or haircut, but never weight or anything like that.
Don’t be tacky.