Jennifer Love Hewitt Criticized For Not Being Thin

Every girl knows that unless you’re some kind of anomaly and super okay with every inch of your body, the idea of being scrutinized in a bathing suit is a thought horrifying enough to keep most of us in sweats forever.

Why then, are so many people interested in breaking down celebrities who aren’t frighteningly thin?

Jennifer Love Hewitt is the most recent victim of badly angled paparazzi photos, and I have to say, I feel every inch of her pain. Sure, the girl isn’t skinny, but she’s not fat.

So there are a few instances of cellulite. So she has a waist thicker than a pencil. So she’s not wearing a ton of make-up at the beach. How many average women does this describe?

I’m happy that JLW isn’t thin. Even though I don’t watch her show (I mean, if we’re being honest here…it’s totally boring), I think she’s a good role model for girls all over the country who have boobs and an ass.

She’s on TV and she’s not a size 0. There’s hope for us all.

Like most women who see unflattering pictures of themselves posted online, JLW is pissed off that the photos are being used to cut her down.

What I should be doing is celebrating some of the best days of my life and my engagement to the man of my dreams, instead of having to deal with photographers taking invasive pictures from bad angles.” She posts on her website. “I know what I look like, and so do my friends and family. And like all women out there should, I love my body.”

To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini — put it on and stay strong.”

Bad angles or not, I’m glad she allowed herself to human and hurt by public scrutiny, and was brave enough to post something online.

It’s an old, tired, worn-out argument, but why being a size 2 or lower is so important to our society still doesn’t make sense to me. Aspiring to be fat isn’t something we teach our kids, so why does it work the other way around?

What do you think? Are you on JLW’s side? Or is being skinny really the only way to go?

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