In the modern world, appearances will always affect the way society perceives individuals. With the whole world constantly watching their every move and change, celebrities get the harshest criticism. Social media and Hollywood can be brutal to the way celebrities appear, especially when it comes to female celebrities’ weight.
Recently, actress, Rebel Wilson opened up about how differently she has been treated since she reached her weight goal of 165 lbs. Wilson has been open to the public with her weight loss journey since the beginning and stated, “…now that I’m in good shape, people offer to carry groceries to the car and hold doors open for you.” These are basic human decencies that she was not getting just because she was a different size.
The average height and weight for a model in Hollywood is 5 ’11 and 117 1bs, but according to BMI that is considered to be unhealthy and underweight. Standards like these can be seriously harmful to the mental and physical health of female celebrities because “Hollywood is probably the only place on earth where it’s acceptable for a woman who weighs 105 pounds to be told she’s fat.” As the internet becomes more accepting of others, it’s not surprising that Rebel Wilson is not the only female celebrity who has spoken up about her weight experiences.
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us star, was told to lose fifty pounds or “stay the butt of the joke” by her manager.
Jennifer Lawrence, one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, spoke about a time in her life when she was told to lose weight or she would be fired from a certain role. She explained, “They brought in pictures where I was basically naked and told me to use them as motivation for my diet.”
Kelly Osbourne, actress, and singer, stated “I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict,” which was an unfortunate reality that she had to live with.
Raven Symone, singer, and actress, commented about how she was told on the set of the Cosby Show, “You can’t eat that. You’re getting fat!” She was only seven years old!
These are just a few of the circumstances that women in Hollywood have had to face. Healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Hopefully soon, there will be a time when Hollywood stops pressuring their workers to be a certain way but until then, Rebel Wilson argues, “I would say to everyone out there don’t be obsessed about how much you actually weigh. It’s more about all the healthy practices, and then the changes to your whole lifestyle.”