Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jennifer Love Hewitt

These are some comments made by anonymous online abusers referring to this swimsuit picture:

“I guess success has gone to her head and she thinks it doesn’t matter how fat she gets now.”
“If you think flabby is sexy, then yes, she is still sexy. Firm is always better than flab.”
“She needs to stop wearing bikinis until she starts working out.”
“She should be embarrassed about how overweight she is. She needs to talk to Jessica Biel or Nadja Bjorlin about getting in shape.”

Ladies, I am not making this up. I copied those directly from the article where I found them. I couldn't believe my eyes.
If this body is a representation of "fat" (now considered a proverbial 'four letter word') to our society, than what are the rest of us supposed to do?
Hewitt, a beautiful, curvy young woman, is proud of her body. She always has been. She used to be very thin (and popular), and this is probably partly due to her breasts. She has always had the top half of a "fat girl". No one ever seemed to mind her massive mammories when she was squeezed into a tiny dress and almost falling out of the top. Funny how the eyes of society are so selective. Except that it isn't funny at all.
What sort of image and ideal do we set for ourselves? For our children? Do you realize, in America, how young girls start to abuse their own bodies in an effort to "perfect" them? You can see 6 year olds in yoga class talking about carbs, 8 year olds skipping meals and weighing themselves 3 times a day, girls getting breast implants for their sweet sixteen or earlier. How long can we allow this to go on?
Yes, there is a weight crisis in America. In fact, there are a few. As a country we are severely unhealthy and overweight. What about those who starve themselves and get lipo to go from a 0 to a 00? Who is talking about their weight crisis? I am, and I am sick of this false standard.
The sliver of silver on the outside of this dark cloud is this : The "Ghost Whisperer" star says she loves her body, and according to buzz there are folks out there that agree. Searches on "jennifer love hewitt sexy" jumped 41%, proving that every dude doesn't desire a size zero.
There is a movement beginning of men who don't want women they are afraid will break beneath them. For that, I am thankful.

In JLH's words, “To all the girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong.”

1 comment:

constant_drama said...

I'm not a Hewitt fan, never was. Cant stand her Im-so-cute-and-innocent act all these years. Bugs the hell out of me.

But I gotta agree with you, if that is fat then I guess 97% of the female population on Planet Earth is fat. This is bullshit.

Society and its pressure for beauty on women. *sigh*