Lately, Jennifer Love Hewitt has had to deal with paparazzi photos taken of her on the beach in a bikini. Personal potshots about how she should exercise more, how she’s so huge and fat and gross how dare she walk confidently anywhere in bikini…nothing, it seems, is off limits.
Okay, so here’s the thing. I’m glad she is, but she should not have to speak out about her weight. She should not have to defend the way she looks. I’m not a big fan, but the woman is freaking gorgeous. And she’s a size 2.
Yes, you heard me. American society is so warped in the head about what constitutes fat (unaccepable) versus what constitutes thin (yay for thin!!11!) that people are mocking this woman as being an abherration at a size 2. Of course, if you read comments on articles posted on this subject, you’re likely to find people disputing that Love is actually a size 2, claiming it’s impossible. Yet more evidence we’re confused about real bodies that are anything but a size 0 – how do we measure them? Anything that’s not a 0 is simply wrong and bad and fodder for mocking.
That’s what’s truly fucked up about it all.