Healthy Body Image – Famous Women In The Public Eye


Recently, Jennifer Love Hewitt was caught enjoying a private moment with her new fiancé while taking a swim in the ocean. She was appropriately dressed (she was in the ocean, after all) in a becoming black two piece swimsuit. Once the pictures were purchased by several gossip rags, they were ceremoniously panned and she was unfairly criticized for gaining weight.

After taking heat and having her rear end exposed all across the world, Ms. Hewitt response on her blog with these excerpts:

“This is the last time I will address this subject. I’ve sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women’s bodies are constantly scrutinized. To set the record straight, I’m not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image. A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn’t make you beautiful.”

Love Hewitt, who was celebrating her recent engagement in Hawaii, added: “What I should be doing is celebrating some of the best days of my life and my engagement to the man of my dreams, instead of having to deal with photographers taking invasive pictures from bad angles.”

“I know what I look like, and so do my friends and family. And like all women out there should, I love my body.”

“To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong.”

We can only hope more young women in Hollywood will speak out on this issue. Looking up girl’s skirts with a camera lens and/or waiting in the bushes 1/2 a mile away with a high powered lens in hopes that you’ll catch a starlet’s cellulite is beyond obnoxious and wholly disgusting.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is currently the face and body for Hanes.

2 responses to “Healthy Body Image – Famous Women In The Public Eye”

  1. Susan says:

    I looked at the picture that was taken of her, and… am I missing something terribly shocking? She looks curvy… so what? Good for her, I say!

    I agree, Cindy. Taking pictures of normal looking celebrities and then criticizing the way they look is shallow. The fact that the public eats this up (or even agrees with it!)is worse!

    What kind of message are young girls, even boys, getting from all this garbage?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m not so sure the public really agrees with it. My feeling is the media frenzy is self perpetuating. We should do our best to ignore it. Stop buying magazines and tv show that support it. Take a stand! Thanks for your post.

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