These 5 stars have all slammed Hollywood actresses for creating an unfavorable weight ideal and being too thin. Several are actresses themselves who have been shocked at how far other stars will go to look what they think is their best for the cameras. They aren’t interested in becoming as stick thin as them and try to maintain a normal weight even if they are the branded the “fat” ones by the media. Some believe that because actresses are so thin it could be negatively influencing their young fans who might skip meals to try and be like the star they look up to. Thankfully, these stars aren’t interested in being too thin and call out Hollywood for promoting this image.
Jennifer is sick of being called a fat actress and believes she is normally sized compared to the ones who take it too far: ”Oh god, yes, I’m so tied of the lollipops. I mean, if I looked like that I wouldn’t be tired of it, obviously, but it’s hilarious, the way I’m supposedly the overweight one. Like, they (the paparazzi) got me at the movies yesterday and the caption read something like, ‘Curvy star cannot wait to dig into a tub of popcorn’. I mean come on! I’m just a normal girl who likes to eat! At least they got me using me hands.”
Keira is often regarded as skinny herself, but she has been shocked at how thin some other actresses have been: “I’m twice the size, height and everything else of most of the other actresses who are going for an audition. It’s mad, isn’t it? When you realise that even at my size I’m one of the largest there. It’s at the point you start to say, ‘I don’t think it’d be healthy for me to stay here much longer.’ Are we surprised that there are people out there who feel they have to lose weight? It’s shocking for young girls. There is a lot of pressure – it’s like you’ve got to be perfect.”
Monica thinks that American actresses in particular go overboard with weight loss: “Too many American actresses and models are slender and childish-looking. Perhaps it’s because some men are frightened of real women and are drawn to childlike looks as they want to protect them. I’ve never been frightened of being a real woman. It might seem old fashioned, but I think many men want to see real women with full figures. They don’t want skin and bone, yet all the time actresses try to be thinner than thin. In America, if a man tells a woman she’s beautiful, the woman might be full of plastic surgery, work out two hours a day and spend a fortune on cosmetics and clothes. Then the woman gets offended because she’s being treated like a piece of meat.”
Twiggy believes that Hollywood is often a bigger influence on people’s weight than skinny fashion models: “They go on about banning size zero, but I think Hollywood stars are the worst perpetrators. Most models are naturally long and gangly, while a lot of these young girls in Hollywood have gone on extreme diets.Their concave chests and bony arms are terrifying. It’s scary to think that normal teenagers are tempted to copy them. I’d love there to be more larger models, but it’s just not going to happen. Designers love to design for slim girls.”
Zooey believes that actresses didn’t use to be as skinny as they are now and she thinks it might be a bad influence: “Women I admired growing up– Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep–were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin, there are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny–much, much too skinny. You can’t Pilates to that. I’m a very small person, and if I lost 15 pounds, I’d look like them; it’s scary. For young girls, what does that say? You need to look this way to be successful? That’s not true. You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what’s acceptable is larger than what people believe.”
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