USA Today; Huffington Post

Jennifer Aniston is ‘Fed Up’ With Being Fodder for Tabloid Journalism — and Begins to Fight Back!

Jul 13, 2016  •  Post A Comment

“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.”

So reports USA Today.

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.


  1. Dear anonymous TVWeek copyist: Aniston, not Anniston.

  2. The Old Proofreader – LOL!!!

    • Hi Lisa and Old Proofreader. Our bleary-eyed selves have no excuses for this one. We’ve since corrected our misspelling.

      Chuck Ross
  3. I feel so bad for Jennifer. The royalties from Friends mean she will never have to work again. (not to mention what she made while making the series) There is a small price to paid to that adoring public that pays for those royalties. If you don’t like it don’t read the tabloids.

  4. I disagree with you Guilty Cleric. Just because you made a lot of money does not mean you have to like being belittled and shamed in the tabloids. The shaming of women for not having perfect bodies and faces at all times and all ages needs to stop. It causes a lot of anxiety for young girls & women who try to live up to ridiculous standards. This can lead to serious health issues as they try to make their body and face match the unrealistic (& photo-shopped) images they see everywhere. Thank you Jennifer Aniston for continuing the call to stop the shaming of women.

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