Now that summer has arrived (and even before that point) it seems like everywhere you turn, there are pictures of female celebrities in bikinis. They are plastered all over the magazines and even posted on Twitter by the celebrities themselves for the entire world to scrutinize every curve the celebrity has. Some celebrities are complimented on how hot their bodies look while others are criticized for either being too skinny or not skinny enough. Well, it seems to me, there are huge discrepancies in the way these celebrities are evaluated.
Take LeAnn Rimes, for instance. Not too long ago, she posted a picture of herself in a bikini on twitter while on her honeymoon. Talk began about how she has become scary skinny. People were already saying she was becoming too skinny before her honeymoon. Yet, both she and her trainer continue to say that she is incredibly healthy and toned.
Then there is Gwyneth Paltrow (pictured above) whom, as far as I know, has not been talked about for appearing skinny scary. Yet, you can see some of her ribs and pelvis bones protruding as you can in the LeAnn Rimes Twitter photo. There are also numerous Victoria’s Secret models that display the same characteristics when posing in bikinis or underwear. Why aren’t they considered to be scary skinny?
Is it because they are models and LeAnn Rimes is not? No, that can’t be the case because Gwyneth Paltrow is not a model. Who decides? Why does the public and the media tend to attack some women and not others for being too skinny? Do they go by how toned the abs are? Because they certainly aren’t going by whether or not you can see the top of the pelvis bone or a rib or two.
Lastly, women who are obviously a normal, healthy body weight and very toned as well are often called fat or overweight. Women like Cheryl Burke (also shown above) have to endure the hurtful comments when, in my opinion, they are neither too skinny nor too fat. Our bodies are meant to carry a certain amount of bones, muscle, and flesh; including fat. Women that are in fact too skinny often have trouble conceiving, but the world looks on that as a good appearance. While women that are too heavy often experience a wide array of health problems, too.
So then, does someone’s clothing size depend upon whether or not the media says someone ways too much or too little? Whether they are curvy or skinny? Do you have to be overweight to be considered curvy – or are women like Cheryl Burke considered overweight because they have curves? Who decides these things? Really, a person’s health depends upon many factors and weight is just one of them. I mean, what good is being skinny if you have no muscle tone and why is seeing the outline of someone’s ribs or pelvic bone a bad thing if that person is toned and healthy? Aside from the fact that some people just don’t find that kind of thing attractive.
Maybe beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Some people don’t find women attractive who are thin enough that you can see outlines of the ribs and pelvic bones, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are scary skinny just as curves don’t necessarily mean a woman is overweight. The public and the media both need to step back and look at these women as compared to other women before making such harsh judgments about them. Audrina Patridge, for example, is about the same size as LeAnn Rimes, yet she is touted as having one of the hottest bodies while LeAnn is criticized for being too skinny. It all makes no sense to me.
What are your opinions on the matter?
Tags: Cheryl Burke, Gwyneth Paltrow, LeAnn Rimes, Scary Skinny
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