As if she hasn’t done enough to win over our hearts already, Jennifer Lawrence has now made a stand against negative body image and using the “f” word, a.k.a.fat. In a recent interview with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, Jennifer talked about how there are “unrealistic expectations” of how women should look and that the media just fuels the fire. To quote J-Law:
“If we’re regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren’t we regulating things like calling somebody fat?”
She speaks from experience. The Oscar-winning actress (as well as countless other celebrities) has been considered “fat” by critics and producers. Because of their high-profile occupation, stars are susceptible to more criticism for their appearance (whether it’s too skinny or too fat. Here’s just one example:
“It looks like she was stuffed into that dress…maybe she is just becoming the fat [woman] she was born to be.” – Kelly Osbourne on Fashion Police about Christina Aguilera, 2011
And this isn’t an issue that only affects movie stars and pop singers.How many times have you asked “Do I look fat in this?” or if a friend compliments you, respond that you feel fat.
Not only do these comments and using the “f” word result in negative personal self-worth, it can be picked up by your kids – making the cycle continue. So in an effort to dissolve this degrading feeling and promote an overall positive attitude, one of our resolutions for the year is to omit the “f” word from our vocabulary.
Will you be joining us?