Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A-Z Day 1: In Defense of Angelina

For the month of April, I’ll be taking a break from my MWF schedule of posting in order to participate in the A-Z Challenge! Stay tuned for a variety of posts, all starting with the letter of the day.

Day 1: Angelina Jolie

I am sick to death of body-shaming. Either someone is too thin or too fat. Angelina Jolie has been subjected to utter vitriol about her weight for years. In the words of Sherlock Holmes, “Do your research!”

Angelina has been skinny much more often than she has been voluptuous. She has tiny arms and legs and carries her weight in her torso. That's still true today. Case in point, Angelina in 1999.

Angelina more recently. 

You see my point? So stop calling Adele fat. Stop calling Angelina emaciated. Allow people to exist in their natural shape. Learn to see beauty in diversity. Adele and Angelina have, and they’re happier for it. The same cannot be said for the naysayers. 

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