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Jennifer Love Hewitt Talks About the Media and Body Image

Jennifer Love Hewitt Sets the Record Straight

The recently engaged Jennifer Love Hewitt is fighting back against media scrutiny over her weight during a celebratory trip to Hawaii with her fiancé. After some invasive pictures were strewn across the internet of Hewitt, she posted comments on her own blog striking back about how ridiculous it all is. She writes:

"I've sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women's bodies are constantly scrutinized. To set the record straight, I'm not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image.

A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful.

What I should be doing is celebrating some of the best days of my life and my engagement to the man of my dreams, instead of having to deal with photographers taking invasive pictures from bad angles. I know what I look like, and so do my friends and family. And like all women out there should, I love my body.

To all girls with butts, boobs, hips, and a waist, put on a bikini — put it on and stay strong."

I know I say this a lot but, you go girl! Do you think she did the right thing by speaking out?

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madhatter madhatter 8 years
I don't know how many of you shop at "high end" stores like celebrities do, but the higher the price tag, the smaller the sizes run - a size two in Seven for Mankind is probably NOT a two in Levi's, just like a two in Oscar de la Renta is likely NOT a two at Target.I get that she's curvy, but depending on where she's shopping, J-love could be a size two, especially since she's hot and rich.But that really isn't the point - she's hot, and the paps are being ridiculous. I'd like to see THEM in their bathing suits...
madhatter madhatter 8 years
I don't know how many of you shop at "high end" stores like celebrities do, but the higher the price tag, the smaller the sizes run - a size two in Seven for Mankind is probably NOT a two in Levi's, just like a two in Oscar de la Renta is likely NOT a two at Target. I get that she's curvy, but depending on where she's shopping, J-love could be a size two, especially since she's hot and rich. But that really isn't the point - she's hot, and the paps are being ridiculous. I'd like to see THEM in their bathing suits...
elle86 elle86 8 years
I skimmed through some earlier comments -- I agree that she isn't a size two, and also that she didn't need to give that information out. She ended up showing that it's important to her that everyone know her size.
cittypark cittypark 8 years
she's just bottom heavy~ which is better than being top heavy i think.regardless, she's looking radiant :]
cittypark cittypark 8 years
she's just bottom heavy~ which is better than being top heavy i think. regardless, she's looking radiant :]
terrywagner123 terrywagner123 8 years
Where can I see these pictures, meow
bellechic bellechic 8 years
i agree with the first comment by clarient about the bathing suit. JLH did do the right thing by speaking out because we live in a society where being a size zero is desirable, but only a few people have bodies that naturally are.
Skyspirit Skyspirit 8 years
Wow! A celebrity that didn't alter her body to be perfect, but to be perfect naturaly. More power for her and the rest of us women that have cellulite. People need to get their heads out of the clouds.
Lavinie Lavinie 8 years
i like Jennifer Love- i think she's a great role model for women in a world where the paris hiltons are glamorized. she has a great body and i think she did good by standing up for herself and saying what she said. i don't think she needed to say anything about being / or implying that she's a size 2 though.. she could have left that part out - just because if your supposed to love yourself no matter what body size - then why conform by stating a size?
Lavinie Lavinie 8 years
i like Jennifer Love- i think she's a great role model for women in a world where the paris hiltons are glamorized. she has a great body and i think she did good by standing up for herself and saying what she said. i don't think she needed to say anything about being / or implying that she's a size 2 though.. she could have left that part out - just because if your supposed to love yourself no matter what body size - then why conform by stating a size?
EllePixie EllePixie 8 years
Oh yea, she's a size 2...like 10 years ago.
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
Oops.. "Do not think that it matters"
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
I didn't even see the size 2 comment when I first read it. I focused on what she was saying and the message was meant to be positive for girls and women of all ages. Instead of being proud that someone would take any stand against societal pressure to be stick thin, everyone wants to rip JLH apart for some stupid, unimportant detail. No one knows for sure what size she is but I do think that it matters. This board is doing the same thing as the paparazzi did; taking something positive (engagement celebration) and turning into a negative. Good for her...I am proud.
EllaBella EllaBella 8 years
The thing is she said "I've sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women's bodies are constantly scrutinized. To set the record straight, I'm not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image. A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful. What I should be doing is celebrating some of the best days of my life and my engagement to the man of my dreams, instead of having to deal with photographers taking invasive pictures from bad angles. I know what I look like, and so do my friends and family. And like all women out there should, I love my body." That's to say she says I, I, then this sentence about the size 2 then again I,my, my, my, I, I , my, I. She is talking about herself all the way long so I don't think it is weird to understand it like she is insinuating she is a size 2... But yes you can also say she meant it in general. Anyway to me it would have been more convincing if she said "I am a size 6 and that is not fat"...
