Leading Hollywood actress, Jennifer Aniston, decided to speak out about the numerous rumors surfacing on the web, falsely suggesting that she is pregnant.
Aniston, who does not use social media, wrote a long form essay which was published on Hugginton Post, in an effort to address rumors regarding her and tackle the wider problem, which is female body shaming by the media.
“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.” Aniston stated in the article.
The speculations regarding Aniston’s pregnancy started spreading after paparazzi’s pictures from her vacation in the Bahamas with husband Justin Theroux emerged on the web.
Gossip outlets claimed that the Friends actress had a “bump” in the photos, where she was wearing a bikini.
A spokesperson’s for Aniston denied all sorts of pregnancy rumors. “What you see is her having just enjoyed a delicious big lunch and her feeling safe on private property,”
The 47-year old actress also described what she and her husband had to go through on a daily basis with the paparazzi.
“Every day my husband and I are harassed by dozens of aggressive photographers staked outside our home who will go to shocking lengths to obtain any kind of photo, even if it means endangering us or the unlucky pedestrians who happen to be nearby. But setting aside the public safety aspect, I want to focus on the bigger picture of what this insane tabloid ritual represents to all of us.”
Aniston also talked about her becoming a mother one day, writing that she “may become a mother someday, and since I’m laying it all out there, if I ever do, I will be the first to let you know.“, though at the current moment “I resent being made to feel ‘less than’ because my body is changing and/or I had a burger for lunch and was photographed from a weird angle and therefore deemed one of two things: ‘pregnant’ or ‘fat.’ ” Not to mention the painful awkwardness that comes with being congratulated by friends, coworkers and strangers alike on one’s fictional pregnancy (often a dozen times in a single day).”
Aniston’s latest movie, the drama Mother’s Day, was released on April 26th in the U.S., receiving mixed reviews from critics.
Source: Huffington Post