Jennifer Aniston Talks Fat Shamers And Baby Shamers In A Very Honest Interview With Vogue
"I was finally like, this has just got to stop!"
Jennifer Aniston’s body has been the centre of tabloid headlines for years, with people questioning whether or not she’s pregnant, or just a little bloated.
The 48-year-old has now revealed to Vogue what she makes of these stories, and the impact it used to have on her mental health before she got a grip on it.
“I think the problem is the tabloids and the gossip columns taking the human body and putting it in a category. They’re either fat-shaming, or body-shaming, or childless-shaming,” she said.
“It’s a weird obsession that people have and I don’t understand exactly why they need to take people who are out there to entertain you, and rip them apart and bully them? Why are we teaching young women this? It’s incredibly damaging.
“I was finally like, this has just got to stop! I couldn’t hear this narrative anymore about being pregnant or not pregnant; you have no idea what is going on personally in our lives and why that is or is not happening and it feels… In my own brain, I’ve shifted my perspective, so who gives a shit!”
“If you’re going to walk out and have your nipples showing, or your belly is a little bloated, or you’re not at the weight you want to be — you are perfect no matter what you are and no matter where you are and who cares!
“You have to tune out the noise, which is fine by me, because I just know that I’m happy and healthy and doing everything I can to be good in the world and to the people I work with.
“But, it’s hard. It’s something that people are addicted to: Salacious stories. Maybe [gossip magazines] will be dead one day. Who ever thought Donald Trump would be the President of the United States? I didn’t. I can’t predict squat anymore.”
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