Jennifer Aniston Pens Fiery Essay Slamming Body Shamers
Jennifer Aniston isn’t pregnant and she’s letting the world know just what she thinks of body shammers. The actress has been the focus of tabloids for several weeks, after she had been seen walking around with a little “bump.” Many thought she was pregnant and the tabloids ran with it. However, Aniston has now confirmed that she’s not pregnant and the “bump” was simply her being a human whose weight goes up and down.
Aniston wrote a lengthy post, title “For the Record for the Huffington Post.
“For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up,” she wrote. “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.”
She continued, “If I am some kind of symbol to some people out there, then clearly I am an example of the lens through which we, as a society, view our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, female friends and colleagues. The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty.”
You can read her full post here.