Jennifer Aniston Throws a Virtual Middle Finger to Body Shamers and Baby Rumors

Jennifer Aniston Throws a Virtual Middle Finger to Body Shamers and Baby Rumors

The star criticizes tabloids for what she calls a "weird obsession" with body image.

By Tamara Palmer

As one of the most scrutinized women in the world, Jennifer Aniston has had decades to get used to tabloids falsely reporting that she is pregnant or is out of shape, but she's not staying silent about it.

Vogue checked in with Aniston and asked if she thought anything had changed after the body positive op-ed she wrote last year.

"I don’t think it’s getting much better," she said. "I think the problem is the tabloids and the gossip columns taking the human body and putting it in a category. They’re either fat-shaming, or body-shaming, or childless-shaming. It’s a weird obsession that people have and I don’t understand exactly why they need to take people who are out there to entertain you, and rip them apart and bully them? Why are we teaching young women this? It’s incredibly damaging."

She described the feeling she had that made her want to write the opinion piece.

"I was finally like, This has just got to stop! I couldn’t hear this narrative anymore about being pregnant or not pregnant; you have no idea what is going on personally in our lives and why that is or is not happening and it feels. . . In my own brain, I’ve shifted my perspective, so who gives a s***! If you’re going to walk out and have your nipples showing, or your belly is a little bloated, or you’re not at the weight you want to be—you are perfect no matter what you are and no matter where you are and who cares!"

However, Aniston's not above a little bit of objectification when it comes to describing husband Justin Theroux.

"He kind of manscapes [laughs], which I actually enjoy," she admitted to Refinery29. "I enjoy a nicely manscape-d partner."

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