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Jennifer Aniston Shuts Down Body-Shamers with Perfect Statement

Jennifer Aniston Shuts Down Body-Shamers with Perfect Statement

Jennifer Aniston has been in the public eye for a long time and has endured her fair share of fake gossip, body scrutiny, and more.

You may remember, last year the 48-year-old actress wrote an essay about body shaming, and she was recently asked by Vogue if she feels anything has changed for women since she penned her moving piece.

“I don’t think it’s getting much better,” Jennifer told the publication. “I think the problem is the tabloids and the gossip columns taking the human body and putting it in a category. They’re either fat-shaming, or body-shaming, or childless-shaming. It’s a weird obsession that people have and I don’t understand exactly why they need to take people who are out there to entertain you, and rip them apart and bully them? Why are we teaching young women this? It’s incredibly damaging. I was finally like, This has just got to stop! I couldn’t hear this narrative anymore about being pregnant or not pregnant; you have no idea what is going on personally in our lives and why that is or is not happening and it feels….In my own brain, I’ve shifted my perspective, so who gives a sh*t!”

Click inside to read the rest of Jennifer’s statement…

“If you’re going to walk out and have your nipples showing, or your belly is a little bloated, or you’re not at the weight you want to beβ€”you are perfect no matter what you are and no matter where you are and who cares! You have to tune out the noise, which is fine by me, because I just know that I’m happy and healthy and doing everything I can to be good in the world and to the people I work with. But, it’s hard. It’s something that people are addicted to: Salacious stories. Maybe [gossip magazines] will be dead one day. Who ever thought Donald Trump would be the President of the United States? I didn’t. I can’t predict squat anymore,” Jennifer added.

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  • Sabrina

    Thumbs up!

  • Dawne

    For someone who has spent their adult life with a laser focus on their body and hair, (as every interview confirms) this is hypocritical to the max now that she is nudging 50 and doesn’t like the negative commentary; having reveled in the positive commentary for twenty plus years.

    She spends her time in Spas, Beaches, Hairstylists, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery offices rather than use her wealth for worthy causes. She has also denied reading tabs but she and her publicist are always commenting with rebuttals so which is it?

    This is a woman who believed her own press, cute, great hair, bangin’ bod and internalized it. Now that she has aged out of the game she is suddenly all vapours and smelling salts about the objectification of women. If she wants to use her currency to change this, I suggest she head out of her HW mansion and do something worthy of the blessings she has accrued, which are, I suggest,much greater than her human value or talent deserved.

  • Celina

    I really like how this woman has remained steadfast over the years. She has always promoted healthy beautiful instead of just beauty. She has remained natural even under the minute scrutiny of the media and critics. I love her quote in one of her recent interviews about her hair. She owns she’s a creature of habit and doesn’t fix what isn’t broken. She truly knows herself and has for a very long time whether she realises it or not. Another way we see it is in the way she has refused to share why she can’t have children, join social media or advertise all her charitable works with us over the years. It’s become a carefully publicized game in Hollywood to use these things to improve their fan-base an as a result make more money. Jennifer decided at a very young age I think to take another road and it’s nice to see her stick to it all these years later. I hope to see soon her make a huge push to making bigger and creative movies, tv shows while steadfastly ignoring the critics who are mad because she does it HER WAY.

  • whodunit?

    All in all there is too much negativity. The Internet is a nasty place. I don’t think we’ve found a way to useful way to curb it. It goes to highlight our own insecurities by projecting so much.

  • Shenanigans

    she actually does do charity. It isn’t necessary to release an Op-Ed or a press conference after every donation.
    Furthermore, she was asked for her opinion by Vogue, it wasn’t randomly dropped.

  • Gigi La Moore

    If the magazines die, where will you be, Jennifer dear?

  • Gigi La Moore

    You said it!

  • Jo

    2 thumbs up !

  • Jo

    What charity ? can you mention at least one .

  • Robert

    Good for her!

  • Shenanigans

    i can mention many, but since you asked for one i’ll give you the most obvious one: St. Judes Cancer research for children.

  • nani

    Nobody cares anymore about her life or beauty or pregnancy. She is now a has-been and that is what Hollywood does to older actresses. It’s sad but true.

  • Will

    Your stomach being bloated is not the same thing as sexual exposure. Some women actually have dignity.

  • Marie

    i think Jen’s comments are well put, and I could be wrong but I think she’s sticking up for AJ a bit too with the nipple comment and mentioning body shaming (as she already said fat shaming, and skinny shaming is just as bad). These people are just trying to entertain us and it is quite easy to avoid seeing them or reading about them if you don’t like them. She and others also do give back and do so both publicly and privately, sometimes publicly trying to bring attention to the cause, not always themselves. She and AJ both seem legit in this!! and I have always believed as others were judging JA for not having kids there is most certainly something more to the story which is none of our business.
    while it’s true that JA does spend a lot of $$ and effort on her looks with spas and products etc, so would I if i had the funds…….not necessarily for others but to feel good about myself. and if I were in the public eye with millions judging me in and industry that is obsessed with youth you bet I’d be spending a lot on that!! My daughter works for a plastic surgeon in Santa Monica and you can be sure JA is not alone in this!!! She is just forthcoming about her obsession with it…..I think it’s nice that she shares!!
    for me, I wish her all the best and she seems very happy with JT and I also wish all the best for the JP’s!! love them all!!
    I do however, hope JA makes better movie choices in the future, as so far I’m not a huge fan of her movie choices and I believe she is talented. She’s teaming up with Reese so that is promising!!
    Good luck and wishes to all!!