EllaBella EllaBella 8 years
The thing is she said "I've sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women's bodies are constantly scrutinized. To set the record straight, I'm not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image.A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful.What I should be doing is celebrating some of the best days of my life and my engagement to the man of my dreams, instead of having to deal with photographers taking invasive pictures from bad angles. I know what I look like, and so do my friends and family. And like all women out there should, I love my body."That's to say she says I, I, then this sentence about the size 2 then again I,my, my, my, I, I , my, I. She is talking about herself all the way long so I don't think it is weird to understand it like she is insinuating she is a size 2... But yes you can also say she meant it in general. Anyway to me it would have been more convincing if she said "I am a size 6 and that is not fat"...
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
Think her statements are true ... ah I just re read that .. see what idiots do to me..
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
I think her statements in defense of women with the "REAL" average body however she should have a little more confidence in herself and not say she is a 2 ... there is no way. Ive seen every size as a trainer height and weight .. i know inches at a glance and that was not a size 2 bikini thank you. If you want to put yourself in the category of the average woman you better admit that you are actually that.
tiff58 tiff58 8 years
This is insane to be arguing about whether or not she is a size 2. The whole point to this is that it doesn't matter! I like what she said.
EllaBella EllaBella 8 years
I would definitely not change my body against hers! I am approximately her height but I look nowhere like this even in bad angle! I think she must be like 15 pounds heavier than me at least. That will sound nasty but I love seeing celebs who definitely have an exercising regime with a personal trainer but still don't manage to look lean and toned. :) I think it must be that she doesn't care much about it... I understand that some people think she said size 2 in general, but I understood it like she was saying she was a size 2 which makes her message very hypocritical. She may be a size 2 on her torso but definitely not on her bottom!
EllaBella EllaBella 8 years
I would definitely not change my body against hers! I am approximately her height but I look nowhere like this even in bad angle! I think she must be like 15 pounds heavier than me at least. That will sound nasty but I love seeing celebs who definitely have an exercising regime with a personal trainer but still don't manage to look lean and toned. :) I think it must be that she doesn't care much about it... I understand that some people think she said size 2 in general, but I understood it like she was saying she was a size 2 which makes her message very hypocritical. She may be a size 2 on her torso but definitely not on her bottom!
bellakitten bellakitten 8 years
No way is she a size 2! If her clothing tags say that, then someone has been playing some serious vanity sizing games with her. Or maybe they're just cutting out the "1" in front of the "2" on the size 12 tag. Ha, ha! I actually think she looks fine. However, I think it's ridiculous that she (1) took time out of her vacation to actually post a response to the photos, (2) covered herself completely with a towel the following day (if she's so happy about her body, why cover up?), and (3) she has to broadcast about supposedly being a size 2 (why mention a size at all?). Ugh, she needs to get over herself. If she and her man are happy, great. But I'll bet you anything she'll be the next celeb spokesperson for Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem.
bellakitten bellakitten 8 years
No way is she a size 2! If her clothing tags say that, then someone has been playing some serious vanity sizing games with her. Or maybe they're just cutting out the "1" in front of the "2" on the size 12 tag. Ha, ha!I actually think she looks fine. However, I think it's ridiculous that she (1) took time out of her vacation to actually post a response to the photos, (2) covered herself completely with a towel the following day (if she's so happy about her body, why cover up?), and (3) she has to broadcast about supposedly being a size 2 (why mention a size at all?).Ugh, she needs to get over herself. If she and her man are happy, great. But I'll bet you anything she'll be the next celeb spokesperson for Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem.
ragedyfairy ragedyfairy 8 years
Growing up I was surrounded by petite size 2 girls. Believe me, they looked skinny. Have you ever seen size 2 jeans?? There is no way Jennifer is fitting in size 2 jeans with that behind. I'm also pear shape, 5'2" and wear size 6 in skirts, but no way my hips/thighs could squeeze into size 2 ANYTHING! It's great she's curvy now, but the lying just ruins her whole attempt at making a comment body image.
ragedyfairy ragedyfairy 8 years
Growing up I was surrounded by petite size 2 girls. Believe me, they looked skinny. Have you ever seen size 2 jeans?? There is no way Jennifer is fitting in size 2 jeans with that behind. I'm also pear shape, 5'2" and wear size 6 in skirts, but no way my hips/thighs could squeeze into size 2 ANYTHING! It's great she's curvy now, but the lying just ruins her whole attempt at making a comment body image.
ragedyfairy ragedyfairy 8 years
Growing up I was surrounded by petite size 2 girls. Believe me, they looked skinny. Have you ever seen size 2 jeans?? There is no way Jennifer is fitting in size 2 jeans with that behind. I'm also pear shape, 5'2" and wear size 6 in skirts, but no way my hips/thighs could squeeze into size 2 ANYTHING! It's great she's curvy now, but the lying just ruins her whole attempt at making a comment body image.
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