Women in the spotlight who willingly share their experiences with weight loss are often unfairly critiqued for feeding into a narrative that “thin is better,” while others who embrace their curves are labeled “unhealthy.”
Seriously, people. Let’s stop trying to police women’s bodies.
Rebel Wilson dubbed 2020 her “Year of Health” back in January, and she’s been proudly posting about her efforts ever since.
I wrote about Wilson celebrating her fit physique this week and drew immediate ire from some who felt the coverage suggested there is something wrong with being bigger.
While I understand the concerns, nuance, apparently, doesn’t come easy to the internet.
Passing judgment on stars who lose weight (or gain weight) is an unfortunate pastime we can’t seem to quit. Here are just a few celebs who have been through it.
Adele: Her recent physical transformation sparked claps, eyerolls and complaints that she is now “too thin.”
The criticism when she first found fame was that she was too big. Either way, she’s beautiful, talented and an artist who is easy to admire.
Melissa McCarthy: The former “Gilmore Girls” star used her experience being zaftig to launch a plus-size clothing line years ago. I remember when she first started shedding pounds, someone on Twitter questioned if she’d still be as funny as a thinner woman. Ridiculous.
Lizzo: The singer fully embraces her fullness, and that has led many people to sign her up as the poster woman for big-girl acceptance.
But hailing Lizzo just for her body positivity ignores the reality that she would be a success at any size.
Zac Efron: Women aren’t the only ones who have to deal with comments about their bodies.
To some, the actor is looking slightly different on his Netflix travel series, “Down to Earth with