Tell us how you really feel, Jennifer Aniston!
Following the decades worth of pregnancy rumors (no, really), Jen addressed the ongoing fascination with her body in a passionate op-ed for Huffington Post.
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Essentially, Aniston is "fed up" with tabloid publications and journalists constantly speculating whether or not she's pregnant. The actress went on to link the intense scrutiny with body shaming and misogyny in Hollywood.
In one particularly emotional segment, the beauty wrote:
"The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty. Sometimes cultural standards just need a different perspective so we can see them for what they really are — a collective acceptance… a subconscious agreement. We are in charge of our agreement. Little girls everywhere are absorbing our agreement, passive or otherwise. And it begins early. 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. We use celebrity "news" to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of females, focused solely on one's physical appearance, which tabloids turn into a sporting event of speculation. Is she pregnant? Is she eating too much? Has she let herself go? Is her marriage on the rocks because the camera detects some physical "imperfection"?"
Wow, so powerful!
To make her point perfectly clear, the celeb went on to put those pregnancy rumors to bed once and for all:
"For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of "journalism," the "First Amendment" and "celebrity news.'"
Well, there ya go! While we commend Jennifer for her honesty and passion, we're not sure if the baby rumors will ever end. This seems to be an ongoing battle for the 47-year-old.
You can read J.A.'s full essay HERE.
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