Recently, Jennifer Love Hewitt received a lot of flack because of some private bikini shots that got circulated around the Internet. Agree, she doesn’t look perfect. All that cellulite and sagging assets won’t make anyone in the show business proud and would be enough to get the gossip mills running. But let’s get real- who doesn’t have cellulite? Probably the only ones who have flawless bodies are the ones who spend thousands of dollars getting all kinds of fixes every year. People’s obsession with losing weight and becoming a size zero is plain crazy and sometimes provokes me to question my sanity and my eating habits. When all that we read everything only asks us to lose weight, then how exactly can any woman be made to feel proud of her body?
I’m a size 6 and I’m proud of myself. If I can reduce another dress size, then it would be great, but I wouldn’t try to kill myself over it. It’s been a long time since I heard anyone speaking out in the way Jennifer Love Hewitt did in response to the negative media attention-
“To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist,” she wrote, “put on a bikini — put it on and stay strong.”
A simple, but a very powerful line…enough to get the message across! And definitely some serious food for thought for all those men out there! I have been reading some forums and discussions in the comments section. Most of the women out there have been very supportive regarding this issue. I, for one, definitely don’t think that she looks fat or anything. It’s a bikini for God’s sake! Plus, was she dressed for any movie? No. I think such invasion of privacy by the paparazzi needs to be stopped. It puts more pressure on everyone. Their obsession with the way the stars dress and look in their private time is plain crazy. I think they are humans too and deserve to have “bad wardrobe days”.
Why is it that the male stars never receive so much of criticism when it comes to their looks? Isn’t this a gender bias? Do only women have a duty to look pretty? Most of the gossip columns run their businesses thanks to eccentricities of Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, TomKat and Brangelina. I don’t read anything about what the guys did. I’m sure they have their goof ups too.
The focus should be on eating healthy food and staying fit and not on losing weight and trying to fit into that size 00 dress. Guys who can’t appreciate their women for what they are need to go take a hike!