The tabloids have long targeted Jennifer Aniston, inventing ups and downs about her personal life. In a recent interview, the 48-year-old actress indicated her least favorite tabloid creations are fake pregnancies. Aniston said it feels awful when paparazzi capture photos of her only for the media to pick up the images and sensationalize them with headlines like, "Finally Pregnant!" She elaborated, saying,
I mean, it's like they take a picture of you and create this story. If your body is in a normal moment of having had a bite or two, or you're having a moment of bloat, then there's arrows circled around your stomach, telling you that you're pregnant.
Jennifer Aniston's description is spot on. How often do we see such pictures on the covers of tabloid magazines as we're getting ready to check out at the grocery store? The tabloids go after Aniston's age, her choices (real and fake), her love life, and everything in between.
These headlines and images are not only hurtful to Jennifer Aniston. They also have the potential to take a toll on our subconscious and make it seem like scrutinizing people's weight is all right. In fact, Aniston continued talking about that subject in the Glamour interview and said,
And it's like, actually no, it's just my body. Not that it's any of your business to begin with. Having a child, as we know, is no one's business except the couple or individual that's going through it.
Speaking of having kids, Jennifer Aniston also touched on her family choices. The actress intimated that she is perfectly happy not being a mom right now, and she emphasized that her idea of happiness might not be the same as someone else's, and that is A-okay. The Friends star said that nobody has the right to assess other people or speculate on what is happening in their home. When it comes to tabloids guessing about her body and life decisions, she says it's a "sensitive area."
In the article, Jennifer Aniston not only talked about the way tabloids scrutinize her weight but also how they mistreat women in general. She spoke about the need for a societal overhaul regarding people's approach toward aging, beauty, decisions, and happiness.
Jennifer Aniston said it's a lot of fun to get dressed up with great hair and makeup, a subject on which she is an expert. But Aniston said being beautiful is being conscious and mindful, "figuring out your darker corners" through therapy, and working on the internal instead of the external.
These words seemed to mirror sentiments Aniston has expressed in the past. For example, she recently took down people who talked about her nipples. Plus, she had an open letter on Huffington Post last year when she called the "objectification and scrutiny" of women "absurd and disturbing." We love seeing stars set the record straight. So, good on Jennifer Aniston for sticking up for herself.