Nobody is flawless, but each and every aspect of their bodies is looked at under a magnifying glass when it comes to celebrities, especially when it comes to women. Too overweight or too skinny, they’re never good enough on social media for regular journalists and critics or anonymous trolls. Yet body-shamers won’t let our favourite celebrities win. Just the way they are, they love their bodies and encourage their fans to follow their lead.
Jennifer Aniston, who was hardly ever overweight, was ordered to lose 30 lbs before she was offered her iconic part in Friends. Her agent advised her that she needed to become thinner if she wanted to stay in Hollywood. Jennifer admitted years later that she was tired of the relentless shaming of her body. She writes in her candid article: “For the record, I am not pregnant.” Fed up is what I am. I am fed up with the sport-like criticism and body shaming under the umbrella of ‘journalism’ that happens every day. The objectification and criticism that we place into women are ridiculous and upsetting.
We all know how dramatically the body of a woman after childbirth will alter. Kristen Bell is a bright example of a woman who welcomed all the changes in her body and did not allow herself to lose weight for sleep. The actress thinks that after having a daughter, becoming too obsessed with weight gain will ruin those precious months after childbirth. Definitely not worth it, body shamers are. ‘I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from the size of her dress,’ Kristen says.
When Anna Paquin wore a dress for a red carpet event with a long loose sun-shaped skirt, she received a lot of comments suggesting she was either pregnant or had some extra weight gained. “The actress fought back against the” critics “on her Twitter:” Fun fact: wearing a dress that is not skintight allows individuals to label you pregnant or obese. Anna has revealed recently that she experienced body shaming in Hollywood where it seems important to fit into a slim woman’s frame. I’m not so thankful for that either.
Lady Gaga gets backlash for her body shape sometimes. She seems to be very secure in herself, though, and that is the point she is trying to get across. I heard that the focus of discussion is my body, so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours as well. No matter who you are, no matter what you’re doing. I could give you a million reasons why to succeed, you don’t have to cater to anyone or anything. Be you and be you unrelentingly. That’s the champions ‘stuff,’ she wrote in her article.
Kelly Clarkson has learned how to disregard her mean body and beauty remarks, and she doesn’t hold them too close to her heart. This is what Kelly is trying to get across to her fans: no matter what people say, it’s important to love yourself and be happy in your own skin. I’m not flawless. I’m far from flawless. I never was, and I’m all right with that,’ says Kelly.
After she happened to gain some extra weight due to a hormonal imbalance, the star of Pretty Little Liars was confronted with body shaming. She wrote in her Instagram post: “We live in such a judgmental society that puts any type of fault in the same category, even weight gain.” And I advise and encourage you to deal with it in a healthier way for those of you who are dealing with some kind of health condition, hormone imbalance, and weight gain of some kind. YOU and YOUR wellbeing are what matters, not the thoughts and perceptions of someone else about you.
In 2019, Tyra Banks posed in a bikini for a Sports Illustrated cover. Her main goal was to eradicate age and stereotypes linked to the body and remind the world that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. There’s a stereotype here that only a 20-year-old woman is hot in a bikini. We are no longer attractive, like once we hit a certain age,’ said Tyra. “But I want to prove that there’s no age for modelling. I come out of retirement to practise what I’m preaching.
Jennifer Lawrence just looks great, but can you imagine that in Hollywood she’s considered “fat”? The actress, who has experienced body shaming too many times, is adamant that body shaming should be deemed illegal in the mass media. The media needs to take responsibility for the influence it has on our younger generation, these television show-watching girls, and how to speak and how to be cool. If, because of the impact they have on our younger generation, we regulate cigarettes and swear words, why do we not regulate stuff like calling people fat?