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Although we’re definitely not done with all the meta media aftermath (and Rachel has a good roundup today), I thought I’d take a break to share an actual post! About something else! Are you shocked? I was, when I read today that Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old star otherwise known as Hannah Montana, thinks she’s fat.
According to Star Magazine:
Sometimes she can’t even eat and almost passes out on stage. She thinks she looks fat in fan pictures and that her legs and face are “all jiggly” to fans in the first row at concerts.
I sincerely hope this is something the tabloids have made up (like Jenna Fischer dating David Spade), and it isn’t how Miley actually feels. Although actually, that would be just as bad—as a story like that, true or false, can only make a beautiful 15-year-old girl feel bad about herself.
In trying to find out more about this, I also stumbled across this post from a mom:
Hollywood is ruining their young stars while making my kids have false expectations to boot. Already, I have to admonish my boys for thinking Sara Ramierez is fat. She’s a size 10. That’s not fat. Or even that Jennifer Love Hewitt isn’t fat. I mean come on, these two women are gorgeous. Just because they aren’t the size of the Olsen twins, doesn’t mean they are [fat].
It’s no secret that I think teenage girls suffer the most from the pressure to be extremely thin, particularly in Hollywood, where “fat” has been redefined to “size 4.” The response to pressure like that is so often to turn to drugs (Exhibit A: Jessica Sierra, who was called fat when she looked like this and is now on drugs and looks like this.)
Miley is beautiful and glowing. And girls everywhere look up to her. I hope we soon hear that she’s healthy, active, and happy with herself—as every teenage girl should be.
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