Blogger Criticizes A-Listers at Golden Globes for Looking Fat
She may have used words like ”sexier curves” and “womanly roundness,” but here’s how most readers of the New York Times fashion blog The Moment interpreted FEMALE blogger Andy Port’s remarks about several actresses at the Golden Globes: She called them FAT! She actually didn’t, at least not with such honest frankness, but her comments are still wildly ludicrous considering the actresses she’s talking about.
In her line of fire were A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Courtney Cox. I know, three of the biggest, fattest slobs in Hollywood, right? If only they’d inherited Rosanne Barr’s delicate frame. Hardly! Which is why the comments are so bizarre. And, obviously, more than a little incendiary. I believe the blogger’s intention was to write a positive post about these women looking healthy and fit, but instead she exacerbated the already intense body-image arguments that come up anytime a woman’s figure is called into question for being too skinny or too fat. What it looks like to me is that these actresses did a few extra curls at the gym to get ready for the red carpet. Which is standard procedure, I assume, for these events. Nothing newsworthy there.
By saying these actresses have “put on a little weight” and comparing them to Marilyn Monroe, the blogger is only exaggerating and twisting an unattainable body image some girls and women desperately aspire to. Sometimes with dangerous consequences. Marilyn Monroe was a very curvy woman. Some speculate she was a size 16, which wasn’t quite as large then as it is today. But, even at her smallest speculated size, Marilyn Monroe was never as slight as Jennifer Aniston or Kate Hudson. So, comparing their thin figures to that of Marilyn is a complete and utter crock. It’s just wrong. None of the women at the Globes have bodies anywhere near as curvy as Marilyn’s. All body issue BS aside, it’s just a stupid comparison.
Next time, Andy Port, stick to judging the dresses. And stop calling size-2 celebrities “curvy.”