Is this FAT?
By now I'm sure you've all heard the buzz...The celebrity gossip rags are in a tizzy over these recent photos of Jessica Simpson. Some are kinder than others, dubbing her "curvier", with more than a few calling her just plain "fat". Poor Jessica, lately the girl just can't seem to catch a break. Horrified over the media scrutiny of her recent weight gain, it has been reported that Jessica is on the verge of a meltdown and the breakdown watch is officially on.
But can you look at these photos and say for sure that she is FAT? She most certainly looks more voluptuous than she has in the past. This may be true, but FAT?? If fat be the case, then what is considered fat? And are we talking fat in real life or fat in Hollywood? Fat in Hollywood just isn't tolerated and it's standards for beautiful women are at times unattainable and unrealistic. Our society has been paying the price for that for years.
So what is the real nature of the crime here? Jessica gained a few extra pounds? Shame on her, she should have know better. Famous for being beautiful and having a great voice, it's as if she reneged on the beautiful part of the contract and now they're calling her on it. We watched her break out onto the scene with her new husband, Nick Lachey, and giggled over her "innocence" when it came to matters of logic. They became America's sweethearts, a perfect role model for the young and in love. Then it ended without warning. For whatever the reason, the newlyweds didn't make it as a couple and we watched that soap opera play out it the magazines and pop charts. Then Jessica did the unthinkable. She started dating in Hollywood which made her an easy target for the media.
Whether you love her or you hate her, the question here is who really cares? Maybe Jessica is happy for the first time in a long time. Certainly, we shouldn't hold a few extra pounds against her for feeling good about being young and in love. Yet the media continues on with the "fat" debate, with more than a few celebrities "weighing in" on the controversy. (no pun intended) God forbid a beautiful woman "let's herself go", which is certainly not the case here.
When I look at those photos, my first thought is that her stylist should be fired, IMMEDIATELY. Not the most flattering look for sure, but FAT??? I'm sorry. I just don't see it.
To continue on with a media campaign of denouncing Jessica for a slight weight gain is as damaging to our collective morale as it is to Jessica's.
Shut up already and who really cares?? Nobody buys her shoes anyway.
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