Jennifer Love Hewitt was the victim of a malicious tabloid attack a few months back, when they pointed out that the celeb was showing a few extra pounds on her normally very petite frame. Never mind that she still looked great. But she came out and defended herself and women in general, stating “Like all women out there should, I love my body.” She went on to say firmly “To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong.”
Now she’s being attacked again… this time for dropping the weight, and returning to her previously petite frame. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, I guess.
The argument is that by doing a before/after shot on the cover of US Weekly, she’s hypocritically giving credence to the criticism. I guess critics feel she is essentially conceding that the weight she put on was actually a problem, and that she lost it in a concession to the criticism.
Here’s what an article on ABC News’ website had to say: “What’s up with Hewitt bucking the weight loss bandwagon then jumping on it?”
People need to get a life, and off her back. They also happen to be missing the point.
Regardless of her motivation (remember, her living is in an industry that is always looking for younger, thinner women), critics are missing the entire point of Hewitt’s stance in the first place. She spoke out against people who are being mean-spirited and judgmental, not only against her very minimal weight gain, but for women in general. People have enough problems, they don’t need to be hyper-sensitive to not having what society deems to be a perfect 10 body. Hewitt was simply saying that women should be comfortable in their own skin, which isn’t the same as saying “don’t lose weight.”
The fact that she lost a few pounds doesn’t negate her message.
August 27th, 2008