They say the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. We say that if you’re a gURL celeb, you have one more guarantee: the media dissecting your body. If a gURL star looks even a tiny bit bloated, the tabloids go into a baby bump frenzy. And lose a couple of pounds too quickly and suddenly you’re diagnosed by a gossip columnist with an eating disorder. LeAnn Rimes knows a little something about very public body scrutiny, and she’s decided to stand up and defend her skinny bod.
Some fans and critics feel that LeAnn is way too thin for her own good, but the star insists she’s perfectly healthy. LeAnn told Star magazine, “I understand the public is used to seeing me with baby fat, but you have to understand that I’m not a baby anymore. Everyone has seen my every 5-or-10 lb. weight loss or gain since I was 13. Now I’ve grown into a woman, and my body has just naturally changed.”
When we recently posted a picture of Marilyn Monroe and a skinny celeb in a bikini on our Facebook page (see pic below), we got tons of feedback from our fans and it brought up a pretty intense body image discussion. The conclusion? gURLs, including LeAnn, shouldn’t be made to feel bad about the way their bodies look, no matter what. Lesson learned.
WDYT, gURLs? Are you naturally thin and always getting made fun of for it? Can you relate to LeAnn? What do you have to say about the above image? Discuss in the comments.