Such a shame!
Rosario Dawson opened up in the August issue of Shape about the unfortunate pressure actresses face from the entertainment industry.
After losing weight for her role in Rent, in which she played a drug addict dying of HIV/AIDS, Rosario was disturbed to hear compliments about her "emaciated" figure, sharing:
“I remember everyone asking 'what did you do to get so thin? You looked great!' I looked emaciated.”
The beautiful star is also on board with the American Medical Association's opinion that photo alteration of models' bodies “can contribute to unrealistic expectations of appropriate body image – especially among impressionable children and adolescents."
Despite most likely being airbrushed on the cover of the very magazine she was being interviewed for, she doesn't seem to approve, saying:
“I’m constantly telling girls all the time everything is airbrushed, everything is retouched to the point it’s not even asked. None of us look like that."
We're glad she's not afraid to admit it either! She continued to speak candidly about the media's unrealistic portrayal of body image, saying:
"It's a form of violence in the way that we look at women and the way we expect them to look and be for what sake? Not for health, survival, not for enjoyment of life, but just so you could look pretty."
So true! We maintain that the only person you should be trying to please by living a healthy lifestyle is YOU!
[Image via WENN.]
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