Jennifer Aniston let loose on the media with a verbal one-two punch about body shaming and other issues facing modern women.
Aniston, who has been tabloid fodder of late with rumors of pregnancy, has finally “had enough.”
The mega-star posted an article on Huffington Post called, “For the Record.”
In this statement, according to Jezebel, Aniston “writes that she made the decision to participate in “a larger conversation” about ‘the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of “journalism,” the “First Amendment” and “celebrity news.”
“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. This conditioning is something girls then carry into womanhood.”
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Aniston pointed out that the tabloids completely disregard actual news in favor of gossip about celebrities.
“In this last boring news cycle about my personal life there have been mass shootings, wildfires, major decisions by the Supreme Court, an upcoming election, and any number of more newsworthy issues that ‘journalists’ could dedicate their resources towards.”
The former Friends star added that marriage and motherhood isn’t an essential part of womanhood.
“…we are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone.”
“Let’s make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples. Let’s make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise.”
“We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own ‘happily ever after’ for ourselves.”
Reactions to Aniston’s words were overwhelmingly positive. Twitter buzzed with quotes and comments.
Yes! Jennifer Aniston just stole the mic, preached in the mic, then dropped the mic, honey!????⬇️ https://t.co/unr0BV3zDp
— Mandisa (@mandisaofficial) July 12, 2016
I LOVE JENNIFER ANISTON
— shannon (@Scully_Bug) July 13, 2016
Jennifer Aniston, you’re my hero.
— nic (@twistedwords8) July 13, 2016
— Carrie Denny (@carriedenny) July 13, 2016
— F is for Feminism (@FisforFeminism) July 13, 2016
Great post by Jennifer Aniston. Be you. Celebrate you. Love you. https://t.co/v1co6CVtXF
— Natalie Como (@HelloMissComo) July 13, 2016
I don’t know what the world did to deserve jennifer aniston but I sure am grateful pic.twitter.com/ZM9TX4xPDv
— battleship (@ARIZONASDIMPLES) July 13, 2016
Jennifer Aniston should legally be allowed to rip the eyes out of an @usweekly editor’s skull.
— Adam Murray (@Atom_Murray) July 13, 2016
— lizzy goodman (@lizzydgoodman) July 13, 2016
— Nancy Modrcin (@DorsayMod) July 13, 2016
The way the media hounds Jennifer Aniston about having children is truly disgusting.
— Kassy of Tarth (@SoSadistic) July 13, 2016
Major respect for Jennifer Aniston. A must read.https://t.co/dIN22gBtbC
— Lynda Steele (@steeletalks980) July 13, 2016
Others were less supportive.
Boo-hoo. The mega rich and famous Jennifer Aniston is upset at media attention so she writes an article that will result in media attention.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 13, 2016
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