Celebrities are often targeted by journalists and photographers for that one perfect shot. And the paparazzi often cross limits and invade their privacy. And when we talk about our very own Rachel aka Jennifer Aniston, she's been subjected to this kind of attitude ever since she grabbed eyeballs decades ago.
Whether it was her marriage and the ensuing split with Brad Pitt, or her wedding with Justin Theroux, she's been quite a favourite with the paparazzi.
But good, old Rachel is not one to mince words. This time, amidst rumours of her pregnancy, Aniston very eloquently talked about the problem with social media and how it has become a catalyst in tethering the idea of perfection and that of a 'complete' woman, in Huffington Post’s blog.
In her, For The Record, she formulates her ideas in a rather descriptive column, where she starts by talking about the exact problem with journalism and celebrity news.
She mentions how she and Justin have been badgered repeatedly on the question of her pregnancy rumours after she was, apparently, spotted with a ‘baby bump’. Rather than ranting about the invasion of personal space, she wants to point at the bigger problems, she says:
Talking about the exact problem, Aniston says that other women look up to celebrities for inspiration, and how journalism is going crazy about the idea of perfection that a celebrity possesses. She adds:
The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time... but who’s counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they’re not married with children.
The American actress also has a message for women. They really need not worry about achieving perfection and must focus and achieve their heartfelt desires, she writes in the blog.
While her bigger point of concern is the fact that media practices are not going to change anytime soon, we, as readers, must understand that there is no such thing as complete and being ‘pregnant’ or ‘fat’ won’t make you any less 'perfect.'
She ends the piece by saying that every woman must choose her own terms and adhere to it, and not follow these trends brainlessly.
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