Lena is no stranger to controversy. She deals with it every time she takes her clothes off, which is a lot. And despite being called “blobby” and shamed for her body, she continues to do it.
Good! I’m glad she’s proud of her body enough to put it on display for the world to see. And if anyone should understand body-shaming, it’s Lena. But apparently she doesn’t.
In her recent interview with Playboy, Lena was asked “If you woke up tomorrow in the body of a Victoria’s Secret model, what would you do for the rest of the day?”
And her response was,
“I’d be really disoriented and wonder what had happened in the night. Which enemy had dragged me to the doctor? I don’t think I’d like it very much. There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with that I don’t have to deal with now. I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack. Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier. The people who talk to you are the people who are interested in you. It must be a big burden in some ways to look that way and be in public. That said, I probably would want to see if I could get free food at restaurants. Then I’d call a doctor and see if she could return me to my former situation.”
I’m really annoyed by this statement. Not only does she use the word “enemy” to define someone who turned her into a VS model, but she goes on to talk about how it’s a burden to look like that. And then she’d see if she could get free food. I love free food just as much as anyone else, but that’s kind of rude.
I don’t think Lena realized the kind of shade this throws on so-called “babe” girls, but it’s there. I’m tall and thin, and I don’t walk around trying to get free stuff or wonder if people are talking to me because my boobs are big. I don’t deal with “weird challenges.” I deal with challenges that every other human being faces on a daily basis. And what is Lena saying? That bigger girls don’t have challenges? That it’s easier?
All I know is that regardless of your body type, there’s no reason to shame others on theirs. It’s just not cool. And regardless of your body type, everyone has challenges and issues that they have to deal with. Even Victoria’s Secret models.
What do you think about Lena’s comments? Do you think she’s body-shaming? Tell me in the comments!