  • Mayette de Guzman

    Thnx 4 d inspiration Jen! Faniston 4ever.

  • toastie postie

    As always, well said.

  • Kris

    That’s why I always like her and always will like her! Amazing role model!

  • toastie postie

    Sadly, she did one for a very short period of time – St. Jude’s – for publicity, I guess; for she never kept in contact with the kids she posed with. Had to be told by an interviewer that one had died. Now that is sad.

  • Abbby

    Well said πŸ‘

  • Joy B Angie

    She will be on the screen.
    Where else ?

  • Joy B Angie

    People can’t explain why their achievements
    are not too impressive, especially comparing to Hollywood Stars.
    So bulling Stars is an easy way to ipmrove their selfrespect.

  • Jo

    She will be in movies and on TV in the big new pilot with Reese Witherspoon. Where will you be, dear?

  • persononhere

    she hasn’t been relevant in years. she should be happy people even care about her or her opinions anymore

  • Gigi La Moore

    Where will you be?

  • Gigi La Moore

    In flops. These magazines have kept her in the limelight a lot longer than she should have been.

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  • Sabrina

    “Why she can’t have children”? I guess she just doesn’t want any. And why should she?

  • Fabian

    At least she’s not a crazy loon who plays “games” with poor children under the guise of auditioning them for one of her disastrous movies, ya know?

  • Jo

    Not judging a successful, beautiful multi-millionaire from the comfort of my double wide trailer (like you).

  • Gigi La Moore

    Yet, you are judging me? Hmm…a hypocrite.

  • MyName

    Yes, it’s her choice.

  • MyName

    I think it depends on those watching. I have no idea who most of the younger ones even are.

  • MyName

    She still is. She just isn’t one of those ‘look at me’ types. She just lives her life.

  • MyName

    Why must the AJ fans have hate for JA? She did nothing to AJ.
    Both women are pretty, talented, have had plastic surgery, live in mansions, do charity work, want to live without personal attacks, etc.
    Spending time in spas, on the beach, etc. is fine if that’s what a person wants to do. Most women have had their hair styled. Most though don’t get attacked for it or maybe not always being what some would consider “bikini ready”. If she was so worried then she could have work done or become anorexic. She’s happy and shouldn’t be used for tabloid fodder. She never played into them, even years ago.

  • MyName

    Jennifer Aniston has supported:


    Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

    Clothes Off Our Back

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Declare Yourself

    EB Medical Research Foundation

    Entertainment Industry Foundation

    Feeding America

    Friends of El Faro


    Habitat For Humanity

    Human Rights Action Center

    Lili Claire Foundation

    Luke Neuhedel Foundation

    Lupus LA

    Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation


    Project A.L.S.

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

    Stand Up To Cancer

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Urban Arts Partnership

    US Campaign for Burma

  • MyName

    The St. Jude commercials were for publicity for the cause. She has encountered several children throughout the years working with charities. AJ also has and could no way keep in touch with all of them either. You don’t have to hate one woman to like the other.

  • Jo

    Did she donate any money or anything aside from putting her name for publicity

  • Jo

    That’s more of a publicity for her , that’s what most actors do from the advice of their PR agent which make them look good .

  • Jo

    That’s more of a publicity for her , that’s what most actors do from the advice of their PR agent which make them look good .

  • Shenanigans

    Huh, thanks captain obvious.

  • MyName

    Yes, she has donated money. She is one of the highest paid actresses and is very generous. Many only know about the St. Jude’s one so not much publicity. The commercial she and other actors have done for them were at their request as part of a fundraising campaign.

  • MyName

    Jennifer Aniston is still one of the highest paid actresses. She wouldn’t be if her films were all “flops”.
    Again, no need to hate one woman just to like another. JA and AJ don’t have issues with each other so no reason others should.

  • Gigi La Moore

    Thanks but I am just posting my opinion on a message board. Have a nice life.

  • MyName

    You’re welcome. It though is a fact that her movies make money or she wouldn’t continue to be cast. It’s about the dollars and not the magazines. I also hope you have a nice life and less negativity in it.

  • Gigi La Moore

    I hope you have less judgment in yours.

  • MyName

    I’m not judging. I’m just tired of the hate and internet games. Both women are beautiful, talented, and charitable. They pay each other no mind so no reasons fans should. It’s become more of a social game for some. Accuracy should at least be involved.

  • tickenwicken

    Help me figure this out. With all these super rich folk donating all this money…why is there still such a hulking need.

  • MyName

    I don’t know. Maybe money doesn’t solve everything. I guess there still isn’t enough to do all that needs to be done even with money. It would be wonderful if there was no longer a need.