Jennifer Aniston has had enough. She penned an open letter on Tuesday, firing back at the relentless gossip, scrutiny and body shaming culture of the Hollywood industry and society at large
The 47-year-old actress, producer and director has been plagued with pregnancy rumours for months, which she put to rest in her letter although she shouldn’t have needed to. She slams “being made to feel ‘less than’ because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: “pregnant” or “fat.”
She writes, “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing.”
She goes on to say,
“[Women] are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies.”
You can read Jennifer’s open letter here.
The Internet seems to stand by Jen, yet the world is a confusing place sometimes. Just last month, CLEO Singapore featured a group of curvy women in their magazine which drew flak online with derogatory comments directed at the women. The women’s photos were also reported and taken down on Instagram, which just shows how intolerant and unloving our society can be.
Jennifer isn’t the first actress to speak up on body shaming issues. Hear what these other celebs, who’ve been called out or criticised for their body, have to say: