After years of people constantly talking about her body and the reasons why she hasn't had a baby, Jennifer Aniston is, frankly, sick of the "incredibly damaging" comments. In a candid new interview with Vogue, the 48-year-old actress opened up about the world's "obsession" with her physique and personal life — and slammed the media's constant reporting on these hot topics.
"I don’t think it’s getting much better. I think the problem is the tabloids and the gossip columns taking the human body and putting it in a category. They’re either fat shaming, or body shaming, or childless shaming," she told the magazine. "It’s a weird obsession that people have, and I don’t understand exactly why they need to take people who are out there to entertain you and rip them apart and bully them. Why are we teaching young women this? It’s incredibly damaging."
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"I was finally like, 'This has just got to stop!' I couldn’t hear this narrative anymore about being pregnant or not pregnant; you have no idea what is going on personally in our lives and why that is or is not happening. In my own brain, I’ve shifted my perspective, so who gives a s--t!" Jennifer continued. "If you’re going to walk out and have your nipples showing, or your belly is a little bloated, or you’re not at the weight you want to be — you are perfect no matter what you are and no matter where you are, and who cares?!"
"You have to tune out the noise, which is fine by me, because I just know that I’m happy and healthy and doing everything I can to be good in the world and to the people I work with. But, it’s hard. It’s something that people are addicted to: salacious stories. Maybe [gossip magazines] will be dead one day," the Friends star added.
This isn't the first time Jennifer has spoken out against fans constantly focusing on her body and potential plans for a baby. In July 2016, Justin Theroux's wife penned an emotional op-ed for The Huffington Post. "I have worked too hard in this life and this career to be whittled down to a sad, childless human," she wrote at the time.
This story originated on Closer Weekly.