Seventeen has launched the Body Peace Project, “aimed at changing the way young girls view their bodies.” Three celebrities have signed on: Fergie, Brittany Snow, and Ashlee Simpson. According to IMDB news:
The trio want teenagers to stop obsessing about the shape of their bodies. Editor in Chief Ann Shoket launches the year-long project to help girls with unhealthy body image issues in the new issue of the U.S. teen magazine. She says, “So many girls feel awful about themselves.” Snow, who recently revealed she suffered from anorexia and bulimia, is desperate to help young girls who are struggling with the same issues she struggled with as her acting career took off when she was 16.
Here is my knee-jerk reaction. Brittany Snow, I get: she battled bulimia and presumably has something to say about eating disorders. Also, she was in Hairspray so, free pass from me. Ashlee Simpson plastic surgeried her face out of all recognition, sending what I would call the exact opposite of a message of acceptance. And Fergie… well, at least she has lovely lady lumps. Still, how about celebrities who don’t fit the perfect Hollywood mold? Celebrities of color or size? I think that would promote inclusivity and positivity better than Ashlee fucking Simpson. Don’t you?
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