“For decades, actress Jennifer Aniston has been subjected to sleazy tabloid gossip ranging from Brad Pitt divorce rumors, marriage speculations over then boyfriend now husband Justin Theroux, and the ever present, is she or isn’t she preggers? Now the actress is fighting back.”
The story continues, “The actress penned an essay for the Huffington Post on Tuesday, breaking her longtime stance of ignoring gossip chatter.”
Aniston writes in part, “I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and ‘celebrity news.’”
She later adds, “The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty. The message that girls are not pretty unless they’re incredibly thin, that they’re not worthy of our attention unless they look like a supermodel or an actress on the cover of a magazine is something we’re all willingly buying into.”
Aniston also notes, “The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time… but who’s counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they’re not married with children.”
To read Aniston’s complete essay, please click here.